Clean Your Pillows

By 4:44 PM

Some of my best friends from college are coming over to my house this weekend and it has inspired me to deep clean. Like REALLY DEEP. Don't get me wrong...I keep a pretty clean house but them coming over has really inspired me to get down and dirty and buy new sheets, pillows for the guest room, hang pictures, etc. 

Once I get my mind set on something I tend to become OCD about that project. Hints why I decided to wash the pillows in our master bedroom the same weekend we were moving my in-laws and I was hosting a shower. Crazy, yes. But like I said once I get my mind set on something it's a done deal. 

Here is what my pillows looked like before I washed them:



NASTY, right? I did a little research and all that yellowish color on the pillow is apparently sweat from our faces that leaks through the pillow case and pillow case cover. Totally gross. Check your pillows. Please tell me I'm not the only one with this grossness all over my pillows. 

The good news is they are now sparkling white and so fresh and so clean clean (ha, couldn't resist inserting rap song lyrics here). All I did was through them in the washer two at a time to balance each other out and put in laundry detergent, dish washing detergent, bleach, and Borax. Now I have fresh and clean pillows with no nasty yellow stains. Mission accomplished!

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25 comments

  1. No, you're not the only one. Plus, I get that when I drool. That's some good sleep there! ;)
    But, yeah, you're not alone.

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  2. I love this post! Thank you for sharing every single bit of this...yes, we all have a pillow like this that needs some attention. (=

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    1. So gross but so glad I'm not the only one! I think it gets worse in the summer! :)

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  3. Great tip, one I'll be sure to use! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Great tip!

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  5. okay, I have to try this....my son gets bloody noses all the time.....enough said! Visiting from The Pin Junkie Friday Link Party!

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  6. Omg! So glad I'm not the only one with pillows like this, I normally end up throwing them away, never thought to put them in the wash, great post! New follower from the Friday Chaos Blog Hop :) xx

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    1. I know! Mine get so nasty so quickly though that you end up going through a ton of pillows...or at least I do! Thanks for following and stopping by!

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  7. Sad to say you are not alone! Thanks for the clean pillow cocktail recipe. I need to have my own pillow intervention!

    See you soon!

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  8. LOL You are not the only one with stained, icky pillows! My son still drools all over his every night. Endless washing around here. :)

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  9. Yep our pilow get like thy and somehow the mattress cover too. We have a mattress pad but it still goes through. Soooooooooo gross. I have. Sleep number bed and the mattress cover totally zips off but it insists you can't put it in the washing machine. I am dying to do it becuase it's so nasty and it zips off so it's like I was meant to.....

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  10. Good information to have! Thanks for sharing this great tip!

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  11. Good information to have! Thanks for sharing this great tip!

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  12. I'm off to deep clean my pillows! :) thanks for sharing. I'm glad its not just us with yucky pillows!

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    Bex xx

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  13. Yep! Mine look like that too!! What kind of pillows do you have? We have the foam-type. Can you wash those? Was drying a problem?
    Stopping by from LOBS; thanks for linking up!

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    1. I did have one foam type pillow and they say on the tag not to wash them so I didn't try it. I just threw that one away and replaced it. The pillows I cleaned were the ones that said they were o.k. to clean on the tag. Sorry!

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  14. I use to just buy new ones.Last month I tried washing my pillows - they turned out nice. I'm glad to know we aren't the only ones with icky pillows. LOL

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