Whew, I feel like I can breathe again. We had a crazy-full weekend. Funny though, we didn't have plans with anyone but I had plans for all of us. I wanted to get the bathroom cabinets done (which was asking too much...but we did make tons of progress) and do a few other things around the house. We got a little bit of everything done, but nothing fully done. Sometimes that annoys me, but other times I realize that the things that we do instead are more important.
We went on a bike/walk at a nearby park and trail on Sunday. We finally had decent weather (I think it was upper 40s) and it felt so good to do something fun as a family. Spring....come soon, please.
Back to the post. I've had this pinned for awhile. It's a pillow washing tutorial from One Good Thing by Jillee. So, please visit her site for a very in-depth tutorial on how to wash your pillows. It's funny that I share cleaning methods, because I'm not a super tidy type person. I like the obscure cleaning methods (like the mattress cleaning that I did) way better than just general house cleaning (which doesn't get done all that much). I did the lazy-gals guide to washing pillows and mine turned out well... so I'll share what I did.
Use two pillows so that they keep the washer balanced.
Wash (I used the DIY laundry soap but you could use a different powder soap) on Permanent Press/Delicate (I was able to choose both for my washer) and use cold water.
Send it through the rinse cycle twice.
Put in the dryer and dry on medium. I ran mine for 1.5 cycles and that seemed to get them very dry.
These pillows weren't stained or anything before, but they did seem to have a freshness to them after they came out of the dryer.
I read somewhere about how many pounds of dry skin we shed a year and it totally disgusted me. I'm now feeling better about having dry skin-less pillows. =)
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