Most people are unaware of the fact that 50 percent of their pillow’s weight could contain dust mites, sloughed-off skin and other allergens. If you want them to be free from these unwanted allergens you must keep your pillow and your pillow cases clean.
It is in your interest to clean your pillow cases at least once a week. If you suffer from severe allergies and cleaning the pillow case every week does not help, you can double case your pillows. Many people avoid cleaning their pillow because they believe that cleaning them could affect the durability of the pillows. Contrary to what people believe, cleaning your pillows will also ensure they last longer. However, it is important that you follow the manufacturer’s instruction when you clean your pillows. It is a good idea to clean your pillows once in six months to keep it clean and free from allergens Queen Size (20×30 inches) Pillow Cases B0756XDCKJ.
You can use the washing machine to wash your mattress topper, down pillows and comforters. When washing your pillows and comforters, it is a good idea to use liquid detergents and not soap or powder. Allow the liquid detergent to mix with water before you add the comforters. Down pillows have the tendency to trap air, so push them into the water and squeeze out as much air out as possible. Soaking the down pillows will also help in ensuring your pillows are clean. When rinsing the pillows, avoid twisting them as it could damage the pillows. If you are using hard water and the detergent does not dissolve easily, you can add vinegar as it help in dissolving the detergent faster.
Drying your mattress and comforter may not be easy especially during rainy season. Drying them becomes easier if you use a dryer to dry them. If you use a dryer to dry your pillow, it is a good idea to stop the dryer periodically so you can fluff the pillows. After you have used the dryer, you can dry them out in the sun. When you dry them out in the sun, you may to fluff them occasionally to ensure the pillows don’t lose their shape. Don’t dry your foam pillows in the sun as it could dis-color or degrade your pillow. You can dry your foam pillows in an area that is not exposed to direct sunlight.