Duvet Cover or Root Canal?

Often we imagine it might be more pleasant to go to the dentist for a root canal, than it is to wrestle with fabric until it is neatly set over our duvets. You would procrastinate forever if you could. Usually,  you hold back from having four friends come over just to help you. On a particularly bad day you seriously consider paying someone on Task Rabbit to do the job. Honestly, if making your bed sets the tone for the rest of the day, then how much you struggle to put on your duvet cover after you wash it has the power to set the tone for the rest of the week.

That’s why we decided to do some research and find some tricks to make the job a little easier. Because changing the sheets should not cause a migraine, with the below 5 tips, it gets better…

1. Roll it Like a Burrito:

Lay your comforter on top of your new duvet cover; make sure the duvet cover is inside out. 

Starting at the closed end, roll the cover and comforter tightly, like a sleeping bag.

Once done rolling, bring the edges of the comforter and the cover up. Flip the cover back at the duvet cover’s opening; tuck inside.

Unroll, and voila! 

2. Do it the Traditional Way:

Lay the comforter flat on top of your mattress.

Turn your duvet cover inside out. Reach your hands inside and find the two top corners.

With your hands inside the duvet cover, reach down to grab hold of the comforter’s top two corners.

Hold the top two corners tightly, and flip the duvet cover right side out over the comforter. Give it a shake and a fluff until the duvet covers the comforter.

Pull the duvet cover down. Stuff the bottom two corners of the comforter inside the bottom two corners of the duvet cover.

3. Use Binder Clips:

Put the duvet in the cover one corner at a time, securing each corner with a large binder clip.

4. Make It Relaxing:

When changing out your duvet cover, add a sachet of dried lavender or some dryer sheets to the mix. The scent will keep you calm while you change the cover and keep the comforter smelling fresh for a few weeks.

5. Iron Before:

Wash and iron your duvet cover before putting it on your comforter. We know how tempting it is to take the duvet cover straight from the washing machine, but cleaning it properly and ironing will keep your bedding lump and wrinkle free.

For more home tips, see this guide to updating your apartment decor. Also see these great ways to brightening your kitchen