Do you think it is important for your family’s hygiene to regularly clean carpets and sheets, towels, bed and sofa covers? Of course! Cushions should also be cleaned regularly, at least once every six months. This is because a pillow that has not been cleaned recently contains high levels of dead skin, mold, fungus, dust mites and excrement. No one will sleep on it! Let’s see how we can effectively clean our pillows according to their material and what tricks we can use to keep them clean for longer. Cotton and feather pillow company can be cleaned in several ways. You can hand wash them, machine wash them or dry clean them. If you choose to hand wash, use a mild detergent instead of soap, as soap can leave residues. Wash gently with lukewarm water at max 40C. Rinse the pad thoroughly in cold water, squeezing constantly to ensure no residue remains.
Before putting the pillows in the washing machine,
make sure that the detergent is completely diluted. You can do this by running the machine for a few minutes after adding the detergent and before adding the pads. Then stop, empty the pillows and put them in the washing machine. Set your washing machine to a gentle wash. An extra rinse would be ideal, but if your washing machine doesn’t have this button, just run the pad through a final rinse cycle once or twice to completely rinse away the residue. Do not use fabric softener to rinse. Opt for vinegar instead to help remove residue. Very little, two or three drops are enough. Add a tennis ball to prevent the bottom from getting stuck in a corner during the spin cycle. Press the spin function twice to ensure most of the water has been removed.
Synthetic fiber cushions can be hand or machine washed as before.
Lower quality fiber cushions can pile up after cleaning. If this happens, remove the fibers and redistribute them when dry. For synthetic pillows, you only need to use the spin function once so that the fibers clump together as little as possible. Feather pillows can be hand washed or dry cleaned. Hand wash them as you would a feather pillow, but with less detergent. Also keep in mind that feather pillows are more difficult to get wet because feathers tend to repel water. Remember to use a little vinegar when rinsing.
Foam cushions can only be hand washed very gently with a mild detergent.
First mix the water and detergent, then press the soapy water onto the pad by gently pressing it repeatedly. Do not squeeze or twist them, they are very delicate. Rinse thoroughly with vinegar while rinsing. best down feather pillows should be cleaned because of their material, which makes them very difficult and dangerous to clean otherwise.