We spend one-third of our lives laying on our pillows, so it may be hard to part ways with your faithful sleep companions. But when it’s time, it’s time. Whether you’re waking up with a crick in your neck or your pillow has actually changed colors, eventually you’ll see that an old pillow has got to go.
So, what do you do with old pillows when you get a new set of pillows?
If possible, it’s best to avoid throwing pillows directly into the garbage because they get sent straight to the landfill, which has a tough effect on our environment.
Luckily, there are many environmentally friendly ways to get rid of your pillows by repurposing, donating, and recycling them. In this short guide, we’ll cover your options.
Say goodbye to your old pillows and welcome new, luxuriously soft and supportive pillows. Whether you want foam, down, or down-alternative, Casper’s pillows are the perfect choice.
The most efficient way to “get rid of” old pillows is to repurpose them.
Just because your old pillows no longer belong on your bed doesn’t mean they need to leave your house completely.
Here are a few new shapes for your old pillows to take on:
Can’t find a way to reuse your old pillow? Not to fret. Next, look for ways to pass it on.
If your pillows are still in decent shape, you can look into donating them.
Many organizations have a need for pillows, bedding, and even mattresses. If you’re able to make a few calls around to see who is currently accepting pillow donations, you’re likely to find the pillows a happy new home.
Here are a few great places worth checking in with:
You can also try thrift stores. While many second-hand shops won’t accept pillows, some do. Make sure to call ahead and ask if they accept pillow donations.
Once you’ve donated your old pillows, you can rest easy knowing your pillow is out there doing good in the world. You’ll rest even easier if you lay your philanthropic head on one of Casper’s super comfortable pillows.
If your pillows are too well-worn to repurpose or donate, the next best option is to recycle them.
American Textile Recycling Service is a company that specializes in textile deconstruction. You can find drop-off bins near you by calling their 24-hour hotline at (866) 900-9308.
It’s a common belief that pillows can last forever—some people take their pillows from their childhood bed off to college, into their first apartments, and perhaps even into their new homes.
While we understand that some pillows hold the same comfort as a child’s stuffed animal, at some point, the bed pillow should be replaced. But, how often should you replace pillows then?
Here are a few telltale signs that it’s time to upgrade your pillow:
Any of these warnings is a tell-tale sign that it’s time to bid adieu to your old bed pillow.
Now that you know what to do with old pillows, it’s time to find the new pillow that works for you!
You’ll experience myriad benefits including the following:
At Casper, our goal is to trick out your bed with pillows and sleep accessories to help you get your best night’s sleep—tonight and for years to come.
Are you a stomach sleeper who struggles to find that perfect neck alignment? A side sleeper who assembles a veritable pyramid of pillows to create an optimal sleep position? It’s time to toss out those old pillows and switch up your routine. And no matter your sleep style, we’ve got you covered.
Take note of your preferences for each of the following if you’re wondering how to choose a pillow:
Then, shop our selection of pillows to find the perfect pillow.