How Often Should You Wash Down Pillows, Foams and Feather Pillows?
How often to wash down pillows, foam and feather pillows? Many do it every day, some a couple of times, others hardly ever. This is one of those “must know” facts on down pillows that are often misunderstood.
So how often should you clean your pillow? Well, it depends on the materials. Down pillows are machine washable but the feathers are not. Fleece and foam pillows can be machine washed, as long as you follow the recommended washing instructions.
This is the “how often to clean pillow” question that gets asked almost daily. And, the truth is that there is no universal answer to this question. Most experts agree that you should wash them once a week.
The other type of pillow that is mostly washed is the feather. Feather pillows are more difficult to clean as they are machine washable. A slightly better idea is to rotate your pillow covers yearly.
This will ensure that each pillow is not exposed to too much dust and humidity. This will also help prevent the fibers from matting together. You should also try to wash the inside of the pillow cases separately and throw them in the dryer.
Should you buy new pillows every year or should you buy new pillows that you can rotate through all the seasons? These are the types of questions that must be asked if you plan to save money or invest in new down pillows every year. These are usually the types of questions that are too vague for most people to answer.
For one thing, you need to consider the size of the pillow. If it is too small, you will need to buy more pillows to fill the void. This is a very expensive purchase and is something that you should think twice about doing. Having too many pillows simply adds to the clutter in your home.
The next thing to consider is how often you will want to wash your down pillows, foam and feather pillows. The average answer is every season. The reasons are many, but the most common reason is that a single down pillow will not have enough fabric to last through the entire year.
The next season you will likely be washing them twice and just once in the summer. We all know how hard it is to take care of a feather, and a foam or down pillow is very soft. And, most people do not have the time it takes to get the pillow cleaned out every single season.
With these two factors in mind, the answer to the question of how often to wash your pillows will probably vary. You need to get the right washing machine for your down pillows, foam and feather pillows. You also need to make sure that you do not put the down pillows and the foam pillows in the same washing machine.
In addition, it is best to use the washer on a top loading machine. The washing machines that are on the bottom of the clothes drier do not wash down pillows and foam pillows as well as those that are on top. The spin cycle on the top loading machines is great for cleaning down pillows, but they may not work as well for cleaning foam and feather pillows.
You can get a variety of pillows at the store, but the best way to clean down pillows, foam and feather pillows isto actually wash them yourself. You will get the same results that you would have if you bought them at the store.