How to Wash Throw Pillows in the Front Loading Machine
You may be wondering how to wash throw pillows in the front loading washing machine but have you considered what it will take to get them clean? In this article, I will give you a couple of tips on how to wash polyester throw pillows in the front loading washer.
Insert size and shape are two things you want to think about. The front-loading washer is a large machine that may be able to handle larger shapes and sizes than washers used on the top-loading machines. Once you decide what size your insert is, you’ll need to do a little checking of the directions to make sure that your insert can be inserted without the use of removable cover.
It can help to have an insert with a groove on it for you to slide the insert into. Once you have your insert in the washer, you will want to put it on the front loading cycle. If you don’t put a cover on the insert, it is important to make sure that the insert gets dried completely before putting the insert back in the washer for washing.
Once you’ve set the insert on the cycle, it will take some time to get it dry. You may be surprised to find that the insert is dryer paper thin. If it isn’t, you can take a short burst of heat and still have it dry without the need to wipe it down.
You should remove the insert from the washer and then place it on a drying rack for a few hours or overnight. I recommend not drying it with a fan but instead on a tray set on the back of the washer. This will prevent it from getting tangled up in the drier.
Polyester and synthetic fibers can be hard to dry. When trying to figure out how to wash throw pillows in the front-loading machine, make sure you have an oven to heat up the insert if it isn’t dry after about an hour. Do not try to steam dry it. It could tear.
There are a couple of things you can do to protect the insert after it has been in the front-loading machine. If it gets completely wet, take it outside and spray it with a water hose.
If it dries without being dried in the oven, put it in a laundry bag and close it so it doesn’t get any air. Then when you bring it inside, let it air dry in a warm place.
If you are able to see how the insert has been affected by the process, you can decide if you want to get it in the front-loading machine. Since the inserts are very sensitive to moisture, I would not recommend getting them in the machine. They are very delicate.
Now that you know how to wash throw pillows in the front-loading machine, you may have an insert that is still intact and ready to be used. If you want to try to dry it the traditional way without the washer, try hanging it outside or in a hot dryer.
You can purchase a pre-made washer that has hooks that allow you to hang the insert on the hook in your washer, or you can get one that has a self-adhesive hang-tag. If you aren’t sure of how to do this, make sure that the hook is secured and the machine has a self-adhesive hang-tag on it.
If you follow these steps, you should be able to see how to wash throw pillows in the front loading machine and still make sure that they’re dry. If you use the wrong process or a not as good of a product, they will still get dry after a few hours.