Video:Tips to Easily Change a Duvet Coverwith Jonathon E. Stewart
Never again will changing your duvet comforter be a chore - use this quick trick, and bed sheet changing will be a blast. See how to put easily put on your fresh duvet cover.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips to Easily Change a Duvet CoverHey guys - Jonathon Stewart here for About.com with today's 90 second quick tip. If you're anything like me, you probably experience a small shudder of fear anytime you need to do anything more to your bed than pull up the comforter and toss on a few throw pillows in order to make it. So then if changing the sheets is a nightmare, how would even begin to qualify putting on a clean duvet cover? Well, here's where you might be surprised: this trick, is nothin' but fun. Check it out.
Prepare to Change the Duvet CoverObviously the first step in this venture is making sure you've got a clean duvet cover to start with. You might also want to change into a comfortable t-shirt or exercise gear. Nothing too formal here, just something you're not afraid to, well, shake yo thang in.
Arrange the Duvet CoverStart by taking your duvet stuffing and laying it on your bed, as if it already had the cover in place, but with the tags at the top. Next, turn your cover inside out and shake it over your bed so that the opening rests near your feet. Take a good look at the duvet, and get ready for the BIG MOVE. This next step is not for the faint at heart, nor the claustrophobic, so proceed with caution.
Put on the New Duvet CoverCrouching down on the floor, crawl into your inside-out duvet cover so that your entire body is concealed - hold your arms above your head and allow your hands to find the top corners of the cover. At this point, you should feel free to enjoy being Duvet Man, and dance accordingly. Once that's out of your system, reach down and grab each of the bottom corners of the duvet itself, and hold on tight.
Shimmy, shake, bend, and boogie until the cover becomes right-side out and has completely enveloped the duvet. Shake and adjust as necessary, button or zip the opening, and flip the whole blanket so the opening is back at the bottom.
And after all that, you'll be guaranteed to sleep like a baby. Thanks for watching! To learn more, visit us on the Web at homegarden.about.com.