Cleaning Tips: How to Wash Your Pillows

You probably don’t think about it often, but your pillows are a breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites. Not to mention, they can also be a major contributor to allergies and asthma.

That’s why it’s important to clean your pillows regularly. But how often should you clean them, and how do you do it? It’s actually not as difficult as you may think. 

In this post, we’ll give you easy steps to cleaning your pillows. So, follow along and give your pillows a good cleaning!

How Often You Should Clean Your Pillows

How often should you clean your pillows? Well, that all depends on how often you use them and how dirty they get. But as a general rule, you should probably clean your pillows every 3-6 months.

How to Clean Your Pillows

Here are five easy steps to cleaning your pillows:

  1. Start by removing the pillowcases and washing them in hot water with detergent.
  2. Next, fill a bathtub or large container with about 4 inches of hot water and add a capful of laundry detergent.
  3. Place the pillows in the water and let them soak for about 30 minutes.
  4. After they’ve soaked, scrub each pillowcase using a brush or your hands.
  5. Rinse the pillows and cases thoroughly.

Drying Your Pillows After Cleaning Them

– Make sure your pillows are completely dry before putting them back on your bed. You don’t want to sleep on wet pillows!

– If you have a clothes dryer, put your pillows in there and set the dryer to low heat.

– If you don’t have a clothes dryer, you can air-dry your pillows by placing them in a sunny place or near a heater. Just make sure they’re not in direct sunlight or too close to the heat, or they could shrink.


Your pillows are one of the places you rest your head at night, so you want to make sure they’re clean. Luckily, cleaning your pillows is important and only takes a few steps, as we have shown you.