Bedding Trick: Easiest Way to Put on a Duvet (Video)

Boll & Branch bedding duvet cover

I’ve always loved using a duvet and insert (rather than a quilt or comforter) since it makes it easy to wash just the cover or change up the look of your bedding. But until my mom showed us this burrito roll trick, changing that cover and wrangling with two large pieces of bedding was always a dreaded task! I’m sure some some of you are already familiar with this, but figured it didn’t hurt to share after recently discovering Nick was still a struggling duvet-stuffer, but thankfully he’s now been converted to a roller.

It’s best demonstrated on video, so click to watch below!


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Duvet burrito roll trick:
1. Lay your duvet cover inside out flat on the bed, with the opening toward the bottom.
2. Lay the insert flat on top of the duvet cover and match up the 4 corners. Optional: secure the corners together using ties, binder clips, or safety pins per the tip below.
3. Starting at the head of the bed, roll the duvet & insert together like a burrito toward the foot of the bed.
4. See video: reach inside the duvet opening, grab 1 corner with your hand & flip it over one end of the burrito roll. Repeat with the other corner. This part takes a little practice especially if your duvet doesn’t have a large opening, but is straightforward once you get the hang of it!
5. Button or zip up your duvet opening.
6. Unroll the burrito toward the head of your bed and give it a good shake. That’s it!
This also works perfectly for removing the duvet neatly. Just roll it up again while it’s lying normally on your bed, unbutton / unzip the duvet opening, flip it around the corners and unroll to end up with 2 separate pieces!

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  1. Claveto wrote:

    The trick you suggest is really amazing, I liked it.

    Posted 3.27.21 Reply
  2. Kasey wrote:

    I was making my bed this morning thinking about how the next time I do laundry the duvet cover needed to be washed. The last time I struggled with it, I’d spent a sweaty and exhausting 20 minutes wrestling with all the fabric. I can’t wait to show this method to my husband and blow his mind! haha

    Posted 3.21.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      I can definitely relate, this trick truly takes the struggle out of the task!

      Posted 3.31.21 Reply
  3. Anabelle wrote:

    I had no idea there was an easier way to do this! Thanks for the short video demonstration.

    Posted 3.15.21 Reply
  4. Gwen Kennedy wrote:

    Sheer brilliance!! Thank you Jean. I struggle each and every time I switch mine solo, which is once a week, since I use duvets as top sheets. This little hack will bring joy to a currently unwieldly task! Happy spring to you and your family! 🙂

    Posted 3.15.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you Gwen, same to you and your family!

      Posted 3.31.21 Reply
  5. Michelle keller wrote:

    Hi Jean!
    This burrito trick is amazing–truly a magic trick. Love these types of posts in addition to your fashion and food ones!

    Posted 3.15.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you Michelle!

      Posted 3.31.21 Reply
  6. You have ended the nightmare!

    Posted 3.15.21 Reply
  7. S B wrote:

    This was SO helpful! Can you link the accessories on the nightstands too?

    Posted 3.15.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      The frames and vases are from Target, but unfortunately I don’t have links as I’ve had them for a while

      Posted 4.13.21 Reply
  8. Jennifer wrote:

    Wow, Jean! Thank you for taking the time to detail this trick. It’s always such a pain to get our duvet cover on. The safety pin truck is ALSO genius.

    Aaaand now I also want to update our bedding for spring! Love your duvet cover!

    Do you have a recommendation on a duvet itself (do you like yours)? Ours shifts around enough that we’re constantly shaking it to disperse the fibers more evenly. GAH.

    Thank you so much for your always thoughtful reviews and tips!

    Posted 3.15.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you Jennifer! I have Calvin Klein brand from Macy’s and this Boll & Branch one and both are wonderful. I have also purchased cheaper priced inserts and they really didn’t compare in quality and feel so this is an area I wouldn’t skimp on since we use it almost nightly!

      Posted 3.31.21 Reply
  9. Jane Lassner wrote:

    Best. Post. Ever. You have no idea the shenanigans I’ve gone through . . .

    Posted 3.15.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Too funny! But yes, this is definitely a game changer!

      Posted 3.31.21 Reply
  10. miki wrote:

    This trick is amazing . Since the first day I discovered it, my life has changed!
    Miki x

    Posted 3.15.21 Reply

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