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How to put on a duvet cover, even alone?

If we love to fall asleep in freshly washed sheets, we like to change them a lot less. However, one can't go without the other, so we've selected two methods for putting on a duvet cover in 5 minutes or less. Even if you only have two hands to do it.

Turn it inside out and then turn it right side up

First method: you have bought easy to put on duvet covers from La Chambre Paris. This technique is recommended for those who want to make their bed as quickly as they make it every night. And for those who pay attention to the details: pillows that are well aligned, sheets that are smoothed to perfection and, above all, a duvet that stays in place inside its cover.

  • Unfold your duvet and lay it on your bed with the top edge facing you.
  • Turn your duvet cover inside out. In the top corners you will find two ties. This is the time to thank them: thanks to them, you will have as much duvet on top as on the bottom of the bed.
  • Attach the ties from your duvet cover to the top corners of your duvet. The knot? It's up to you. The important thing is that it's tight enough.
  • All that's left to do is to put everything back the right way round: turn your duvet cover right side up while wrapping your duvet. Don't hesitate to shake them out to go even faster. And test the hold of your knot style.
  • Lay it out on your bed, open edge down. Are there any buttons, ties, or a zipper there? We'll let you guess what happens next.

The timer reads 4:39. Let's say 5 minutes, time to get the duvet cover out of your closet.

It works almost every time

Also known as the burrito method or the rolled pancake method, this is reserved for duvet covers that have a bottom edge that can be closed. It's probably the fastest technique, as long as you follow each step. We'll tell you why.

  • The story always starts the same way. Once upon a time, there was a duvet lying on a bed.
  • On top of it, a perfectly sized duvet cover was unfolded, turned inside out. No one doubted that in a few minutes the bed would be made.
  • Starting from the closed edge of the cover (attached to the duvet if ties allowed), the duvet and its cover rolled up on top of each other.
  • But at the end of the roll, we had to face the facts. We had made a mistake on the side (we had said to start with the closed edge...). Without panicking, we unrolled everything to start again.
  • At the end of the roll, we found the bottom edge, where the duvet cover opens. With a confident gesture, we opened it and turned it over to wrap our duvet and its cover, still rolled together, and closed it. I promise, it will work.
  • The end of the story? We unrolled everything and like a miracle, our bed was made.

The story lasted almost 6 minutes since we lost the thread. Next time, it won't take more than 3.