How To Clean And Organize Pillow Covers?

Posted by Swayam India on August 7th, 2015

Extend the life of the pillows that you use every day and maintain a more perfect, clean and fresh headrest. They act as the ultimate protective barrier for smooth, cotton sateen and luxurious, cotton damask to hypoallergenic and organic. They offer protection from dust mites, pet dander and other allergens. A headrest can no longer look evenly filled without a good upkeep. When you wake up with neck or shoulder pain, it’s time to replace your headrest.

Most of the people launder their sheets, setting aside the actual headrest. It’s a bit more to wash, the less frequent washings that tend to get put off. This is the small guide to take care for the nice fresh weekend from start to spring? No need to talk about dust mites when you wash your headrest at least twice each year. Check for the care label for the proper washing instructions.

  • Fold your synthetic headrest that opens straight away. The material acquired should make it through the cycle without breaking apart
  • Secure the ends in the middle to roll the headrest lengthwise. Minimize clumping of synthetic fibers from lay flat to dry.
  • Use a mild liquid detergent to avoid the residues
  • Keep the machine balanced by washing the pair of headrest together
  • Recycle old headrest that adds more padding as in throws headrest

Pillows down 50% or more:

  • Acts on front loading large capacity machine
  • Prevent scorching to make it completely dry
  • Machine washes separately with mild detergent or gentle cycle
  • Do not bleach or iron

Pillows polyester fills (color):

  • At the end of the complete wash cycle, rest for maximum water extraction
  • Machine wash cold
  • Do not bleach and iron       

Pillow cases/ covers (color):

  • Machine wash or cold, gentle cycle with the like colors
  • Tumble dry low heat until thoroughly dry
  • Do not bleach
  • Look for warm iron as needed

Pillow polyester fills (white)

  • Machine wash cold
  • Use only non-chlorine bleach
  • Do gentle cycle with like colors
  • You can even opt for front loading washer
  • Tumble dry thoroughly
  • No need to iron
  • Dry till the time of minimum water extraction

Pillows feather 50% or more:

  • Dry clean only

Decorative pillows/ cuddle roll mini/ supermini:

  • Spot clean only

Body pillow:

  • Spot clean only

Pillow cases/covers (white):

  • Machine washes cold, gentle cycle
  • Warm iron
  • Use only non chlorine bleach

What materials do you need when washing?

  • Pillows
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Rubber bands
  • Wool laundry balls


  • Read the care label before wash your headrest.
  • Set the water temperature on the machine preventing the definite care label
  • Place it in the machine
  • Add a small amount of low detergent and start the load
  • You can even run the headrest in a rinse cycle twice after the initial wash that has been removed
  • Dry your headrest according to the care label.
  • Put them in the dryer and also place some of few tennis balls to speed up the dry time and keep the fibers from clumping

Buy pillow covers online from Swayam made from high grade cotton fabrics. They are perfect in every way. The collections cover smooth and soft texture that will keep you composed day and night. They do not cause allergies and are skin friendly.

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