D.F. asks from West Bloomfield, MI on January 06, 2010
I just found two pillows that I put in storage this summer. I told my sister I would keep them for her when she visited but forgot. They seem kinda smelly - can I wash them? or take to dry cleaner? I think they are 'feather' pillows.
D.W. answers from Indianapolis on January 06, 2010
I'd check the tag (if it's still on there) and either wash according to the instructions or call the manufacturer and ask what they recommend.
I've washed feather pillows before, but that was in line with the care instructions. Some people recommend putting a tennis ball in the dryer to help fluff the feathers.
J.M. answers from Detroit on January 07, 2010
I washed my feather pillow before and thought it smelled worse after washing it than it did before. After washing it I put it in the dryer with a tennis ball. It had a musty smell after washing it. I made sure it was dried completely too. I would never wash one again. If I were you I would either take it to a dry cleaners or try to freshen it up by placing it in the dryer with dryer sheets or using febreeze or something.
M.W. answers from Kalamazoo on January 07, 2010
You can wash feather pillows. Put in the dryer with a tennis ball and they'll fluff up really good!
S.K. answers from Saginaw on January 07, 2010
If they are feather, take them to the dry cleaners. It will cost more but they also put them in new ticking.
M.H. answers from Detroit on January 07, 2010
I've washed feather pillows before and they came out just fine. They do take a long time to properly dry though and you need the tennis ball trick for the dryer to fluff them up.
D.S. answers from Detroit on January 07, 2010
D. ; if feather pillow i would dry clean them, or you can unstuff them wash the cover and restuff them other than that i dont know, ahahahh D. s