Pillows should be washed every three to six months to remove bacteria, mold, and odors.

These helpful steps will demonstrate the right way to do it.

Step 1: Remove case Remove the pillowcase and pillow protector.

Step 2: Read label Read the care label for instructions. Pillows filled with buckwheat or gel cannot be washed.

Step 3: Put in washer Put the pillow in a washing machine set to the gentle cycle. Use hot water and a mild detergent.

Tip Hot water will remove dust mites.

Step 4: Rinse Run the pillow through the washer’s rinse cycle several times to be sure to wash away any residual detergent.

Step 5: Remove excess water Remove excess water from the pillow by pressing it with a towel.

Step 6: Dry -Place the pillow in a dryer set on air dry. Prevent matting by putting a clean tennis ball in the dryer.

Did you know? Down is considered the best pillow because of its longevity, adjustability, and natural resilience.