5 Tips For Maintaining Your Waterproof Pillow Protector

1) Wash it regularly

Wash your waterproof pillow protector on a regular basis to ensure it’s clean and effective. It should be washed about once every three months, or at least once a month if you have pets or allergies. You should also wash it right away if any stains appear or if you notice that your pillow doesn’t seem to stay as dry as usual. Just make sure to follow the washing instructions carefully so that you don’t damage your protector. (You can find them printed on the tag attached to your protector.) If there are no instructions provided with your cover, use warm water and mild detergent in a gentle cycle. Avoid bleach or fabric softeners, which could damage your pillow protector. Finally, always air-dry (never put in a dryer) and store flat when not in use.

2) Air dry after washing

This is a very important step. Most waterproof pillow protectors can’t be put in dryers, so it’s important to let them air dry after you wash them. This helps keep your pillow protector waterproof. Remember that hypoallergenic covers are designed to trap moisture, so once you launder them (and when it comes time to dry), make sure they have some air circulating around them! If possible, turn your pillows over or lay them on their sides while drying.

3) Proper storage

To protect your waterproof pillow protector, you must first remove it from your pillows. Fold it in half and store it in a dry location, where it will remain clean and uncontaminated by bacteria. It’s also important to make sure that you don’t store too many of these covers together; hypoallergenic pillow covers often attract pests if they’re piled on top of one another. You should only keep enough covers on hand to replace those currently in use. If you want to be extra cautious, store them separately in sealed plastic bags. This way, any moisture or odors won’t transfer between them—and neither will pests!

4) Use the right detergent

The problem with most pillow covers is that they’re too bulky, or made from materials that don’t breathe well. If you can’t get through a night without tossing and turning, it might be because of your pillow cover; try switching to one of our hypoallergenic pillow covers instead. They won’t cause any skin irritation and will help keep dust mites at bay. Plus, they look great with almost any décor. Just toss them in your washing machine every week (with gentle detergent) and they’ll last longer than other brands!

5) Clean with vinegar

One of the easiest ways to keep your pillow cover clean is by using vinegar—it’s cheap, non-toxic, and readily available. Put a little vinegar on a damp cloth and wipe it over your pillow cover—remember to do so in a well-ventilated area. The acetic acid in vinegar acts as an anti-bacterial agent that keeps germs at bay, so it’s especially useful when you have asthma or allergies and need something hypoallergenic.