Fans of Mrs Hinch share cleaning tips to get stained pillows whiter than white
Fans of the popular cleaning influencer Mrs Hinch frequently share and swap their favourite household tips online.
One follower, Mollie Kalk, asked her fellow enthusiasts for recommendations on how to get rid of yellow stains from her pillows.
She said: "How to clean pillows? Every time I wash them they come out ruined.
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"My husband likes flat as pancake pillows and won't let me throw them away. I have just put them in covers for now."
Plenty of fans piled in with their recommendations, as The Express reported, but many agreed on one technique: strip washing.
Strip washing is a method of cleaning in which materials, typically towels and bedsheets, are placed in a tub of hot water with washing soda (sodium carbonate), laundry detergent and, usually, Borax.
A box of Borax, also known as sodium borate,is available online in the UK for as little as £2.99.
Facebook commenter Nikki Glass said she managed to restore her pillows to a whiter-than-white shade by using the technique.
She said: "I fixed it by strip cleaning, which was a tub full of the hottest water I could get it to, I poured in some Mule Team Borax, and laundry detergent and it soaked for a while, rinse and repeat, pillow came out white with not even a trace that there were stains."
Cheyenne Stonechild said: "I had a couple that looked like this and I put them in the tub to soak in bleach and laundry detergent, it didn’t make them super white but it helped a bit."
Victoria Way said: "Fill up the bathtub with warm water, add Borax, vinegar, laundry soap, and stain removing powder - let it soak for several hours."
She added she specifically used white vinegar.
"You can dilute it a little too if you would like. I do not dilute it," she added.
Cat Walk explained: "Soak in a bin with laundry detergent and air dry flat in the sun."
Many agreed on using white vinegar and baking soda to remove the stains and make them white again.
Some also recommended adding tennis balls to the washing machine.
Isabel Mclean recommended: "I wash mine in the washing machine with bleach, two at a time, to balance washer.
"Then I throw them in the dryer with a bunch of tennis balls and that stops them from ‘clumping’. I’ve had success that way."
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