How to Get Lumps Out of Pillows

How to Get Lumps Out of Pillows

A comfy pillow is essential to a good night’s sleep. As soon as you know lumps in a pillow, those lumps feel like a sack of stones somewhat softened below a thin pillow, leading to little rest however hard you try. As opposed to experiencing distress night after night, whip that pillow back to usable, comfortable shape having a little daily attention and additional maintenance as needed — your head will enjoy it.

Daily Duty

Feather and down pillows in particular tend to lumps — the lightweight material hardened and clumps under weight and moisture from sweat. Push the sides of the pillow gently from opposite ends as well as bottom and top, pushing down the back into the middle of the pillow; repeat the process many times. This fluffs the pillows back up, making more air pockets that permit the pillow to dry. Less moisture equals less lumps. This process also helps to keep other kinds of cushions in their very best shape; otherwise, as time passes, the cushion grows flat spots in some areas, lumps in others.

Dryer De-Lumping

A clothes dryer set to low or no heat helps perk up flat and lumpy pillows made from fiberfill or feathers — verify that feather pillow initially to ensure it does not have any holes, otherwise you might have a mess on your hands. Set the cushions in the dryer along with a few clean tennis balls. The balls help beat the cushions back to shape. Check the cushions after 10 minutes or so, and remove them when they feel heavenly.

Fluff Via Fresh Air

Set down or feather cushions outside on a warm and nonhumid, sunny day to both fluff and freshen them; it also helps air out fiberfill cushions. Moisture trapped in the cushions evaporates thanks to the dry, sun-warmed air outdoors. Flip the pillow after an hour or two so both sides gain. While outdoors, set the pillow on a surface like a baking rack or iron table that has holes at the top so either side of the pillow get ventilation simultaneously.

Massage Those Lumps

Work lumps from cushions with your fingers to get a simple yet effective treatment, especially for feather or down pillows. Squeezing the pillow between your hands shows clumps; work those clumps between your fingers, massaging the outer fabric gently till the clump dissipates. Fluff the pillows up by pushing the sides together after you’ve broken up individual clumps for extra benefit.

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