Little Things Make a Big Difference | Spring Cleaning

A gift card was received, all opinions are my own.

Body oils, skin flakes, dust mites, bacteria, mold, mildew….

all things you want to be sleeping with, right?



We’ve begun spring cleaning a step at a time in our home. While working in my older son’s room, I noticed these two gross looking items on his bed that he called pillows. Just last week we took down his dorm-like loft and set up a new sleeping area in his room. It had been years since the loft had been installed and I hadn’t seen his bed (close up) in probably that long. To be honest, I cannot recall when we last purchased pillows for his bed. I tend to rely on the older kids to let me know when they need items. Apparently he didn’t think this was a problem (teenage boys, right?).


Pillows collect body oils, skin flakes, dust mites, bacteria and other human things like perspiration, drool and blood from the occasional bloody nose. A pillowcase helps protect them a little, but over time they just become unhealthy to sleep on. As you can see, his pillows had passed their “expiration date”.


I was able to find nice fluffy pillows that met his standard of “not too hard and not too soft” at our local Kohl’s store. After a quick switch-a-roo I was amazed at how much nicer the bed looked. I took the time to check out the rest of the pillows in the house and took a mental note of their condition as well. I was able to sleep a lot better that night knowing that those gross lumps were not under my son’s head while he slept.

Little things can make a big difference in not only the look and feel of the room, but the overall health of the occupant.

You can find the pillows I purchased as well as many others at your local Kohl’s or online at

Time to check out YOUR pillows!

How long has it been since they were replaced?




  1. Skye Moyer says

    I’ve never thought about replacing pillows when spring cleaning, but its a total no brainer!!!!
    Now I need all new pillows. A trip to Kohls is in my future!

  2. I totally need new pillows. Now I will get them even earlier. I’m not sure when I bought my last pillows. Don’t judge me.

  3. I agree that small touches do make a huge difference! Our master bedroom bedding set and pillows are in great shape, but all three of my kids will be needing an upgrade soon.

  4. Cynthia R says

    It’s waaaaaaaaaay past time for me to replace my pillows as well. Thanks for reminding me!

  5. Julie Wood says

    I checked my pillows and bed to make sure there is nothing on it. I am going to vacuum everything in my room, and get out all the dust mites and air my room out from winter!

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