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The Duvet Struggle is OVER!

This blog is to share all my new discoveries!  ‘Cuz, when I find a new trick or recipe that I LOVE, I want to share it with the WORLD!  With YOU!!!! 

Over winter break, we spent some time at our place in Sunriver.  Besides playing in the snow, skiing a day or two, there was lots of rest and relaxation time.  While relaxing, I was reading a magazine and discovered something that I had to try and guess what!  It truly CHANGED MY WORLD!!!!

How to put on a duvet cover!

Have you ever struggled with putting on a duvet cover?!!!  You’re climbing in the thing, reaching for the corners above your head, trying to reach OUTSIDE the duvet to keep the corner of the insert and the corner of the duvet together.  Then trying to find the other side at the same time and stretching your arms as WIDE as they’ll go, wishing you had the wingspan of Michael Jordan.  You’ve lost all sense of up, down, in, out and you’re sweating like a sinner in church…IT’S INSANE!  Not to mention it’s A FREAKIN’ WORKOUT!

So, if you like the work out…stick with that method!  Tee hee hee 🙂


If you want to learn something new, something FANTASTIC, something OUT OF THIS WORLD!  Keep reading and learn the most AMAZING WAY to put on a duvet. (Ha! That rhymed.  That’s how fantastic this is 🙂 )

Step-by-Step Directions

*Note: photos taken by my 11 year old daughter 🙂

  1. Turn your duvet cover INSIDE OUT and lay it on the bed, opening at the top of the bed.
  2. Lay your insert on top of the duvet cover.

3. Starting rolling the duvet and cover together at the foot of the bed.

4.  With left hand, pinch the cover corner and the duvet corner together. With right hand, reach inside the duvet cover to grab those corners and start to pull that corner out.

5. Start “feeding” the cover around the insert and the bulk of the duvet (in middle).

6. Repeat with the other top corner.

7. Continue to work the duvet cover down the insert, essentially unrolling the duvet and cover. (You can see based on the two different patterns of this IKEA duvet cover,  the cover gets “inverted” in this process.) 

8. Fluff out your duvet, tie (or button or zip) it closed and VOILA!  You have a covered duvet!

(Man, I’m serious about my duvet fluffing! Lol!)

What do you think?  Did you try this method?  If so, I’d love to hear about it!

Happy housekeeping (if there is such a thing! LOL!)!

xo, Meliss

12 thoughts on “The Duvet Struggle is OVER!

  1. haha, this is awesome. I learned a similar trick when I was in school and it was seriously life-changing. Who knew putting on a duvet was such a mystery…but once you know the right way it feels like a huge win! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. a photo (or video–I did one on my stories in FAST mode 🙂 ) sure helps to visualize how this is possible!!! Have you ever seen the youtube of the lady folding a fitted sheet? She’s like rolling on the ground, really getting into it!!! So funny! Another bedding challenge: how to fold the fitted sheet!


    1. I was AMAZED! When I read the description on how to do it, I couldn’t even picture it in my head. Hence the need to do a post on it, photo by photo!!! 🙂 Now, what to serve for breakfast in bed?! 😉


  2. Ooh this is good! I always bring our duvet and cover out to the living room and have my husband help me- it’s a two person job! I’ll try this trick when I want to be more independent haha! My cousin recently full on climbed into a duvet, standing in it, at a beach house, I’ll share it with her too 🙂

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