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BlingLoving Thu 18-Oct-12 21:35:58

I am embarrassed to say I have never washed my feather pillows. I did not know it was necessary. However, what were lovely soft yet firm pillows are now flat and lacking support. Will having them professionally cleaned make them a bit puffier?

If not, please recommend good new pillows. I like them to have support but they need to be feather as I need the flexibility.

mrsfuzzy Thu 18-Oct-12 22:51:36

thank god you haven't washed them, feathers don't like the water, get themdry cleaned and repuffed, works a treat!

amazonianwoman Fri 19-Oct-12 12:41:37

I thought you weren't meant to dry clean feather pillows/duvets??

I've washed them before in my (large capacity) washing machine on a gentle cycle. Then tumble dry then really well with a couple of tennis balls in the drier - helps to plump them again.

BlingLoving Fri 19-Oct-12 15:47:32

I have dry cleaners advertising cleaning them. Think I will get it done professionally as we have a small machine and no tumble dryer.

mrsfuzzy Fri 19-Oct-12 17:33:57

keep us updated on your pillow saga won't you?

Bienchen Fri 19-Oct-12 17:46:13

They can be washed and the dry cleaners will wash them and tumble dry them rather than dry clean them.

If you have a dryer you can wash them yourself and tumble dry them.

mrsfuzzy Sun 21-Oct-12 00:17:28

i didn't think dry cleaners washed things, that everything was cleaned by chemicals in a special machine like a giant tumble drier.

Hopandaskip Fri 26-Oct-12 05:05:46

We wash our down duvet and it comes out fine. You just have to make sure it is really really really dry or the down rots.

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