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RedSquirrel 
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09-30-12 06:00 PM - Post#4015372    

Do you wash your pillows at home? When I say "pillows", I'm talking about the sort you sleep on.

I've tried to wash pillows which say you can machine-wash but they always come out lumpy and unusable. Have you had any success?



 
kellcinn 
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10-01-12 05:16 AM - Post#4015444    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I have washed our pillows. Now I steam them in the dryer to freshen them. I just do it more often. I have also added in tennis balls (or clean sneakers work) to tumble in with them. This is supposed to break up the clumps and redistribute the stuffing, it works on down comforters very well.

 
hockeymom24 
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10-01-12 06:13 AM - Post#4015448    
    In response to kellcinn

you are supposed to wash pillows?

 
Beth Ann 
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10-01-12 06:28 AM - Post#4015456    
    In response to hockeymom24

I hate to admit it, but I am much more likely to just buy new ones.

 
Luvmyvespa 
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10-01-12 06:35 AM - Post#4015460    
    In response to Beth Ann

I threw ours all out last weekend because I bought new ones. I never have luck with washing stuff like that!

Sharon, how do you steam yours?



 
RedSquirrel 
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10-01-12 08:53 AM - Post#4015476    
    In response to Luvmyvespa

Old pillows contain skin and dust mites - not good for allergic people. Not to mention the perspiration and potential spillages which make their way through the pillowcases. I would say yes, pillow users benefit from their being cleaned every now and again.

I also worry about what happens to non-feather pillows when we throw them out. They just end up in land-fill which is bad for the environment.

 
kellcinn 
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10-01-12 09:50 AM - Post#4015496    
    In response to Luvmyvespa

  • Luvmyvespa Said:
I threw ours all out last weekend because I bought new ones. I never have luck with washing stuff like that!

Sharon, how do you steam yours?




I have a steam setting on the dryer.
There is a water line hooked into it and it has a 20 minute high setting or a 15 minute medium setting. I use the high for pillows, etc. I love it for all kinds of things that just need freshening or light wrinkle repair.

 
J-M 
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10-01-12 06:39 PM - Post#4015622    
    In response to kellcinn

Yup - about once every couple months. I haven't had any problems with lumpiness, but I hang to dry instead of putting them through the dryer.

 
michann 
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10-01-12 08:47 PM - Post#4015648    
    In response to J-M

I want a steamer function on my dryer now

 
Luvmyvespa 
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10-03-12 05:40 AM - Post#4015896    
    In response to michann

Wow! My dryer doesnt have that!

 
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