Need to Puff Up Goose Down Pillows or Jackets?

Need to Puff Up Goose Down Pillows or Jackets Down Jackets
This laundering tip for goose down will help return those feathers where they belong!


The one thing I hate about goose down comforters, pillows, or jackets are how those feathers seem to eventually bunch up in one spot.  However, I found a great little trick that helps get those problem feathers back where they belong when you need to puff up goose down pillows or jackets!

The next time you notice your goose down is landing in one spot, then throw that item in your washer and use cold water for that load.  Keep in mind when laundering a down jacket, you want to zip it up or lock with velcro and empty all pockets.   You don’t want to leave any tissues, papers, etc. to cause you more mess.  If you can turn the jacket inside out, this is even better before you throw it in your washing machine.

Now when it’s time to take it to the dryer, you need to throw in three fresh tennis balls with that goose dump item.  Be sure to use the coolest setting when you toss that goose dump jacket or pillows in your dryer.  These clean tennis balls will do the work of what all your pulling and pushing hands can’t ever seem to accomplish getting those tricky feathers back in shape.

Give your goose down item about seven to 10 minutes drying time before taking out of the dryer along with your tennis balls.  Once that you do, give your jacket or pillow a few brisk shakes to help resettle the down feathers.

Trust me, but you will love how just a few new tennis balls will help fix that frustrating problem when you need to puff up goose down pillows or jackets!

Something else you might need to freshen up is your suede coat or jacket.  Read my other post on how to clean a suede piece at home.



  1. Tasha W
    October 31, 2011 / 8:55 am

    I have heard of this. I don't own goose down pillows or bedding, but when I get some, this will be very useful;)

  2. Soozle
    October 31, 2011 / 1:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing that tip! :-)

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