Seen in nightly infomercials, cloud pillow contain polystyrene foam. Over time, it is not uncommon for the cloud pillow to become dirty and smelly. The fat from the skin and hair will quickly turn your pillow cloud into a stinky mess. Since the pillow contains foam, you cannot simply throw in the washing machine to remove the smell. Fortunately, several items for the home will eliminate the smell and refresh your cloud pillow.
Ideas for get rid of the smell in a cloud pillow. Remove the pad cover from the cloud pillow and wash as usual. Add 1 cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle to eliminate odors from the pillowcase. Pour undiluted white vinegar into a spray bottle. Fog the foam pillow with the vinegar and let it dry for several hours. Flip the pillow over, fog the other side in the same way and let it dry for several hours.
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Place the dried cloud pillow on a flat surface and sprinkle baking soda over it. Let the pillow sit for several hours before turning it over and repeat the process on the other side. Then keep the pillow over a trash can or take it outside and shake off the excess baking soda out of the foam. Spray a commercial odor eliminator for fabric surfaces on both sides of the cloud pillow and let it air dry on a warm day out of direct sunlight.
The pillow company makes soft and fluffy pillows stuffed with goose down. While goose pillows can be comfortable, if you do not know what techniques are acceptable to use to clean them, the task can be daunting. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to clean your pillow without too much difficulty or effort. Cleaning the pillows is quite simple.
Protect your pillow from daily dust and skin oil by using a protective pillow cover, found at home supply stores or online. These covers are similar to pillowcases, but have ends that are closed or buttons, and are machine washable. Wash the cover routinely. Place the pillow in the washing machine when the pillow has become dirty. Add only a little laundry detergent, and wash in the gentle cycle. Place the pillow in the dryer with a hair blade, and run it through a normal drying cycle. Pierce the pillow with the cuffs a couple of times to the fluff and distribute the feathers evenly throughout the interior. If the pillow is still wet after it is out of the dryer, put it out in the sun to finish drying.