Hello Lynn! you don't mention what kind of pillows you have. Down filled? Polyester filled?
I have successfully washed polyester filled pillows in the wash machine and taken pillows with down in them to the dry cleaners. A few pillows got lumpy after washing and I had to get new but most of my pillows have come out nicely. I also work at a resort and we wash/dry the pillows on a regular basis in the big commercial machines.
Here's a bit of info I hope will help you!
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Hi Lynn it does depend on the type of pillows you have. (Such as tempur pedic or memory foam pillows do require different handling) Here is a basic recipe: https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-wash-a-pillow-42606
As others have said, some pillows need special instructions, but I've washed my pillows in a washer for years! The first time I washed them was when I was a young bride and I used my MIL's old ringer washer. Now I wash them with about a cup of vinegar in the washer along with the laundry detergent using the "Bedding" cycle on my washer. Times sure have changed. ;) Wishing you the best.
Hi Lynn - It depends on what kind of pillows you have, but most can be washed in the washing machine. I also use a DIY Febreze style air freshener. It's an all-natural and easy to make. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly
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We use the washer and dryer and haven't had any issues with misshapen pillows. Good luck!
Most new washing machines have a sanitize mode. I put our pillows in the wash on sanitize and even do the pre-wash. I fill the fabric softener cup with vinegar.
I usually spray the outside first with Spray n Wash, then put 2 in the washer with laundry soap and 1/2 c 20 Mule Team Laundry Borax. I have also used bleach on some.