How to Make Yellow Pillows White Again

Have you ever wondered how to get your pillows back to that crisp white like when you first bought them? We’ve got the secret!

a590840040736ca6_pillows1.xxxlarge_2xAs a general rule, pillows should be washed 2 times a year. This helps get rid of bacteria and skin cells that build up in your pillows over time. Usually, even perfectly good pillows turn a yellowish color. Here’s how to make them look brand new!

What you will need: 1 cup laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent, 1 cup bleach (or vinegar), and 1/2 cup borax.

First, remove your pillowcases and pillow protectors. Add all the ingredients mentioned above and wash your pillows on the hottest setting. When the washing cycle is complete, you can run it through an extra spin cycle just to get rid of any leftover water.

washing-pillows-5When the washing cycle is finished, dry your pillows in the dryer. If you have pillows made of down feathers, use the air cycle. If your pillows are synthetic, use the low heat setting. When you place your pillows in the dryer, throw in a few tennis balls covered in clean socks. This will help fluff the pillows as they dry.

Photos: Savy Sugar, One Good Thing By Jillee.

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