We all know that pillow cases and sheets should be changed on a regular basis and we do it as often as we see fit. Once a week, once in two weeks, depending on your personal preferences, but what about the pillows? How long have you been using the same pillow without cleaning it or changing it? According to experts, we should clean the pillows we sleep on at least three times a year, but let’s face it no one does it!
One of the best seasons for cleaning the whole house is definitely spring. We can also wash the pillows we sleep on then. Why don’t you ask yourself when was the last time you washed your own pillows? Well, you should know that changing the pillowcases on a regular basis is not enough.
According to the director of the Sleep to Live Institute in the US, Robert Oexmana, pillow should be changed every six months.
If you have pillows that can be washed in a washing machine, and it is not damaged, certainly in the washing machine drum, put two pillows. If only one there will remain too much space in the drum washing machine, however, and the pillow could be more easily damaged in the wash. Many pillows eventually become yellow, it may not be a problem that will only cover with new pillowcase. In the drum of washing machine put the pillow, pour hot water, a cup of powder for bleaching clothes, a cup of washing powder and two tablespoons of baking soda.
Put the pillow in the washing machine, pour one cup of bleaching powder, hot water, a cup of regular washing powder, and add two to three tablespoons of baking soda.
Prior to washing the pillows, check the label on them and then wash them on the highest allowed temperature. When the washing process ends, squeeze the moisture out of the pillow by hitting it from every side in order to speed up the drying process. Let the pillow outside to dry and do not use it until it gets completely dry.