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« 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.
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« 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!
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