Mum shares her simple four-step method to get perfectly fluffy pillows at home – and why the secret to success is a tennis ball
- An Australian mother has shared her four-step method for perfect fluffy towels
- Mila revealed you need to machine wash them with detergent and eucalyptus oil
- She said you should dry them naturally before machine drying for five minutes
- When you machine dry them, add a tennis ball in a sock to prevent bunching
An Australian mother has shared her simple four-step method to get perfectly fluffy pillows at home, and how you can prevent ‘bunching’ with the help of a tennis ball.
The woman, who goes by Mama Mila online, said you need to wash your pillows every three to six months – but it can be difficult to do so without ‘clumping’.
‘Pillows can breed bacteria and dust. Washing them every three to six months is important for your skin and health,’ Mila posted on TikTok.
An Australian mum shared her simple four-step method to get perfectly fluffy pillows at home, and how you can prevent ‘bunching’ with the help of a tennis ball (Mila’s method pictured)
The woman, who goes by Mama Mila online, said you need to wash your pillows every three to six months – but it can be difficult to do so without ‘clumping’ (her method pictured in action)
So what should you do if you want your pillows to be clean without ruining them in the machine?
Firstly, Mila explained that the majority of pillows can be washed in the washing machine.
‘Wash two at a time in liquid detergent. Power detergent may leave a film,’ Mila said.
The mum added that she always adds a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil to the mix, which gets rid of any dust mites.
‘Dry the pillows flat in the shade until they’re nearly dry,’ she said.
When the pillows are nearly dry, you should pop them into the dryer with a tennis ball in a sock, as this helps to prevent bunching (pictured in action)
When the pillows are nearly dry, you should pop them into the dryer with a tennis ball in a sock.
Mila said you should do this for five minutes, as the tennis ball helps to ‘fluff the pillow and avoid bunching’.
‘It’s important to follow the care instructions of your individual pillows, but this works with most,’ Mila said.
Thousands who have seen Mila’s TikTok video online have been impressed with it, writing comments including ‘thank you’ and ‘can’t wait to try this’.
‘I added eucalyptus oil to my last wash and it smelled amazing,’ one commenter added.
What are the five steps to the perfect night’s sleep?
The mum shared the secrets to the perfect night’s sleep (pictured)
1. Strip your bed and vacuum your mattress.
2. Mix baking soda with essential oil in a glass container and then sprinkle the mixture over your mattress.
3. Wash your linen and sheets at the same time, and wash pillows and duvet covers every three to six months, leaving them to dry outside ideally.
4. Vacuum up the excess baking soda and re-make your bed.
5. Finish with linen spray.
Source: Mama Mila
Mila said you should wash your pillows every three to six months, because dust and bacteria can build up inside them (pictured)
The mother is known for her impeccably orderly house.
Previously, Mila has shared her secrets to hotel-style bedding at home.
This includes vacuuming your mattress and sprinkling baking soda with essential oil to get rid of any smells.
She also always finishes the routine with linen spray, which helps to give a hotel-style finish.
To see more from Mama Mila, please visit her TikTok profile here.