4 Fantastic Tips To Wash And Care For Pillows
Just like any other textile at home, your pillows also need occasional cleaning. However, not everyone knows the trick on how to clean pillows; they’d rather buy a new one instead. Imagine yourself sleeping on a pillow full of dust, years of sweat and oil build-up. Just the thought of it makes you cringe. It’s about time to give your pillows a bath if you haven’t cleaned them in half a year! Read on to learn a few tips to keep your pillows clean.
- Always read the manufacturer’s manual
There are different kinds of materials used for pillows and it’s important to follow the cleaning directions carefully. For instance, you cannot wash foam pillows in your washing machine but you can wash its removable cover. The cleaning method for foam pillows is different from fibre-filled pillows. The washing technique for feather pillows may be similar to polyester pillows; however adding bleach is a big no-no as it will strip the feather’s natural oils.
- Use baking soda for smelly pillows
Baking soda is known as one of the best cleaning agents that you can find at home. When washing your pillow, add 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda to get rid of any unpleasant smells.
- Use a pillow protector
Pillow protectors act as shields to keep your pillow from allergens, skin flakes and dirt. These protectors are available in the supermarket, and they’re washable, too.
- Replace pillows
No matter how you clean and maintain your pillows, you can enjoy its comfort for only about two years. If you keep your pillows and continue using them for more than that, they no longer provide the comfort and support needed for your neck and head.
To test if your pillow is still in good condition, try folding the pillow in half. If the pillow unfolds itself, then it’s still good; but if it remains folded, then it’s time to replace it.
It’s not only your pillows that need regular cleaning; your mattress does, too. Contact Bond Cleaning Australia for a professional mattress cleaning and enjoy healthier, more refreshing sleep every night.
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