How often do you buy new pillows?

@jillhill (37383)
United States
April 5, 2008 6:38am CST
With spring I like to freshen things up. One of the things I am going to do is to buy new pillows for my bed as mine are getting kind of flat. I don't sleep with feather pillows so I'll be trying to find something that will last a while. It's not that often I buy new pillows...what about you?
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18 responses
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I haven't a clue as to the time I buy new - just when they get smashed to much! But I have to have 100% cotton, no polyester or vinyl or my neck sweats all night long! I just did buy new pillows last week actually, and I think it was Laura Ashley brand with the least amount of anything other than cotton availabel in my price range. But then I noticed a pillow cover - unzip it and put the pillow in it and zip it closed - this was 100% cotton plus I notice that it will hold the pillow cushier longer... it can't spread apart or flatten to much cause it has confines now. Then I put it in 2 pilowcases and so far, the sweating! I am sure you are all now totally relieved now that you know I don't sweat at night because of my pillow!!!! LOL!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I am very relieved to find out that you don't sweat now at night! LOL..
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Thank you!!!!
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
9 Apr 08
Oh i should probably buy new pillows for my bed now. they HAVE become pretty flat, and i bet they have lots of hubby drool on them from when he DID sleep in the bed with me. lol. The local department store has buy one pillow get teh second for free fairly often. I think i will take advantage of that next time the sale is on ;) Thanks jilly for reminding me ;)
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 Apr 08
You are such a sweetie pie that I love getting responses from you!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
9 Apr 08
lol thanks jilly. (its cause i'm canadian) LOL. I dunno!! I'm glad you enjoy my responses!
@AmbiePam (50146)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I haven't bought new pillows in years, and it shows! Mine are pretty flat, but I don't really think about it until I'm in bed for the night. I always think when I'm out, oh the pillows aren't that bad, but they kinda are.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I know what you mean....I wait too long too...or just add another one under it! LOL
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@AmbiePam (50146)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Yeah, three flat pillows = one good one.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
16 May 08
I don't buy pillows often every 5 years maybe but my husband is always stealing my pillows anyhow. I sleep with a bunch since they go flat so easy. I have found that if you wash and dry in a dryer that it fluffs then a little but usually in a few days they are flat again. I am going to cut the end off the pillow and take all the flat cotton out and then start fulling the cotton to pieces and just wrok it a little and then put it back in the pillow and sew it back up. It might be good for another few months if I do that.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
17 May 08
THat's a very good idea!
@GreenMoo (11842)
16 May 08
Do you know, I really can't remember the last time I bought new pillows. I can see myslef doing it, but can't remeber when so it must have been some time ago now. I guess I just buy them when the ones I have aren't doing their job any more. I tend to have a pile of pillows rather than just one, so maybe that means I can tolerate them being a little flatter that way.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
17 May 08
Me too...I sleep with at least two under my head and I have a hugging pillow too!
@TheDevil (840)
• India
5 May 08
Not often...........I have my favourites.They are sort of like old teddy bears .You can have them dry cleaned and sewed when neccesary.It takes so long to break--in new ones u knw getting tht just right shape when u fluff and pound on it.....
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 May 08
That is true! Breaking them in can be something else.
@bdkiller (202)
• United States
2 May 08
i dont buy pillows my girlfriend is the one who does that...but i think she buys every six months or so...
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
3 May 08
That sounds about right!
@joimarquez (1840)
• United States
30 Apr 08
i dont buy new pillows that often because i when i get comfortable to a pillow it will be hard for me to let go on it. i feel like if i bought a new one i have to be comfortable with it again and i would always have doubt that what if i dont get comfortable with it...what now...no sleep for me.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
30 Apr 08
You are like my kids! They keep their's forever and my one daughter even brings her's with! LOL
@ptygino (72)
• Panama
28 Apr 08
Aint nothing more important to sleep that a pillow. I could sleep on a floor if I know I had a comfortable pillow. I like to change mi pillos like once a year. I think feather pillows are the best way to go. If you are looking to buy pillow for you or as a gift you can go to this site and check them out. They make a great weddings present, trust me if they get divorced they fight over who keeps them hahhaa.. www.bedroompillows.net
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Thanks for the site! I will be buying a new bed soon and will also be buying new pillows!
@gabrielle47 (1221)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
Hi Jill. I tend to see a lot of the respondent to buy pillows when they get flat. Well, I dont know what pillows they use but to tell you frankly, I have had my pillows for more than 5 years already and they still smell fresh. Its the kid of pillows where you buy it flat and gets thick when you take it out of the package. Its washable and dont hold any odors for long. I have had this pillow for years so I buy pillows like that for me and my son. Its also anti-asthmatic so I recommended that to my sister as well. The only thing that got to have a change is the house of the pillow stuffing itself which just got torn out. I regularly put it in the washing machine and it stays fresh for long. It it gets a little flat and the cover needs changing, I just take it out into pieces and it will be plumper the next time. Its great!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Wow! Good for you! Sounds like you have found a solution to the pillow problem! THanks for sharing!
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
10 Apr 08
i am actually going to buy some new ones this week as we have a big sale on at one of our local stores.normally i would buy new ones for the children every six months or so,but mine i have a real expensive one,so i will not replace that just yet.cheers sue
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Ah.....I am going to invest in some expensive ones now! I think I might try the memory foam....see how they work~!
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Memory foam pillows such as the Contour Cloud last for years without ever going flat or giving you trouble. I personally prefer feather pillows but mempory foam is why I don't have the kind of headaches that I used to get. It is also easy to wash. I like to buynew pillows once every year or two. I know peopl who have the same pillows year in and year out for 5 years or more. I think that is gross, because many people neglect to wash their pillows. Especially the feather ones because they are afraid that a seem will burtst or something and scatter feathers everywhere.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I have heard that the memory foam ones are fantastic...my sister just bought them and I think I will try them too. Thanks for posting!
@KarenLO (238)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I use feather pillows and I have them cleaned and new ticking put on every three years or so. It is expensive but feather pillows are expensive so I do it. I also have pillow protectors for all of my pillows...it saves on the ticking.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Good idea! thanks for posting Karen!
@minnie_98214 (10573)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I dont like new pillows im weird but I love when my pillow gets nice and flat. Half the time in the night my pillow will end up on the floor anyways.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
6 Apr 08
If mine ended up on the floor I'd be down there searching for it! LOL
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
5 Apr 08
I dont buy pillows for myself that often, most of the pillows I have are given by my friends as birthday gifts. I only buy when it gets too thin, but so far all of them are stilla live and very comfy to use, so for this season i still have nor eason to buy one, I still enjoy their company on my sleep. have a nice day and take care!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Thanks for posting and you have a great evening too!
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I don't buy pillows very often. When they begin to go flat, I go shop. We both like feather pillows because they are easy to fold up in order to elevate the head while watching television. I can't seem to get comfy using a foam pillow. When we travel I go nuts trying to sleep on a foam pillow. Takes me forever to get comfy.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I threw out a bunch of feather pillows as everyone in my family has allergies....I don't get new ones often enough...I am kind of looking forward to it!
@ellie333 (21029)
5 Apr 08
I tend to buy at least one pair of new pillows a year when I see them on offer and I put two flat ones into one pillow case to give them extra life. Ellie :D
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Apr 08
That's a very good idea too!
• United States
5 Apr 08
when i start getting headaches.that means they've gone too flat for support.it seems many pillows don't last very long for fullness any more. though sometimes i can get a little more use by fluffing them back up in the washer/dryer.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Good idea!