How to De-Lump Pillows

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A lumpy, frumpy pillow is not only unattractive, it's also uncomfortable. That's precisely why many men and women across the nation are eager to learn the secrets of de-lumping their own, less-than-fluffy pillows. De-lumping is easy and can make a big difference, whether it's a decorative pillow or the one you sleep on every night.

Things You'll Need

  • Dryer
  • 2 tennis balls
  • Chair

Option 1: Dryer

  • Check your pillow for any tears or rips, especially if it's a feather or down pillow. If there are holes in your down or feather pillow, skip this option since putting it in the dryer can cause further damage. Any other pillow type will work for the following steps.

  • Place 2 tennis balls and 1 or 2 pillows at a time in your dryer.

  • Turn the dryer on a no-heat setting and let the pillows rotate for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Take the pillows out of the dryer and smack them together or over the edge of the dryer.

  • Massage any bumps that still remain until they are gone.

Option 2: Self de-lumping

  • Locate all of the bumps in your foam, down or feather pillow.

  • Massage the lumps and break them apart so the filling is more even.

  • Set your pillow on the ground and whack it a few times in the center with your hand.

  • Shake the pillows out and hit them together (or on the side of your couch or a chair) to make them even fluffier.

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