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Anthropologie duvet cover

I wasn’t going to post today because I still have a dozen movies to watch before our San Diego Film Critics Society end of the year vote on Monday.

But I came across this video which I have to share with you because it looks like the solution to the chore I hate most: stuffing a duvet cover.

There’s a snarky comment on there from a guy who says this is unnecessary because it literally takes him 10 seconds to do the job, to which I guffaw and challenge: Really?? Try stuffing a queen size down comforter into that mess in the photo above,  then check your watch, buddy, and see how your life is passing you by.

If Anthropologie made comforters that were heavy enough for our chilly San Diego winters (don’t judge – we are self-admitted weather wimps), I would throw one on the bed and call it a night. But, alas, we need our down comforter so we have to go with their duvet covers instead.

So, in order to actually get the comforter into the cover, I have to walk around the bed enough times to practically complete my 10,000 daily steps in one session. I have to lie across each area multiple times to even them out, and I have to stick my whole body into the cover to reach the top corners. Inevitably, I end up sweating, cursing and in tears and the comforter ends up somewhere in the middle of the cover.

Anyhow, this looks like the answer to my problem and it’s ironic that, living in Southern California, it’s called the burrito method.

I’m an expert at burritos.

I plan to try out this method and do my own video demonstration for you — but not until I finish watching all these movies. In bed. Under my lumpy, unbalanced, misaligned duvet cover.

In the meantime, please let me know how this works for you. And if you have a better tip on how to stuff a duvet cover, I’d love to hear it.


  1. I am no home goddess so this is very welcome. Heheh

  2. no domestic goddess here!

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I didn’t even know what a duvet was until I read this. I definitely won’t be buying one now LOL

  4. The idea of me stuffing a duvet cover? I’m screaming with laughter in my cabin instead of packing to leave in the morning!

  5. Oh geez. I have no duvet or a cover for it and I’ve never, ever tried stuffing one into the other. But if I ever do, I will keep this in mind. 😀

  6. Genius! I can’t believe I have gone 50 plus years without having someone show me this trick. So. Easy! Love that DWTS Maks rounds out the demo!

  7. “That was orgasmic.” Not sure that I’d put it that way, but it sure was a blast watching this unfold.

  8. This makes it look easy. Wow. This will save me the frustration.

  9. I turn the duvet case inside out, find the corners so I can match the duvet corners to the cover corners then shake over 🙂 x

  10. This looks so much easier than my current method, which is struggling with it for several minutes before giving up. Now I can actually pull out the cute duvet covers I have.

  11. I don’t use a duvet. I just have a big comforter. It is pretty and I have a big machine so I am able to wash it without issue.

    But if I had a duvet, I would totally do what this video says. 😉

  12. Oh my goodness, I wondered how this was done! She makes it look so easy!

  13. This would be such a savior – I mean, for me it is quite a hassle to carry them..

  14. I wish I had seen this tip years ago. I no longer use duvet covers because of the hassle! You gotta love the internet for it’s amazing tips and tricks!

  15. I always see duvets on clearance at TArget. I always wonder if I would be able to use it! That is awesome though…maybe I am up for the challenge.

  16. I love duvet covers, and I hate them at the same time :). Even after getting it on, I always find a corner with no comforter.

  17. I think I have avoided duvet covers for so long for this reason. But this makes it look very easy!

  18. OMG!! That was the best magic trick I have ever seen!!! Can’t wait to try it!!!

  19. Love tips like this!

  20. That is the best trick ever! So much better than flipping over the duvet because it really should be washed but I don’t want to wrestle it!

  21. To the person who said they always see them on clearance… now you know why! Most of us can’t do the duvet! 🙂

  22. Pretty cool way to do it. We are simple here, just a comforter. If we had a guest room, we’d need one of these though!

  23. I can’t wait to try this. I literally have crawled into a duvet to line up the comforter inside. Pain in the A$$.

  24. Wow, wow, wow! This is truly going to change my life. I literally just took my cover out of the dryer and was dreading putting it back on my comforter!

  25. You are my new best friend for showing me this tip. I have the worst luck with bedding.

  26. This is an amazing tip for anyone who has struggled with this chore! I hate fighting with bedding, but somehow do it often. Not so much with this handy burrito method!

  27. Well I don’t have one because too much energy… Now you have taken my excuse away!

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