Home Care

How-To: Reviving Flat Pillows

Don't switch them out for new ones just yet!


There's nothing quite like resting your head on a soft pillow after a long day. However, after some time, these firm and fluffy pieces tend to lose its charm—it turns flat, lumpy, and sometimes uncomfortable which defeats its purpose. To help you bring them back to life, we've rounded up a few tips and tricks you can try: 

Rotate them regularly! 

Even if you're working with pillows that you have been using for a while, flipping them every now and then never hurts. Don't forget to rotate them weekly to make sure that it doesn't form dents and to keep them from molding into the bed or couch. 

Fluff them daily. 

How flat your pillow is depends on the type of filling it has. For example, if your pillows are made from feathers, it can shrink quite often so it has to be fluffed nearly after every use. Even cotton, which gives a beautiful weight to pillows, need a few chops once in a while. 

READ: 4 Types of Pillow Fillings that You Need to Know

Leave it out in the sun for a few hours. 

It's no secret that pillows tend to absorb moisture—since we use it all the time, plus combined with our humid weather, there's a possibility that it is soaked in sweat and yes, drool. Leaving it outside in the sun can help evaporate these substances and eventually restore your pillow to its once fluffy state.

Invest in pillow protectors. 

Dirt, time, and usage can take its toll on your pillows. To keep it from being matted down by these external factors, consider shelling out a few bucks for high-quality pillow protectors. You may think that these will cost you more, but it actually saves you money in the long run as you wouldn't need to shop for new pillows very often.

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