I'm a cleaning whizz and my 40p trick will freshen your pillows instantly and get rid of grim smells too | The Sun

NOTHING ruins a good snooze more than smelly pillows.

Even though you can easily wash pillow cases with the rest of your laundry, the pillows themselves are harder to keep clean.

According to Martin Seeley, CEO and sleep expert at MattressNexDay it doesn't have to be such a chore.

He told Express.co.uk: “As the average person spends a third of their life in bed, your pillow naturally becomes home to bacteria, dead skin cells and dust – all of which can cause acne flare-ups and more."

Although you should wash pillows in the machine every three months, there's a clever trick to keep them fresh in between washes.

Bicarbonate of soda can be sprinkled over your pillows to help banish grim smells and remove sweat.

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Generously dust it over your pillows and mattress and leave for a few hours before vacuuming off.

And since you can pick up a tub of bicarbonate of soda for as little as 40p this trick is friendly to your wallet too.

You can also use white vinegar to help keep everything ship shape.

"While vinegar helps repels dust mites, it also breaks down the proteins in their droppings, which are responsible for the allergens that many sleepers react to," the pro said.

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For the best results, opt of distilled white vinegar and spray over the pillows rather than pour.

You can even mix in a few drops of your favourite essential oil for a stunning smell.

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