How to wash throw pillows

To clean your pillow, take off the sham, pillowcase, or cover. These should be washed separately from the actual pillow following our tips in the “Cleaning Decorative Pillows” section above. Then, pre-treat any pillow stains at this time by applying a cleaning solution with a sponge. The best type of washing machine to use for pillow inserts is a front-loading one without an agitator. Use warm water on a delicate cycle, and select a mild detergent for optimal results. If you’re unable to wash your pillows in this manner, carefully place them on each side of the machine so the load is balanced. Utilize a very gentle cycle if using this method instead. Once the pillow inserts are washed, hang them to dry in a well-ventilated area until they are dry about 75 percent dry.

When the pillows are almost dry, put them in the drier in a fluff setting with no heat for best results. You can also add a couple of dryer balls to help reshape the pillows and make them like new again.