How Do You Wash And Dry Pillows?

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Philippines
August 23, 2017 11:27am CST
I finally unwrapped the two king-sized Dakki pillows I was given last Christmas. They are vacuum-packed so the instruction was to "Tap the flat sides repeatedly. Expect pillows to have its normal shape and firmness in 2 to 3 days." Well, I sure hope so because they're still not fluffy or high enough for me! The instruction on how to wash these polyester fiber pillows was to "Manually wash with ordinary detergent. Do not bleach. Squeeze pillow to remove excess water then sun dry." Hmm. I don't know anyone who manually washes their pillows. How do you wash and dry your pillows? Or do you just dispose them and buy new ones?
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Aug
I would wash the in a trough or a bath but if I didn't like the result I'd probably just buy new ones.
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• Philippines
23 Aug
how would you wash it - rub it with both hands the way you do with clothes? brush it? pound it?
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Aug
@hereandthere I wouldn't rub it but I'd squish it up and down. Squeeze the water out a bit then let it soak it up again and squish it some more. Maybe soak it in the soapy solution for an hour or two first.
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• Philippines
24 Aug
@JudyEv that's what i read, too, when i searched it few days back. so how about your own pillows, how do you wash and dry them?
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• United States
23 Aug
I have 'my Pillow' and they go in the washer and dryer a few times a year. I would not buy anything that needs to be hand washed.
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• Philippines
23 Aug
how many pillows fit into your machine? do you dry them in the dryer or under the sun?
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• United States
23 Aug
@hereandthere two fit in my I have one of the huge washers. They go in the dryer. I don't use the sun for drying anything.
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@toniganzon (49903)
• Philippines
24 Aug
I don't wash them. I usually place the pillows under the direct sunlight to get rid of unwanted bacteria. When they're too old, dispose them.
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• Philippines
24 Aug
we do that, too. first one side, then flip to expose the other side.
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@ridingbet (52704)
• Philippines
24 Aug
i brought home some pillows from Kuwait and until now, these pillows are still sealed. our pillows are made of the local cotton, the kapok, that tall tree which bears the 'kapas sanglay' where we use the narra chair with the woven seat, where the cotton seeds are removed.
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• Philippines
24 Aug
how do you wash kapok pillows?
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@ridingbet (52704)
• Philippines
26 Aug
@hereandthere the kapok is removed and the pillow cases are washed thoroughly. the kapok is sun-dried.
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• United States
23 Aug
haha Manually? No way. I wash them rarely but if I do I put them in the big washer at the laundry. And dry them there. Sorry these pillows are not good for you.
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@Hannihar (36185)
11 Mar
I wash the pillow cases and then put a clean one on the pillow.
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• Philippines
11 Mar
do you put them in the washing machine?
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@Hannihar (36185)
11 Mar
@hereandthere The pillow cases I put in the washing machine hereandthere.
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@much2say (39153)
• United States
29 Aug
I can usually stick pillows in the washer . . . but if they are that bad, I just might go out and get new ones. Our pillows are just not the same after washing them .
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• Philippines
31 Aug
how many can you put in the washer? how do you dry them?
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@much2say (39153)
• United States
31 Aug
@hereandthere Our pillows are not too big . . . maybe 2 at a time? I've put them in the dryer for maybe 10-15 minutes on delicate and air dry the rest. I nearly messed up our washer by trying to wash a big heavy comforter - so I'm super careful what I put in there now.
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@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
23 Aug
I tried washing before, and it end up not so ok, nay!
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@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
24 Aug
@hereandthere i think it is, haha, i forgot that some can be soggy or something, lol
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@AmbiePam (49059)
• United States
9 Sep
I don't manually wash the pillows. Every six months I put them in the washer, but I hate when they are washed so often they lose their shape.
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• Philippines
9 Sep
and you eventually have to buy new ones
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@kepweng (14630)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
3 Sep
pillows is expensive so i wash it with many cleaning powder
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• Philippines
4 Sep
by hand or in the washing machine?
• United States
20 Dec
i take them to the laundrymat and wash them there.some get real heavy when wet,so i don't want them in my washer at home.
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@thelme55 (14571)
• Germany
29 Aug
I wash in in the washing machine then dry it in the drier.
@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
28 Aug
I soak pillows in whitening detergent and then handwash them and spin them in the washing and then dry in the sun ..
@Tracy04 (10804)
• Malaysia
26 Aug
Since my hostel bed gets sun directly at my place, my pillows gets dried by the sun everyday
@cintol (6309)
• United States
24 Aug
I just usually buy new ones but if its a really good pillow then I wash it in the washer, let it air dry and fluff when done.
@YrNemo (12657)
24 Aug
Sounds cool, those vacuum-packed pillows. I often washed ours using machine, so far, none of the pillows complained yet.
• Philippines
23 Aug
I don't even how to wash my pillows properly. Is this a new pillow?
@Courtlynn (66091)
• United States
23 Aug
we just throw them out and use new ones every few months. especially since they get flat real quick.
@Corbin5 (106052)
• United States
23 Aug
I wash them in my washing machine and only put one at a time in the dryer.
@TheSojourner (17454)
• United States
23 Aug
I have both washed in washer, and thrown away. I want something I can wash in heavy duty machine and dry.