How to Wash Down Pillows in the Washing Machine
How to wash down pillows in the washing machine is a trick that I learned a long time ago. I guess I had a soft spot for my very first down pillow, which was named Twiggy. It was a white plush fluffy thing, and it fit perfectly in my nightstand drawer. It was so cute.
Then I became a mother, and it was hard for me to replace the soft fluffy pillows that were filled with all of those soft silky fluff. Now they were pillows filled with nothing but baby’s stinky down!
As a mom, I know how to wash down pillows in the washing machine. It is not as difficult as you might think. And it is a lot easier than you might think.
The first thing you need to do when you get home from work is to wash your pillow cover. You can use a pillow cleaner or one of the lotions that are available. You want to make sure that it is completely dry before you move on to the next step.
Next, you will want to wash the pillow covers you have in the washer. If you have a fabric pillow cover, you can just hand wash it, but if you use a pillow stuffing, it might be best to put it in the dryer.
After the pillows are dry, it is time to turn the machine on and get started on the fun part. You are going to want to start by filling your soft fabric pillowcase with some down.
For a soft plush pillowcase, the down should be about 4 inches in thickness. Keep in mind that the smaller the down pillow the more it will cost.
Then you will want to roll the pillow case in a ball. The reason for this is because the down pillows are very light and move much easier in a ball form. Once the ball has been made, you will want to put it in the washing machine.
You will want to put it in the washer on the delicate cycle and run the cycle for three hours. This will make sure that the down is well spread out.
You will want to take the pillow out of the washer when it has all three inches of down on it. Then you can let it air dry.
When the pillow is dry, you will want to wash it as usual. It will be fine. It might look a little different than when you got it, but that is okay.
So my trick for how to wash down pillows in the washing machine is really quite simple. It takes about an hour to do all of the hard work of turning the fabric inside out, but it will save you a lot of money in the long run.