How To Wash Pillows In The Washing Machine
Learning how to wash pillows can be a challenge. Most of us want to know how to take care of the ones we have, but many of us do not take the time to learn how to take care of our pillow cases.
If you are like most people you probably have your feather pillows and fiber fill pillows in your bed. Most of us will likely have an all white color pillow. The fluffy white cloth is actually a light padding made from polyester or a synthetic foam.
The pillow cover is usually the easiest thing to take care of because you can just go in the laundry and throw it away. Sometimes, though we can be on a budget and do not have the time to purchase cleaning products. In this case it is a good idea to know how to wash pillow covers.
Once you find the pillow cover for your pillow, you will need to decide how often you will wash it. This will depend on how often you use the pillow. Some people only use it once or twice a week, while others will spend all night reading.
Most of us should wash pillow cases more often than once a week. After the first time you get the feel of the material and how it feels to your skin. In addition, the material will most likely lose a little of its softness after several uses.
It is a good idea to wash pillow cases in cold water and then hang them up to dry. Some people enjoy the idea of using a pillow machine to wash their pillow covers. When I used to have a pillow machine I found that it was easier to do without one, because the machine worked so well. However, if you use an ordinary washing machine you will have to make sure you follow the instructions carefully. First you will want to clean the inside of the pillow case with a soft cotton rag and some warm water. Next use the machine on the easy setting. Put one full load in and turn it on. Turn it on until the wash cycle is finished and you see the bright light flash.
Be sure to put a very warm water solution in the machine, because the machine does not heat the water. Then carefully pour out the rinse water into a container. Let the pillows soak in the warm water for a few minutes to dry. Repeat this process several times to ensure you get the best results.
If you prefer to hand wash your pillow cases you will also need to put a very soft cloth on a paper towel and dry the pillow case on a clothesline. When you hang it up to dry use only clean water and place it over a low flame to dry. Do not let the pillowcase touch the clothesline as it can catch fire.
Pillow cases can be washed in the washing machine by using the gentle cycle. This is the best way to do it, since you do not have to take them out of the container to start the washing cycle. Just turn on the machine and put the pillow case into the water.
If you do not have a dryer, you can use another machine, which I would recommend you do. When you are finished washing the pillowcase rinse it well in cold water to remove the excess water. Using a clean towel or cloth, gently blot the pillow to remove any remaining moisture. If you do not have pillow cases to use, you can simply lay it flat on a table or other flat surface and get out the dusters.
Then use the dusters to remove the pollen and dust that have fallen off the pillow. Remember, when it comes to how to wash pillow cases, the simple way always works the best.