That brings me to another surface in the family room that is another of the places you never think to clean. That would be the mounds of throw pillows on your couches, love seats, and sectionals. No, they don’t stay beautiful and germ-free for an indeterminate amount of time, much as we’d like to hope otherwise. You actually can clean your throw pillows without wrecking them. If the covers are removable, just toss them in the wash. If not, take the pillows to your local drycleaners for best results. It’s a good idea to do this at least every 6 months.