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May 12 2011

All About Pillows

Today I’m blogging about pillows. We decorate with them, we have pillow fights with them, we fluff them, stack them, and lay in piles of them. We even put our pets and our sparkly tiaras on them! Sadly I don’t have a tiara. But,if I did it would be on a purple velvet pillow….

How To Plump Up Your Throw Pillows

This little trick works well with smaller throw pillows. Place one pillow at a time into your clothes dryer along with two tennis balls. Do Not use this process on silk pillows.  Make sure your pillow has plenty of room inside the dryer to tumble around. Turn it on to medium heat and let the pillow tumble for about 30 minutes. The tennis balls will beat the dust particles out and fluff the pillow up. You can even toss in a dryer sheet to add a touch of  fresh scent

Replacing Down Pillows

It’s best to replace down pillows every two years. Of course you‘ll need to replace them sooner if they have an odor. An easy way to tell if it needs replacing is to fold the pillow in half and squeeze out the air . If it doesn’t spring back into shape. It’s time to replace it.

Replacing Polyester Or Synthetic Filled Pillows

It’s best to replace these pillows every year. Dust mites and allergens accumulate in your pillows over time.

Memory Foam Pillows

Replace these pillows every year unless the manufacturer suggests otherwise. Most memory foam pillows are hypoallergenic. In addition memory foam pillows come in a variety of shapes. I personally have used a cervical pillow. It has an odd shape but works well.

That’s it my sweet bloggy friends.  I hope shared a tip that you can use.

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  1. Pam@over50feeling40

    I am off to try this tennis ball idea!! I love pillows and have many with my decor, but dealing with the dust and cat hair makes my allergies worse…so this just might work.
    Thanks, Katie!!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Oh you are going to love this trick! Hugs

  2. Odie Langley

    Success!! A couple of clicks and I was here so it does work. Sorry about all the other folks that used to be in your family. At least I know how to get here easily and will be back soon.
    (((HUGS)))
    Odie

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hello my friend. Hugs!

  3. Mitzi

    Awesome tips for fluffing and when to change out your pillows! Love it. Guess I need to purchase some new pillows for the bed. THANKS!!!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Time to go shopping. xo

  4. The Style Sisters

    HI Katherine,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today….. Love your blog and the all great tips and tricks! It is great meeting new people in the bloggy world :)

    Karin

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hello Karin, happy to see a comment from you. Hugs!

  5. thisisme

    Wow! Great tips, and I shall certainly be putting my smaller pillows into the tumble dryer. Dust mites! Ugh!!

    1. Katherines Corner

      You’ll be happy to rid your toss pillows of those yucky dust mites, giggle. Hugs!

  6. Emily

    hi there, your newest follower would be me. Great pillow tips, and I need them, pillow queen here, pillows everywhere. Always room for more. Glad to have found your blog.
    Stop by and pay me a visit………….

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hello Emily, so nice to see a comment from you. I am following oyur lovely blog too. Hugs!

  7. Ms. A

    I’m way behind in the pillow replacing department! I loath shopping for new ones.

    1. Katherines Corner

      I know. hang in there…only takes a few minutes. Hugs!

  8. Steph

    i’ve heard they need to be replaced… i feel badly knowing they will sit in the city dump… i wonder what we can do to reduce, reuse… anyone, anyone??? obviously, i am behind in replacing mine! lol

    1. Katherines Corner

      Unfortunately I have not been able to come up with a hygienic way to re-purpose them.
      Hugs

  9. Melanie

    Great idea about the tennis balls. I also did a post on pillows, but it wasn’t quite as beautiful as yours! Down on the Farm: Feather Pillows at http://www.hereslivinthedream.blogspot.com/2011/02/down-on-farm_08.html

    1. Katherines Corner

      I’ll stop by and read your post. Hugs

  10. Mina

    Oh, I love pillows. When my daughter was a little girl she used to wear her boa and tiara while helping me clean around the house. It was hilarious!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Mina, I have a wonderful mental image of this, thank you. Hugs!!!

  11. ~ Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

    Thanks for the great info! Thank you also for featuring me on your cottages page! I’ve added your button to my featured page! I’m searching for some pretty burlap or linen pillows now for my living room, as well as some neat modern pillows for my grandmother! Crazy, I love antiques, and Grandma wants fresh and modern. . . .!

    1. Katherines Corner

      I love your blog I am honored to be part of yours too. Hugs!

  12. Kathy

    Hello Katherine (I have always wanted to be a Katherine – when my parents named me they named me Kathy- once I mentioned to my dad that I wanted to change my name to Catherine – he became very angry – the subject was dropped)
    Anyhow – terrific post! Will try the tennis ball method!
    Thanks for sharing this,
    Kathy

    1. Katherines Corner

      Kathy I can so relate to your comment. I am a Katherine yet people for 1/2 of my life insisted on calling me Kathy. I never liked it. Finally Kathy was replaced by Katie which I can tolerate but have always preferred my given name Katherine. Big Hugs!

  13. jollyjillys

    Hi Im a new follower from the uk
    Love your blog its really great
    please come visit me anytime
    http://www.jollyjillys.blogspot.com

    1. Katherines Corner

      Welcome , I follow your blog too. Hugs!

  14. Sandi @ Rose Chintz Cottage

    Hi Katherine,
    Thank you for your visit to my Pink Saturday post. I love pillows too and I have oodles of them on my bed. Nothing makes a bed look more comfy or luxurious than pillows! Your tips are great. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hello Sandi, thank you so much for your visit. Hugs

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