7 things you forgot to clean while spring cleaning…and how to clean them*
*if special instructions are needed. For most of these, some homemade vinegar wipes or Clorox disinfecting wipes are all you’ll need.
It’s still Spring Cleaning Week here at ToA! Here are all of the things you forgot to clean while you were spring cleaning:
"Even with protectors, pillows should be washed at least twice a year; the covers, once a month (along with your mattress cover). Most down and synthetic pillows are machine washable (check the care label). Use mild liquid detergent rather than powder, which may leave a residue. Launder pillows in pairs to keep your machine balanced. Run them through the rinse cycle twice the second time without detergent, to ensure they’re rinsed fully.
In the dryer: For down and feathers: Use the air cycle or low-heat setting, and make sure pillows are completely dry. There shouldn’t be any bunches of feathers — since dampness left in the pillow may cause mold. High heat can encourage clumping in polyester-filled pillows, so dry them on low heat. Your dryer will refluff pillows nicely, especially if you throw in a couple of unused tennis balls (wrapped in clean white socks, to prevent dyes from transferring).
Everyday upkeep: Plump pillows daily when you make your bed, to keep the filling from becoming flattened.” Read more in Bedding Care 101
YOUR TURN: Did we forget any spring-cleaning forgettables? Tell us all about it. -ts