Pillows turn yellow much too easily. We use them for half of our lives, so it makes sense, but that doesn’t make it any less gross when we change the pillow case and see that dingy yellow fabric. If you wash them normally, they’ll be clean, but they won’t be white. It takes some extra “oomph” to get the stains out, and one woman has found a really easy solution! Just take a look at these before and after pictures! They speak for themselves.
Here’s what you’ll need to achieve these fresh pillows!
- Hot water
- 1 cup laundry detergent
- 1 cup powdered dishwashing detergent
- 1 cup bleach (or bleach alternative)
- 1/2 cup of borax
Let your washing machine fill up about halfway with hot water.
pour in the ingredients and make sure that everything is completely dissolved before shoving your pillows inside. Use two pillows so that the spin cycle won’t throw your machine off balance.
Add your pillows and let the machine finish filling up with the hot water. I usually stand there for about 5 minutes and browse the internet before turning the pillows over so that both edges can be submerged in the solution. Then I let the machine finish up with a rinse and spin cycle.
Use a second rinse and spin cycle to be sure that they are completely clean!
Add them to the dryer with a few dryer balls and say hello to beautiful, sparkling white pillows! This recipe is just too easy! I put all of my pillows through this task 3 times a year. You can do it more if you live in a really humid area! It beats tossing the pillows and buying new ones, that’s for sure.