Whether you make the bed every morning so that your bedroom resembles a showroom, or you prefer to leave it messy (because we’re just going to get back into it later, right?) the bedding still needs to be changed regularly. Cleanliness is non-negotiable.
So we all know that once a week (or two) it’s time to change the bedsheets. What seems like a simple task, can more often than not leave us out of breath and in need of a sit down afterward.
We’ve all been there. Shaking and flapping the duvet to fit into the bedding and hoping for the best, to only be left with folded lumps and bumps. The whole ordeal is just fiddly and unnecessarily stressful - until now.
Don’t worry, it’s not just you! We’re here to tell you that you don’t have to be an olympian to change the bedding, although it may feel that way.
We’re going to talk about a few simple tricks and tips that’ll help you change your bedding with ease. Read on to find out how to fit a duvet cover…
The traditional method
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. The traditional method of putting on bedding correctly has served us well.
Well, not all of us, otherwise you likely wouldn’t need to read this article. If you fall into that category, we suggest you skip this part and read our two alternative methods.
But if you’d prefer to keep to the traditional way of doing things, follow these simple instructions - and your bed will go back to looking as enticing as ever:
- First, strip your bed of the current bedding (obviously).
- Lay the duvet flat on the bed.
- Make sure that your clean bedding is inside out, and lay it on top of the duvet cover.
- Going through the inside of the bedding, work your way up so that you’re holding the inside corners and the duvet corners simultaneously.
- Next, flip so that your bedding corners are now on the outside, and the ends of the duvet are on the inside.
- Holding the now flipped corners, gently ruffle so that the bedding falls down and over the entire duvet spread.
- Close the button or zip located at the end of the bedding, and give it a good old shake. This will get rid of any folds or bumps.
The roll and stuff method
If you’re one of those people that stuff their duvet into their bedding and hope for the best, the roll and stuff method is for you. It’s basically a more thought-out and effective version of what you’ve been doing up until now.
The roll and stuff method makes fitting a duvet cover much easier, and it’ll only take five minutes. Just be sure to follow the steps correctly and you’ll be able to go about your day in no time.
Here are the simple steps to the roll and stuff method:
- Start by laying your duvet cover facing flat on your bed.
- Make sure that the opening of your duvet cover is at the foot of the bed.
- Next, lay the bedsheet flat on top of the duvet, with the corners aligned.
- Start rolling the duvet down towards the foot of the bed into a tube. Leave a couple of inches at the end so you’re able to hold the corners.
- Then, simply open the end of the bedding, pushing the rolled-up tube inside. Be sure to place the corners of the duvet correctly inside the bedding to avoid folding.
- Once you’ve aligned the corners nicely, shake it firmly so that the duvet tube unravels nicely.
The burrito method
Last but certainly not least, we have the burrito method. Don’t be put off by the name, it’s probably the easiest method out of the three. Actually, now we think about it - it’s almost a mix of the two mentioned above!
This is a hack that’ll change your life. Well, maybe not change your life - but it’ll make changing the bedding over so much easier. Without further ado, here are the steps to the burrito method:
- Lay your duvet cover flat on the bed. Make sure it’s inside out, with the opening at the foot of the bed.
- Next, place your duvet flat on top, with the corners aligned with the bedding.
- This is where the name “burrito” comes in. Starting at the head of the bed, roll the duvet and bedding together, down towards the foot of the bed.
- Once you’re at the foot of the bed with what resembles a burrito, reach into the opening of the bedding, and almost flip it as if you’re pulling it inside out.
- Do the step above on both sides and the middle. It’ll almost feel like you’re flipping it inside out, but you’re not.
- Simply unroll your duvet/bedding burrito, and you’ll be left with fully fitted bedding. Sorcery, we know.
If you prefer not to follow written instructions, there’s a ton of youtube videos out there on this method. It’s actually so good, it was demonstrated live on ITV! So check the videos out on youtube if that’s easier for you to follow.
We hope that you’ve found these three simple and alternative ways of changing your bedding useful. If you’re interested in sprucing up your bedding, be sure to check out The Mill shop for a fantastic range for a great price.