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How To Clean a Memory Foam Pillow

how to clean a memory foam pillowIn order to preserve its composition, you should know how to clean memory foam pillow correctly using the appropriate tools. While a memory foam pillow is very comfortable, cleaning it can be a little daunting and if done incorrectly can cause irreparable damage.

Here are the things you will need:

Vacuum cleaner (with upholstery nozzle)
Mild fabric cleanser
Spray bottles
Clean soft towels
Blow dryer

Cleaning Procedure

The first thing you need to do is pick up all the loose dirt from the pillow using a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery nozzle.  Make sure you suction the entire pillow to ensure that there are no more loose debris before moving on to the wet cleaning.

Mix water (2 parts) with the liquid cleanser and shake the solution inside the spray bottle.  Spritz the solution onto the pillows and let it sit for at 30 minutes to an hour.

Using the soft towel, pat the pillows to get the excess liquid off.

After patting them, spray clean water onto the surface of the pillows using the other spray bottle.

Remove all the excess water off the pillows by wringing the pillow firmly.

After squeezing out all the water off the pillows, use the blower to dry them thoroughly.

“Do’s” of  How to Clean a Memory Foam Pillow

Ask another person in the house to help you out with the cleaning process especially when it comes to wringing out the pillows.  Memory foam pillows can be very heavy when they are wet so you will definitely need a second set of hands to do the job well.

Use the lowest setting on the blower when drying the pillows.  While this might seem a little tedious and time consuming, it is the safest option when cleaning this type of pillow especially since you do not want to ruin it.

Prepare as many clean and soft cloths or towels to wipe the pillows with.  This is necessary so that you do not get any dirt back on the pillows by using the same towel over and over.

“Don’ts” of How to Clean a Memory Foam Pillow

Do not ever use strong detergent when cleaning the pillows no matter how dirty they look.  Detergents usually have a lot of solvent in them which can be harsh on the foam.

Don’t dry the pillows by exposing them to direct sunlight as this can cause the foam to deteriorate and destroy its entire composition.  Be patient with the blower as it can do the job much better and safer.

Once you know how to clean memory foam pillow, you will not find it hard to repeat the process when cleaning is needed again.  When you use these simple tips on how to clean a memory foam pillow your pillow will not only be much cleaner but will last longer.