Drying pillows in a tumble dryer can help freshen them up and maintain their fluffiness. However it's essential to do it correctly to avoid damaging the pillows or the dryer. Here are some recommendations for safely drying pillows:
Before tossing your pillows into the dryer check the care label. Some pillows may not be suitable for machine drying. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid damage.
Pillows can clump during washing so before drying give them a good shake to redistribute the filling and fluff them up. This step ensures more even drying and fluffier results.
When drying pillows use a low heat setting to prevent overheating or damaging the filling. Adding a couple of dryer balls or clean tennis balls can help fluff the pillows and speed up the drying process.
During the drying cycle periodically check the pillows. Rotate and fluff them to ensure even drying. This prevents clumps and ensures the pillows are thoroughly dry.
If you want to add a fresh scent to your pillows consider adding a dryer sheet or scented sachet during the drying process. This can leave your pillows smelling pleasant.
Do not overload the dryer with too many pillows at once. Overloading can lead to uneven drying and affect the fluffiness of the pillows. It's best to dry them in smaller batches if you have several pillows.
Make sure the pillows are completely dry before removing them from the dryer. Moist or damp pillows can develop mold or mildew. If needed extend the drying time.
Once the pillows are dry give them a final shake and fluff. Leave them to air out for a while before putting them back on your bed to ensure they are fresh and airy.
Drying pillows in a tumble dryer can help maintain their fluffiness and freshness. By following these recommendations you can safely dry your pillows and enjoy a comfortable night's sleep with clean and fluffy bedding.