Ah, pillows. Yes, those lovely, fluffy, comforting, welcoming, room-brightening, bed-making, and altogether thrown-about pillows. Sometimes overlooked by people who see them in a somewhat utilitarian sense (these people are easily identified by comments such as: “Why do we need another pillow?” or “My wife always has so many pillows on the bed! We don’t even sleep on them all!”), we prefer to view pillows in what we feel is their true light: always necessary.
We happen to think that pillows are the best! That’s right. Pillows are the best. There’s the simple comfort factor: sitting on a couch, chair, bench, or the ground is made infinitely better with the addition of a pillow or cushion. Secondly, as we have shared before, adding, removing, or changing-up pillows in a room can dramatically change the entire look and feel of a room. They are some of the easiest transition pieces to move your home’s atmosphere from spring to summer, to fall, to winter, then back to spring again.
And then, there is the homey factor. Personally, we feel a bedroom or living room without pillows looks a bit barren. The addition of our soft friends can quickly make a house feel much more like a home. Isn’t one of the best parts of any long day coming home to a nicely made bed and sinking deep into perfectly fluffed pillows?
It’s a bit surprising, then, that while we use pillows every day, most of us don’t really know how to take care of them. If you’re honest about it, when was the last time you washed your pillows? If it has been 6 months or more, it’s time to consider how to get your pillows looking and feeling their best again!
If you have down or other fill pillows, and are brave enough to try washing them at home in your own machine, here are a few tips:
- Read the labels carefully! If you have clipped these off, stick with warm water and a gentle cycle.
- Do two pillows at once to balance out the wash load in your machine – you don’t want to throw it off kilter.
- Make sure to tumble dry the pillows on low, fluffing and turning them often.
- Even if you are not washing your pillows every few months, make sure to wash their cases at least once a week – especially the ones on your bed!
If you are not so brave, or simply do not have the time or energy for cleaning your pillows at home, don’t fret! Many of our clients always bring their pillows to us for cleaning to avoid wrecking them in their home washer.
We offer a gentle household fabric cleaning service in large washers and moisture sensitive dryers, ensuring a softer, fluffier appearance and promoting even distribution of the fill material. And if packing your car full of all of your household pillows doesn’t sound like fun, please make use of our pickup service. We won’t even charge you extra to do it!