Reader Amy M. has a great tip for giving new life to your old down pillows.
“When my down pillows become flat, I take them to the dry cleaners and have the down cleaned and blown into new ticking. If you buy king pillows, just have the cleaner convert them to queen sized pillows. Have queen sized
pillows? Go standard. Clean, fluffy pillows for a lot less than the cost of new.”
Very clever idea – and a great way to extend the life of your down pillows while stretching your budget.
Got a cheap trick of your own to share? Send us an e-mail with your tip and we may use it in a future Cheap Trick post!
Deborah Aldridge says
Down is expensive. This is a great money saving idea.
Kim H. says
I don’t have any “down” pillows but I do have some ancient feather pillows. I washed (in the washing machine) and dried them (both in the dryer and in the sunshine). After that I moved the feathers to a new pillow covering.
Christina @ Northern Cheapskate says
Excellent, Kim! I love how you took this cheap trick and made it even more frugal!