How are you all doing? As long as I keep busy I stay focused on the task in front of me. I am working my way through the linens in each bedroom. And, it occurred to me when was the last time I cleaned the pillows? Yes, it has come to this; I talk to myself. I keep up with the linens and the pillow covers, but the actual pillows? And, in a matter of minutes, I rounded up the kids’ pillows to spring clean the pillows.
And, I made a little video.
As I am typing this I am thinking, am I the only one is not washing their pillows every week? Do I get points for pillow covers? I thought pillow covers only job was to keep the pillow clean. But think about that for minute.
I tend to buy pillow covers in bulk every few years. So this week was a good week to TURN OFF THE NEWS and spring clean the pillows. I did them in shifts because the dry cycle is extended with pillows.
I did not do a Google Search for any tips. Instead, I went off my cleaning instincts of a mom or paw parent. I used a soap tab and a splash of bleach. There were no rules or instructions to follow.
However, after my first round of pillows, I did find these tips on Good Housekeeping.
This was a great spring cleaning project. It does take a large part of the day between the wash and dry cycles. I washed two pillows at a time to keep them balanced. I found it surprisingly therapeutic. In a semi OCD way.
Spring Clean the Pillows Video
The funniest thing with my college-age sons home was my younger son got the “opportunity to listen to me start and stop my pillow video at least eight times while working on his homework.
My youngest son ended up helping me clip the end of the video so I could wrap up my “shoot” in the loft. It turns out, for all you non-techie people,I was clipping the wrong end of my video. The video would cut off after the first seven seconds instead of the last seven seconds.
There is a steep learning curve with these videos. And, where is the filter on this thing?