Sleeping is an important part in our life since you can’t go from day to days without sleeping. Some people believe that caring for your pillow is a good way to have a good night’s sleep. In fact, a pillow is partly responsible for one person sleeping. As a good friend of yours, you should care for the pillow frequently to have both comfort and healthy sleep. Here are some tips, which might be useful for your while cleaning your pillow.
Down and Fiberfill Pillows
With this kind of pillow, it’s very easy to clean. You might clean it both by hand and by washing machine. In case you use the washer, you should wash two pillows at the same time to help the washer stay balanced. Also, you don’t need to use an agitator, you only need a top-loading or front machine. If you use an agitator style top loader, you should place the pillows vertically in the tub to help it stay unwrapped and avoid being damaged.
For some pillow, they have their own care label, so make sure that you read the directions thoroughly and follow it carefully. If you lost the tag, choose the gentle mode and use warm water. You can also add spin and on an extra cold-water. It’s a good idea to tumble the pillow, turning and fluffing them often on low heat. Some people said, they usually use several rubber dryer balls to avoid clumping when it dries.
Foam pillow is not that easy. You can’t use washing machine unless the tag tells you to do so. You should vacuum both sides of the foam pillow in order to take the dust away. You might choose the suction level or tumble the pillow on the no heat mode or air-only mode in the dryer for about 20 minutes. Wiping any soiled zones with a cloth dipped in warm soapy water. Finally, after letting the pillow dries completely, bring it back to your bed.
Some foam pillows, they are included labels with full instructions for hand washing. You should follow it with gentle washing since wet foam is easily mangled and very heavy than normal. In order to keep your pillow stay cleaner for a long time, use liner and wash them frequently.
When to Replace Them
Even when you are caring for your pillow carefully, your pillow is old and broken by time. Then you’ll have to buy a new one. However, when do you need to toss? In fact, if your pillow doesn’t get back into shape after folding it in half, it’s time for going shopping.