A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 313,338
Currently Running With Scissors:
341 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: old pillows?  (Read 1899 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: September 20, 2008 09:24:40 AM »

ok, so i dont know if this question has been asked before.. but i recently bought a bunch of new pillows, as my old ones were rather flat and.. well.. old. lol i am now left with like 5-7 old pillows that i have no idea what to do with. i dont want to throw them away, or anything so im wondering.. is there a good way to clean the stuffing so it can be reused for something? and refluff it? i think its just standard.. like acrylic stuffing.. i dont know.. anyone reused old pillows for anything?  Cheesy
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008 06:06:57 AM »

If they are foam pillows they can be washed in the washing machine (on delicate), they usually take 2 full cycles in the dryer to get thoroughly dry. Foam breaks down as it ages & actually disintigrates into a fine dust, therefore it doesn't recycle well. Short term you can put the contents of two old pillows into one new cover, but it too will eventually meet the same fate as the others.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1137
Joined: 27-Jul-2007

I have to send it WHEN?!?

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008 04:11:42 PM »

You really shouldn't keep old pillows, they are filled with dust mites and all sorts of nasties.  Best to just dispose of them.  A good way to tell if a pillow needs to be replaced is if you hold it on your hand and it flops over.  It should keep it's shape, if it doesn't, it's time to throw it out!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Bamboo Project Bag
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Meatless Monday: Spicy Tempeh Salad on Toast

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.