Confessions of a Pillow Addict: My Secret To The World’s Cheapest Pillow Inserts
I am feeling like we need to have a confession week. I have a not so secret, secret. I love pillows. But. I am cheap mama. So I have lots of little tips and tricks when it comes to getting the most bang for your pillow buck. All this week I am going to be sharing my Confessions of a Pillow Addict. It is going to be a little bit life changing so you might want to get your Pin It finger ready.
Have you ever made a really amazing pillow and then spent 3x more on the insert than you did on fabric?
It used to happen to me to.
Pillow inserts are EXPENSIVE. Don’t believe me? Do a quick Google search. It is crazy. Even for a lumpy cotton insert from Joann’s is 24.99. Speaking of lumpy insert. My friends at IKEA have the best priced one, but you are still getting a sub par pillow plumper.
I am a bit of a pillow form snob. They have to be down inserts. The weight of down is SUPER important to a great throw pillow. Its sort of like gravity. You don’t understand how it makes such a huge difference in your life, but you are freaking glad it does. And they chop so much better.
If you are on the hunt for a good down form, average price is around $40. FORTY DOLLARS. That is such a rip of. This is one area that you can stick it to the man and no one will mind.
Here is my secret for high quality CHEAP down pillow insets…
1. First head to your local HomeGoods. Waaaaayyy in the back there is this section called Clearance, you may have heard of it.. It is usually filled to the brim with pillows of all shapes and sizes. Some good, some not so good.
2. Track down the right pillow size. In my case I was on the hunt for Euro pillows (26×26”) to fill my DIY Leather Pillows. I prefer to find the ugliest ones available. I love getting weird looks from people in the checkout line.
3. Make sure they are all the right/ same size and have removable covers. Most will, but every once in a while, the goods are sewn inside.
4. Giggle all the way to the bank because these puppies just cost you $12 instead of $48.
5. When you get home, remove the offensive cover and donate it (someone is bound to think its the most amazing thing ever. Some people have really bad taste.)
What you are left with is a perfectly new down filled insert that is 1/3 of the price as a brand new one. If you are super lucky you can score pillows for as low as $5.00. I always check the pillow clearance to see if there are any super deals that cant be passed up.
6. Stuff, chop, and enjoy.
Do you have any pillow hunting secrets? Share share!
Up tomorrow in our confession series? Fashion for your bed.