How To Wash & Whiten Yellowed Pillows
After long and exhausting day at work, all you want is to take a shower and lie down in clean bed and nicely scented pillow. That is the reason why people regularly change the sheets and the pillowcases, but is that enough to keep your bed spotlessly clean?
Have you ever noticed that your pillow has changed its shape? Most people ignore that, without being aware of the fact that it is terribly wrong.
Namely, scientists explain that you need to clean the pillows you sleep on at least 3 times a year.
Do you remember when the last time you have washed your pillow was?
The head of the Sleep to Live institute, Rober Oexman explains that you need to wash your pillow at least two times a year and regularly change the pillows: simply throw away the old and buy new ones.
It is highly advisable to place two pillows in the washing machine (of course, if they are suitable) because on this way you will protect the pillows from damage. Pillows are quite delicate and the high speed of the washing machine drum might destroy them.
After certain period of time, the pillows you sleep on, start changing the color and become yellowish. Unfortunately, many people don’t notice this because they change only the pillowcases. Nevertheless, you should do something about this.
The procedure is very simple: put two pillows in the washing machine, pour 1 cup of bleaching powder, hot water, a cup of regular washing powder and finally add 2–3 tablespoons of baking soda.
Before you put the pillows in the washing machine, check the labels and in order to get best results, wash the pillows on the highest allowed temperature.
Once the washing process ends, it is advisable to hit the pillow from every side in order to squeeze out the moisture and speed up the drying process.
Leave the pillow outside until it gets completely dry.