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. =)
Linking up to:
Eeeew, dry skin shedding! Yuck! 😉
I’m off to wash some pillows now LOL
I know, right? =)
Katie @ Upcycled Treasures
I’m all about washing pillows but am so bad at balancing the washer and it dances when I leave the room, woops. Thanks for the tips and for linking up to The Makers!
Alexis @ Persia Lou
Oh man. I’ve had that one pinned for a while, but haven’t actually done it. Aaaaand now that I’m thinking about my pillows loaded with skin flakes I better go do it right now.
nice tips on doing washing pillows, really at home, a manual hand wash is used, cause I am afraid that washing machine will get malfunction…
I think it probably depends on your washing machine and the options that are available. Good point, though.