I’m a cleaning fan & have an easy way to get pillows sparkling so you don’t need to replace them – it’ll save you loads | The Sun

WHEN it comes to cleaning our bedsheets most of us are well aware they need to be cleaned every week.

But whilst we are stripping our linen to wash them do we think about the pillows we leave behind?

A cleaning fan has shared her method for cleaning pillows, so they last longer without you needing to replace them.

Grandmother of eight @brunchwithbabs shared her method in a TikTok video online.

She showed viewers a bath full dirty water which she has cleaned out of her pillows.

She said: “This was trapped in your pillow. Disgusting. Before and after. What a difference.”

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The cleaning fan says expert recommend replace pillows every year but her way will help yours last much longer.

“Now experts say you're supposed to replace your pillows every 12 months. Yeah, that would cost a fortune. I'm gonna strip my pillows instead.”

Bab’s mixes baking soda, borax salt and laundry detergent into hot water in a bathtub.

“First, fill up your tub with the hottest water possible. Next, adding 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of borax. Next in is two cups of liquid laundry detergent. And now stir.”

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She said: “Time for the pillow bath. Just place it in the water and submerge it with a wooden spoon. After 24 hours, check out this disgusting water.”

Overtime oils from your skin and hair build up on your pillows which causes the colour to stain.

Babs’ says: “Oh, my goodness. What you're seeing here are body oils, excess detergent, fabric softener, everything your washing machine just can't get out. Squeeze out the extra water in the pillow.”

The cleaning fan then puts her pillows in the wash and dryer.

She said: “Now into the washing machine on the normal cycle. No detergent. Now into the dryer they go. Don't use dryer sheets after stripping. Throwing dryer balls or tennis balls to fluff those pillows up.”

Babs also said it’s important to check the instructions on your pillows beforehand.

She said: “Remember to always check the label on your pillows. Memory foam and down pillows might not be recommended.”

The pillow cleaning video went viral with over 3.8 million views.

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One user said: “Why do I feel like I have to do this now right this second?”

Another said: “In babs we trust.”

Cleaning hacks and tips

Here are some tips to help you clean your home like a pro:

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  • Steps to cleaning your dishwasher to leave it looking brand new
  • This is how to clean mirrors and windows without streaking
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  • Give your TV screen a once-over
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  • Deep-clean your fridge in five simple steps

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