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    Question Can you wash pillows?

    I have some pillows that my dog lays on (they are regular bed pillows), and I'm wondering if I can wash them in the washing machine.

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    Yes, you can. Gentle cycle.

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    Okay, it wouldn't let me edit. Two at a time, gentle cycle, and I throw them in the dryer on low heat.

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    I've washed pillows in the washer as well. They hold up for several washes, but then start to get lumpy.
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    I have washed them with 'decent' results. Yes, two at a time or be ready to 're-balance' the load when it goes into the spin cycle.

    The sponge ones wash much better than the fiber-fill. Feather ones wash great. If feather, put a tennis shoe, or two, in the dryer with the pillow to fluff it.

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    I dry pillows and the kids shoes together. The pillows keep the shoes from making all that noise and the shoes keep the pillows from getting lumpy.

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    i had no idea you could wash pillows or the shoe tip. thanks!

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    I have a large capacity washer and I've found that washing 4 pillows at a time (evenly balanced out in the washer, and over lapped a bit) keeps them perfectly balanced while the washing machine is going. Air dry them on a line or sitting outside in the sun and they won't get "lumpy", becuase it's the dryer that causes the lumps!

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