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Do You Replace Your Pillows?

CasaSugar Community member Sherrilee recently wrote in the Organization Tips group, "I found it's worth it if you change your pillows often. I buy new ones when they lose their plumpness. They aren't sanitary anymore, and I feel safer as it prevents dust mites and other germs. It's worth investing in." Do you do the same? Do you swap in new pillows when they're no longer plump or clean?

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hchalmers hchalmers 6 years
There are a few alternatives that i use - useful when there are crowds staying in summer - pillows can go through the washing machine and come out much improved! -I have also started using pillow covers to protect them - i just buy them cheaply from bargain stores - i find teenage kids and beach houses to create very grubby used pillows! - and i will put two old pillow cases into one cover and create a nice fat throw cushion
courtneyd courtneyd 6 years
I throw mine in the dryer for a steam cycle on occasion, but I also replace them when they begin to feel limp or lumpy.
Julia-Millay-Walsh Julia-Millay-Walsh 6 years
Ooh good tip, Anon! Not so easy for city dwellers, but good to know nonetheless. I never throw mine out but I do stash them in my linen closet if they're losing their fluff. Some guests prefer a less plump pillow.
lauren lauren 6 years
I def. wash them too! But at some point pillows seem to just need to be replaced! Thanks for the tip about the shelters, I will have to check that out!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I wash them a bunch of times before they really need to go. I have to get my hands on some down pillows, those synthetic fillings are just horrible. Great idea about the shelters!
Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 6 years
While I do wash my pillows, we've recently replaced some older ones. But the good news is you don't have to necessarily throw them out — some animal shelters accept old pillows for their dogs and cats, so check there first before adding to the waste stream!
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