How to Wash a Travel Pillow

- May 26, 2018-

Machine Wash

Things You’ll Need:

  • Mild liquid detergent

  • Bowl (if hand-washing)

  • Old rags (if hand-washing)


Step 1

Examine the label or tag on the travel pillow to see if the pillow can also be machine-dried.

Step 2

Put the pillow in the washing machine with a mild detergent, and run it through a washing cycle with cold water. It can be safely washed with other articles that are washable in cold water.

Step 3

Transfer the pillow from the washing machine to the clothes dryer, and dry it using either a low heat or an air setting. If the pillow is not dryer-safe, pin it to a clothesline and dry it in the open air.

Hand Washing

Step 1

Fill a bowl with water, wet a rag in the bowl and then put a little detergent on the end of the rag.

Step 2

Dab the soapy end of the rag against the pillow to clean it. Reapply soap and water to the rag as necessary.

Step 3

Rinse by using a second wet rag with no detergent on it, using the same dabbing procedure as in Step 2.

Step 4

Pin to a clothesline or set in a warm, dry place and dry the pillow in the open air.