How To Change A Comforter Cover Without Tying Yourself In A Knot
Changing The Comforter Cover. How Hard Can It Be?
You'd think it would be the easiest thing in the world, wouldn't you? Take out the duvet or comforter, and comforter cover, place them in a washing machine, and when they are dry put them back together. Easy peasy. Not! Especially if it is a large king size, or bigger.
Now I am only small, 5 foot 4 in high heels. But believe me when I say that to change a duvet cover on a large comforter is probably one of the most exhausting things that I do In my house.
Do you know how long it took me the other day? Nearly an hour! Being nice to my son, I decided to do all his bedding wash in one easy go, as he was away for a few days. He usually does it himself. I had forgotten how tiring it was just trying to carry the stupid thing upstairs, let alone try to get the cover on the duvet!
Entering the bedroom I felt like a hobbit, his room seemed to be man size. I then lay the duvet on the bed and to my horror I realised that it was the size of a tent! Okay, I thought, I can do this. So I started again.
Dragging the huge duvet off the bed, I lay down the cover and stared at it. How on earth was I going to get that inside there? Not to be defeated, I dragged the comforter across the room and started pushing it inside the cover.
First of all it worked, yeah I thought! Then the cover got twisted and I didn't know which way was what. It worked for a few minutes then, letting go it slid back out and plumped on the floor. Great, start again. I know, I will crawl inside and do it that way! Yeah, great idea! I felt like a mouse in a hole.
Every time I crawled up further inside the stupid thing the more it got twisted, until panic overtook me and I started to hyperventilate! To my horror, I didn't know which way round I was!
By the time I had got to the farthest corner of the duvet cover, my panic had turned to exhaustion and I thought, Well, what a way to go, suffocation inside a duvet cover, great! They are going to find me tangled up like a meatball inside a bowl of spaghetti!
Could it get any worse? Yep, just as I was rolling around the bed tangled up, suffocating and swearing to high heaven the phone rang! Twisting in panic, trying to get my feet off the bed, I fell. Thump! Straight into my sons guitar that was placed just perfectly half in and half out under the bed! At least by this time I had my feet on the floor. Trouble was, I was still covered head to foot by the stupid duvet cover!
The duvet itself was curled up around my ankles and I was in a pickle to say the least! Taking one big breath I ducked down, pulled the duvet cover up and suddenly got a blast of lovely fresh air in my face. Saved!
Nice cup Of Tea!
Eventually, after two cups of tea and a sit down, I tried again. Luckily my skills as a duvet cover expert kicked in and now I am going to impart my well earned wisdom in your direction.
Please take note, I don’t want to hear that you have been eaten by a duvet cover, not a nice way to go! And don't forget to put your phone in your pocket, just in case you need rescuing. Just erring on the side of caution!
How Not To Put On A Duvet Cover! Funny!
Duvet Cover Sets
How To Change A Duvet Cover
1. Lay the Duvet Cover on top of the bed.
Make sure that the cover is inside out. there's not point in doing it main side up. You will just have to start again. Flatten it as much as possible and get the seams straight. And don't forget to undo the buttons or poppits. You won't be able to do it once you get started.
2. Put your arms inside the duvet cover.
This is the fun bit. Make sure that you follow the seams either side, until you reach the top left and right corners. Try and keep the duvet flat on the bed, if it starts to ride up, start again.
3. Now grab the Duvet.
Here it starts getting a bit tricky. Take one hand out of the Duvet cover and grab the Duvet. Place it into position by laying each corner to the appropriate duvet cover corner. When you have placed the duvet into position, take your hands out of the cover and grab the corners. Hold tight for goodness sake or else it will fall on the floor and you will have to start again.
4. Hold your hands above your head.
Now comes the stretchy part. Reach up as high as you can and wiggle. Not you! The duvet cover! Keep wiggling until the cover starts to go down the quilt. A good idea is to stand on the bed or a chair. This way you will get the height and not drag it onto the floor. But be careful, if you are anything like me, clumsy, you will take a dive and land in a heap. At least it will be soft!
This is how you do it properly!
5. Straighten the Duvet cover out.
Carefully lay the duvet over the bed, and straighten up the corners. You may have to put your hands inside again to get the two bottom corners straight. Then just do up the buttons.
If you Duvet cover is really huge.
A good idea if your duvet cover is really big, is to lay it flat on the bed, right side up. Then pin the corners to the bed. This way they will stay in place and not get tangled in a knot.
If its possible, do the same for the bottom corners too. Then, gently place the comforter or duvet inside the cover, and wriggle it up the bed. Obviously this will take a bit longer, but by doing this you won't have to lift it, as it will be heavy.
So if you find that your Duvet Cover is trying to strangle you, check out the above and do it the right way. Saves time and your sanity!