I’ve said before that I’m one of those strange people who really LIKES doing laundry. I actually find it rather therapeutic and I love the challenge of making really dirty clothes, clean again! BUT, one thing I do NOT like to deal with in the laundry is the duvet covers on our beds. Actually it’s not the washing of them per se….but the fact that AFTER I wash them I have to PUT THEM BACK ON!
Over the years I have come up with my own way to sort of smashing and smooshing the duvet back into the duvet cover, but have never been really satisfied with this method. I figured there had to be a better way…and wouldn’t you know it….there was!! Actually SEVERAL better ways than mine! Go figure.
Instead of trying to re-create all of them for you…I am going to share from some other reliable online sources.
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Let’s start with the “hand puppet” method as shown by The Fine Bedding Company. After a lot of research, this seems to be by far the most popular method, but after watching all the videos, I’m not convinced! You be the judge!
Looks very smart! But my questions is….how does one person do this with a KING size duvet cover? hmmmmm.
Next, for your consideration is the “10-second duvet trick” from WomansDay.com.
Pretty tricky huh?! It appears that this would work with ANY size duvet.
Next up we explore the “duvet burrito” method of putting on a duvet cover from Scott Culley on YouTube.com.
Lastly, I present the “binder clip method”. Unfortunately I couldn’t locate a video demonstrating this method, but this is how it was explained on Lifehacker.com
To quickly and painlessly install a duvet cover, put the duvet in the cover one corner at a time, securing each corner with a large binder clip. Spread the combined cover and duvet on the bed. Reach the center underneath and lift; hold it over your head with your hands and let the sides fall around you. Shake the duvet so that the sides fall to the sides of the cover. Spread the duvet on the bed and give the final touches. Remove the binder clips.
And just for fun…I found one more method in the comments section at Lifehacker.com worth mentioning simply for its’ entertainment value! The “birthing whale technique!”
“I do what I call the “birthing whale technique” I lay the cover out flat and then I crawl inside the cover with the duvet in hand so I’m like basically completely inside it. I can see what is going on and line up the corners and what not. Then I wiggle out (like a birthed whale) and button it up after a few shakes. Works awesome and the cats enjoy attacking me while I work.” ~~npage148
Thanks for sharing that npage148! Made my day envisioning this. :-)
Now if I could just figure out how to get the corners of the DUVET to stay in their respective duvet cover corners!!
What’s YOUR favorite method?