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You're not washing your pillows enough

Aug 06, 2023Aug 06, 2023

YOUR pillows has become a breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites.

Luckily, cleaning them has never been easier — all you need is a cheap laundry essential.

In a video, TikTok user Anna (@anna_louisa_at_home) explained: "Ideally pillows should be washed at least three to six months to keep them fresh and free of bacteria, dirt, oil, and dust mites."

For the first tip, Anna recommended washing your pillows in their cases.

"Keep your pillows in a pillowcase or pillow protector when putting them in the washing machine to avoid them ripping," she told viewers.

Next, she warned her followers against overloading their washing machine.

"Wash two pillows at a time to keep the washing machine balanced for an all-round clean," Anna said.

She also advised viewers to wash the items on a delicate or gentle cycle.

Anna also revealed the household item to use as a substitute for fabric conditioner.

"Use a small amount of normal detergent and then replace the fabric conditioner with vinegar to make your pillows fluffy and to neutralize any odors," she said.

When it comes to drying, Anna explained how to handle the drying process.

First, she recommended adding an extra spin to speed up the process.

She highlighted the importance of drying the pillows thoroughly to avoid bacteria or mold growth.

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