I'm a cleaning whizz – the £1 trick to cleaning your pillows that doesn't require a washing machine | The Sun

THERE'S a lot of debate over how often you should change your bedding.

Whether you're a one a week without fail kind of person, or you're more of a whenever you get a spare 20 minutes person – there's no right answer.

Although you might be on top of things when it comes to your bedding, you're probably neglecting cleaning your pillows properly.

Malik Karman, bedding expert from Eachnight Mattresses, explained: "Cleaning a pillowcases can eliminate skin oils and other allergens that collect in the fabric, ensuring the surface stays clean and comfortable.

“You don’t need to wash your pillow too often as long as they’re kept covered in a clean pillowcase.”

Generally, you can get away with only washing your pillows every six months to keep them fresh.

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Before you rush to wash your pillows it's important to note that not all types of pillows can just be thrown into the washing machine, like solid foam pillows or buckwheat pillows.

The pro said: “A rule of thumb is that a pillow that can be fluffed up is machine washable, such as feather pillows and shredded foam pillows.

“However, it’s important to double check the pillow’s care tag to make sure it can go through the washer safely.”

The pro recommended sprinkling baking soda over your pillows that aren't machine washable to help freshen them up.

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This will help absorb grim odours and moisture, then you can just vacuum up the powder and put on fresh pillow cases.

Baking soda can be picked up from most supermarkets for as little as £1, meaning this trick is budget friendly too.

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