How to whiten and brighten your old yellow pillows

Fill your washing machine about 1/3 full of hot, hot water.

Add your dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, bleach, and Borax.

Turn on the machine and allow the ingredients to dissolve in the water.

Place your pillows in the washing machine (she does two at a time to balance the washer). Allow the machine to fill the rest of the way with hot water and let it agitate for a few minutes. If you have a top loading washing machine, you may need to take the pillows out and turn them over.

Allow the pillows to go throw two rinse cycles.

After both cycles, take them out to dry, which will vary depending on the type of pillows you have.

If you have a front loader, Jillee notes that you might not have to take the pillows out to flip them around halfway through. The only reason she did this was to make sure the mixture covered the whole pillow, but front loading washers will be rotating the pillows on their own.

When it comes to drying your pillows, the method will depend on the pillows you have. Down or feather pillows should be dried on an air cycle, while synthetic pillows should just be dried on a low-temperature setting. To keep your pillows nice and fluffy, Jillee suggests using dryer balls. If you don’t have dryer balls, try wrapping some tennis balls in clean socks and tossing them in with your load!

Have any of you ever had success with this method?

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