Not Even Oprah Can Put on a Duvet Cover Without a Struggle

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Oprah Winfrey: Actress, talk show host, television producer, philanthropist ... and average American bed-maker? We never thought we'd see the day, but it appears we have the same everyday struggles as Oprah.

The star recently took to Instagram to share the linen-changing struggle of putting a duvet cover back on a comforter after laundry. In the video, she's shown lifting and turning and throwing her duvet cover every which way, struggling to reposition it correctly and captioning: "Anyone else find it challenging getting a duvet inside a cover? There must be a method I'm missing."

Well, Oprah, you're in luck. There are in fact a few ways to hack this to make it a little bit easier. Some turn the duvet cover inside out, lay your insert on top and then grab the corners from the other side and shake it until it's in place. Others start with the two top corners, attach them, and then stand up on the bed while gripping those two corners to let it fall over the comforter. Even Martha Stewart has a technique that's all her own.

Oprah's sheets might be made of the highest possible blend of luxury and gold, but, at the end of the day, she's just like us.


Katie is the Commerce Editor at Hunker. She has previously been on staff at Shape Magazine, Well+Good, and PureWow, and has spent her life perfecting the art of online shopping.

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