Look into your garage or stock room and you’ll surely find old pillows in there. What to do with old pillows, then? Here are 10 neat ideas on how to recycle old pillows for other purposes.
Put Two Old Pillows Together
To extend the life of your old pillows, place two of them together when they get flat.
Turn Into Rags
If you open your pillow and remove the stuffing for use elsewhere, make sure to keep the fabric. You can cut up the fabric into smaller square pieces and use them as rags for cleaning around your home.
Use Old Pillows as Stuffing
We often wonder how often to replace pillows, and people would usually say in a year or two. But that’s too much waste. Here’s one thing that you can do to extend their life.
One use for the stuffing inside is as additional stuffing for another cushion. This works great for ones that are just starting to lose their fluffiness and can make them feel like new.
Give the Pillow to Your Pet
Use on Your Next Road Trip
Turn your cushion into a road-trip accessory. Its flatness makes it perfect for fitting around seatbelts, allowing riders to sleep comfortably while remaining safe.
Compost Old Pillow Feather Stuffing
Feathers make a great composting material.
So, instead of throwing your old feather pillow directly into the trash, remove the feathers first. This is much better for the environment, with the stuffing serving as fertilizer for the plants around your home.
Use When Moving
Save your pillows and you have instant furniture protectors the next time you have to move something.
Just place them in between furniture and other items to keep them from rubbing together.
Use as Insulation
Save your old pillows for situations when you need insulation in emergency situations.
Situations where you can use them as insulation include around a hot water tank, your pipes on a cold night, around your bathtub, and in your attic.
Use as Packing Materials
Use an old pillow to protect fragile items through the mail. Your options include using the whole thing or removing and using the stuffing. It all depends on how much room you have in the box.
Use When Working Around the House
Use an old cushion as a knee pad when working in the yard, garden, or around your home. Just place it on the hard ground or surface before kneeling down to do your work.
Can you recycle pillows? You sure can! With all these tips, you wouldn’t have to throw them away. It’s one less piece of waste in the dumpsite, and it’s a great way to contribute to saving Mother Earth.