Getting a good rest is one of the keys to facing days full of energy and positivity. And to achieve this, it is important to have a pillow that is comfortable and adapts to your body shape, like feather pillows. If you have chosen this option, in this post we show you how to wash them to keep them like the first day!
When it comes to getting a good sleep and rest, we don’t scrimp. That is why, for many people, the best option in terms of pillows is the feather one. If you want to preserve their softness and keep them as the first day, it is important to wash them properly at least twice a year.
In this post, we show you how to wash your feather pillow in the washing machine, how to dry it and some extra tips to enjoy its comfort for many years more.
How to wash a feather pillow in the washing machine
First of all, you should know that to wash your feather pillow in the washing machine, it must be synthetic. Therefore, we recommend that you check the label to make sure you can machine wash it.
Once you have confirmed that you can follow these tips to wash your pillow in the washing machine, remove the cover and the protector. Then, check that there are no holes that could cause damage during washing. If you find any, sew them up well before putting your pillow in the machine.
Once you have the pillows ready, put them in the washing machine in pairs. This way, the drum will be more balanced. Use a program for delicate garments and that does not exceed 40 degrees to take care of the feathers inside.
With regard to the detergent, it is best to use one that is liquid to avoid the accumulation of residues and facilitate washing. Use about half of what you would use for a normal wash, and don’t use fabric softener.
As for rinsing, we recommend that you do this twice or run a longer cycle to ensure that you rinse well and that no soap remains. To finish, spin the machine at the fastest speed possible. This will remove as much moisture as possible and make drying easier.
How to dry a feather pillow
Once you have your feather pillow clean, you can air dry it or tumble dry it. Whatever option you choose, it is very important that you remove as much moisture as possible by spinning.
Drying feather pillows in an open space
If you don’t have a dryer at home or you prefer to do it as you have done your entire life, the first thing you have to do is squeeze the pillow to remove any remaining moisture after washing. To do this, place the pillow between two towels and press to finish with the water remains.
Then, let it air dry on a flat surface, hollowing it out regularly so that the feathers do not clog up and in a place where it is not directly exposed to the sun.
Drying feather pillows in the dryer
The fastest way to dry your feather pillow is in the tumble dryer. The first thing to do is to remove excess moisture in the same way as by hand, by pressing with towels.
Afterwards, you can put the pillows in the dryer, but avoid programmes with very high temperatures and never exceed 60 degrees. It is preferable to use a gentle programme and repeat the cycle if necessary.
Tips to keep your feather pillow like the first day
Now that you know how to wash and dry your feather pillow so that it remains perfect, we want to give you some extra tips with which you will manage to keep it as soft and beautiful as the first day.
How often should you wash your pillow?
In addition to apply the correct technique when washing your feather pillow, it is important that you do so at least twice a year. This way, you will avoid the accumulation of dust mites and dirt due to dust, sweat or your own hair.
How to whiten your feather pillow?
If over time your feather pillow has taken on a yellowish hue and you want it to regain its whiteness, simply use a bleach during the wash. This must be without chlorine so as not to damage the material.
How to eliminate bad smells from the pillow?
When you are going to wash your pillow, if you see that it smells bad or you want to avoid the appearance of bad smells, add next to the detergent a teaspoon of baking soda.
Now you know all the tips to keep your feather pillow like the first day and enjoy its softness and comfort for much longer. Do you want to know how to get it on the mattress too? In our post step by step: how to remove the stains from the mattress, we explain to you how to get rid of the most common stains in these and some tips to keep it clean.