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How to wash and whiten pillows



If you have a drilling machine:
If you have a drilling machine, the mode of operation will be different. You will first have to choose the hottest wash cycle and add the ingredients one by one after starting.

But since every machine is different, and it can be tedious, you can opt for Plan B and soak your pillow overnight with the ingredients in a sink or in your bathtub. The next day, all you have to do is put your pillow in the washing machine, using your usual program and detergent: you will be surprised to see that the yellow stains disappear quickly!


Also, if you have this option on your machine, test the rinse (+) option. This will help whiten your pillow even more by increasing cleaning efficiency.

To successfully clean your pillows, and thus have clean nights, it is essential that you do not place more than two pillows at a time in the washing machine.

If the weather is nice, opt for outdoor drying. If the weather isn't warm enough and your pillow is feather or down, choose the option to air dry in your dryer. If your pillow is made of synthetic material, choose a lower temperature to avoid distorting the filler and to ensure that the filler is evenly distributed.

Second tip against a yellowing pillow: lemonade 🍋
Make way for a 100% natural tip! The advantages of lemon juice can no longer be shown ... It is a natural product that is often used in household products, and it is very appreciated. It guarantees the whiteness of fabrics, so why not test it out to successfully restore your yellowed pillow?

To use it, you have three options:

Possibility one: Put the equivalent of lemon juice in your washing machine's detergent drawer, so that it releases its bleaching power during the program (always at 90 degrees).

Second possibility: Bring 2.5 liters of water to a boil. Then add the juice of 6 lemons. Place the mixture in a basin large enough to completely submerge your pillow in the liquid. Then let your pillow rest for 2 hours in the mixture, so the effect of the lemon juice can reach its fullest! You can then clean it in the washing machine using your usual detergent.


Third possibility: Mix 250ml of hydrogen peroxide with 125ml of lemon juice. Then pour this mixture into a basin of boiling water. Then place your pillow there, so that it is completely covered, and let it rest for an hour. Then, machine wash it with your detergent, and it will regain its full shine!

Yellowish pillow tip #3: Sodium carbonate
To restore pillow whiteness, sodium percarbonate is particularly effective. Simply pour half a cup into the hot water of your washing machine to enjoy its great cleaning capabilities.

For similar actions, you can also test baking soda.

A little recipe with baking soda, anyone ?

Mix half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of white vinegar. Cover your pillow with boiling water, and add this mixture. Let it run for an hour, then start a normal wash cycle with your washing machine !


 

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