I am an unabashedly, unapologetic, unrepentant lover of down and feather pillows. I go out of my way to make sure the pillows that come into my home aren’t fiberfill. Does that make me a weird, unprioritized, pillow snob? I don’t know. But if it does, I’ll wear that label proudly.
But, what happens when I find a pillow that I love but it isn’t feather filled? Well, it’s an easy fix!
The first thing I do is make sure that the pillow I love has a removable pillow cover. Because of LIFE, I need to be able to wash or dry clean my pillow covers. If the cover is not removable, it just can’t be a part of my life. And let’s be honest, it’s generally the pillow cover that you fall in love with – not the pillow insert.
If the cover is removable, I remove the fiberfill insert and replace it with a feather filled insert. To make this little switcheroo easier on my wallet, I keep my eyes peeled for feather filled, cover removable clearance pillows. For instance, I found a pair of yellow pillows at HomeGoods on clearance for $18 for them both ($9/pillow). I took out the feather inserts, because they are cheaper than what I can find in other stores or online, and sent the yellow covers on their merry way to Goodwill.
Then, I took out the fiberfill insert that came in this red, nubby pillow I bought for Zack’s room and replaced it with the clearance feather insert. The fiberfill insert also went jauntily to Goodwill.
So now, I have a fluffy, choppable (I love the pillow chop – sorry) pillow with a cute cover for Zack’s bed. There’s no reason to leave a pillow in a store just because you don’t like the insert!
Do you ever switch out your pillow inserts? Or am I just a weirdo?
Wait, don’t answer that.