Caring For Your Pillows...
With proper care pillows should last you for quite a few years. Here are some tips to ensure that they give you the maximum number of cosy nights possible.
Pillow Care & Cleaning
*Use a Pillow Protector: Pillows should be covered with pillow protectors in addition to decorative pillowcases. These protectors, which often have a zipper closure, provide you an additional layer between the pillow and a pillowcase.
*Washing: If the pillow you have selected is machine washable (check the care label), please follow these easy steps:
1. Wash with a mild detergent on a warm water/gentle setting
2. After the wash cycle is complete, rinse the pillow 2 additional times (to rid the pillow of any soap that may still be in the pillow. Then spin the pillow two additional times (to rid the pillow of excess water.)
3. Dry the pillow completely on a low heat setting. For pillows with internal chambers, you may need to dry the pillow for four to six hours. Between cycles, remove the pillow and hand fluff. Note that pillows may still be damp inside even when they feel dry to the touch. Any lumps or clumps of fill indicates dampness; continue to dry until you are sure there is no moisture left in your pillow.
4. Between washings, the pillow can be re-fluffed on an air fluff setting in the dryer. Include a couple of clean tennis balls and a fabric softener sheet for extra fluff and a fresh smell.
When pillows are not in use, store them in breathable bags. Storing pillows in plastic bags will trap moisture in, which may cause the pillows to mildew or the fill to decompose.