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how do you clean pillows?

I have some pillows with stains and wiping them down with my vinegar cleaner doesnt seem to be helping. I cant exactly stick them in the wash because of the filling....advice?

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Owl_Feather

Asked by Owl_Feather at 9:56 AM on Jan. 18, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Open up the seam,remove the stuffing,wash the cover in the washing machine,restuff and sew up the hole
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:02 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • and if they are bed pillows, just replace them.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 10:16 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • we cant afford brand new pillows right now
    Owl_Feather

    Comment by Owl_Feather (original poster) at 10:17 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Personally, I DO throw mine in the washer. I use peroxide in the bleach dispenser and I use the gentle cycle.
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 10:19 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • have you tried a diluted bleach spray? I've used that on my pillow mattress top and it worked pretty well.
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 10:20 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I place them in the washer with soap and BLEACH...
    MommaClark3

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 10:26 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • you ladies saying you put them in the washer, you mean the whole thing? stuffing and all? what if the center doesnt dry and gets all funky?
    Owl_Feather

    Comment by Owl_Feather (original poster) at 10:27 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Yup, I toss mine in the washer, HOT water and bleach, gentle cycle, then toss them in the dryer after, also on gentle cycle.
    Eviesmommy

    Answer by Eviesmommy at 10:28 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I've never had a problem with my pillows getting funky. I throw them in the dryer after the washer. They usually dry within an hour with no dampness.
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 10:31 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • how do you know the stuffing is all dry if you can only feel through the fabric?
    Owl_Feather

    Comment by Owl_Feather (original poster) at 10:35 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

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