Home Remedy: Put your pillows in the sun

Home Remedy: Put your pillows in the sun

Laure Joliet
May 16, 2008

We posted this tip in February when really only LA was getting lots of sun. It's one of our favorite ways to kick off spring cleaning on a sunny day. If you've got good weather this weekend, take the time to spruce up your pillows. Jump below for the full scoop:

Our families teach us a lot, and in our family we learned how to take care of the health of our home in natural ways. We learned that solutions are often very simple. Like putting our pillows out in the sun.

We try to do it every couple of months with our down pillows because, somehow, it makes our bed feel that much more comfy and clean. According to our family, the sun is a natural disinfectant and just being outside, the pillows are spruced up, cleaned up and fluffed up.

It's something we'd like to do every month, but we're human and we forget, but we definitely do it after we've been sick (in addition, of course, to washing our sheets). But especially living in Southern California where we get so much sun it's easy to just put an old sheet out on the ground and plop our pillows down to hang out (on each side) for about 30 minutes in direct sunlight. Sometimes we really indulge and will leave them out there all day. This might not have any real effect, but it's something mom and gramma taught us to do and we think there's real wisdom in that.

Is this something you do?

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