We're convinced that the real reason pillow cases were invented was to hide the disgusting yellow stains that our fluffy headrests tend to sprout. We're sorry to say it's all the result of sweat and drool. Wouldn't you prefer a bright white pillow? One woman figured out exactly how to keep her pillows fresh...
Don't worry if your pillows get a bit yellowed over time. That's totally normal.Pintest365
But if, like us, you desperately want to do something about it, here's your solution.
You'll need to whip up a super-whitening detergent to take care of those tough stains.One Good Thing by Jillee
Mix 1 cup each of liquid and powdered laundry detergent. Then add a cup of bleach (or a non-bleach substitute) and 1/2 cup of borax.
Before you get started, it's best to look closely at your pillow's label.Malpaca
Make sure that it says the pillow can be machine-washed.
Not to state the obvious, but remove the pillow case or any other covering.Project Rejuvenate
Now you're ready to head to the laundry room.
Fill up your washing machine about a third of the way with the hottest water your pipes can pump.Reviewed
If your laundry water never gets hot enough, boil some pots of water on the stove and throw them in.
Add the whitening detergent you mixed to the water before throwing in the pillows.Shannon in Belize
In fact, turn on the agitator to fully dissolve the powdered ingredients.
Then put in the pillows and fill your laundry machine to the top.One Good Thing by Jillee
Again, you want that water as hot as it can be.
You can probably only fit about two pillows at a time while still allowing for full coverage.Wikimedia
If you're washing every pillow in the house, do it in batches of two at a time.
Let the pillows agitate for a few minutes, then flip them over to keep the wash even.YouTube: Cirys
Let them run through the agitating cycle on both sides.
Finally, run them through two rinse cycles.One Good Thing by Jillee
Throw them in the dryer. When they come out, you'll be astounded at the difference!