Gathering your materials
To wash your feather pillows, you will need a washing machine, feather pillows, tennis balls, laundry detergent, a pillow protector, and dryer balls. You should also have hot water and an extra rinse cycle available.
To wash feather pillows, start by placing them in the washing machine. Add the tennis balls to the mix to help fluff the feathers. Set the machine to a delicate cycle using hot water and laundry detergent. Do an extra rinse cycle to be sure all the detergent is out of the pillow.
After the wash cycle is complete, put the pillows in the dryer on a low heat setting. Add the dryer balls to help fluff them back up as they dry. Once they are completely dry, remove them from the dryer and put them back on your bed.
If you have a feather pillow, you’ll want to pre-treat any stains before washing. To do this, start by mixing together one part fabric softener with four parts water. Next, dampen a clean cloth with the mixture and gently rub it over the stained area. Let the mixture sit on the stain for at least 15 minutes before laundering as usual.
If you have a feather and down pillow, you’ll want to follow the same steps as above. However, instead of using fabric softener, mix together one part vinegar with four parts water. Again, dampen a clean cloth with the mixture and gently rub it over the stained area. Let the mixture sit on the stain for at least 15 minutes before laundering as usual.
Washing pillows is easy whether you have a front loading or top loading washing machine. Simply set your machine to the delicate cycle and use cold water. For both types of machines, it’s best to wash two pillows at a time to balance out the load.
Washing your pillows
“Feather and down pillows should be washed regularly to keep them fresh and clean. Here’s how to wash your pillows:
1. Fill a sink or tub with lukewarm water and a mild detergent.
2. submerge the pillow in the water and gently swish it around.
3. Let the pillow soak for 15 minutes, then drain the sink or tub.
4. Rinse the pillow several times with fresh, clean water until all traces of detergent are gone.
5. Gently squeeze the excess water from the pillow, then place it in a dryer set on low heat or hang it to air dry.”
Drying your pillows
If your pillow is filled with feathers and down, you’ll want to take extra care when washing and drying it. Here’s how to get your pillows nice and clean, without damaging them.
Start by giving your pillows a good shake. This will help loosen any dirt or debris that’s gathered on the surface. Next, wash your pillows in cool water using a mild detergent. Avoid using hot water, as this can cause the feathers and down inside to shrink.
Once your pillows have been washed, it’s time to dry them. You can either air dry them by hanging them over a clothesline or drying rack, or you can put them in the dryer on low heat. If you choose to put them in the dryer, be sure to use a low heat setting and remove them while they’re still slightly damp; otherwise, they may end up becoming misshapen.