poxic wrote:Back when I was still attempting such things, I figured out a way to encover a duvet: find the top corners (opposite the opening) of the cover; bring their insides down to the opening; pin them to the top corners of the duvet; insert duvet fully and shake out. Remove the pins, or maybe leave in if they're safety-style.
I do a version of this without the pins. (Of course, it helps to be tall and have long arms).
Step 1: Grab the two corners of the duvet cover opposite the opening, one in each hand.
Step 2: While still holding the corners, turn the duvet cover inside out, so the bulk of the cover is resting on your arms and your hands (still holding the corners) are poking out through the opening.
Step 3: Grab two corners of the duvet with the hands holding the corresponding corners of the duvet cover.
Step 4: Lift the corners up (it also helps to stand on the bed, if you need a little extra height) and shake the duvet until everything is more or less in the right place, and then close up the opening.
Sure it's a bit of a pain in the ass, but you only have to do it when you wash the duvet cover, and if you're using a top sheet the the duvet cover can easily go a month or more between washings. For me, the much greater simplicity of making the bed in the morning (just pull up the sheet and throw the duvet into place) greatly outweighs the annoyance of replacing the cover.