How to easily replace the comforter cover for your next guests

How to easily replace the comforter cover for your next guests

Author bio: Guest post contributed by the Downlite Bedding team. Downlite designs, manufactures, and markets comfort bedding for major hotel chains, Airbnb hosts, and consumers. The family-owned business is an industry leader with three generations of product-knowledge and experience.

 

Anyone who has laundered or adjusted a duvet cover knows that there can be pain, and even peril, involved in re-stuffing the comforter into the cover. As a host, if you want to properly take care of your guests (and score those precious five-star reviews), you need to provide a clean duvet cover for every comforter in the house, for every visit. Laundering the covers is also a great opportunity to re-fluff your comforter.

 

An active host doesn’t want to waste time changing duvet covers. Here are some common methods for re-stuffing your duvet, and tips for optimizing your next duvet cover change.

 

Some enlist help from a partner, and if you are two housekeepers you can help each other. Some stand on a chair and shake - but this is not safe and not recommended.

Some resort to the old-fashioned method of hand stuffing - but this is very time-consuming.

 

The easiest way to address this seemingly universal dilemma is to select a comforter with duvet loops that can be tied to the inside of the cover. Downlite offers comforters and covers both with and without tabs. If the comforter does not have tabs you can:

  • Sew duvet tabs or ribbons to each corner of the duvet and tie them to the cover.
  • Purchase duvet straps, which attach duvets to duvet inserts or comforters, or
  • Purchase inexpensive duvet clips, which attach the four corners of the comforter to the inside of the cover.

 

You may also consider using Hopoli. This invention, which won the 2019 Lépine competition for new inventions, is remarkable in its simplicity. The principle: you attach the tool to a door, you pinch the duvet, and even being alone, you can change your duvet cover or fold your sheets in less than a minute.

For the skeptics, there is nothing better than to see it to believe it!

 

In addition to the above, here are three popular methods for re-stuffing the duvet cover.

 

Method 1: The Corner Shake

Spread the duvet flat on the bed. Turn the duvet cover inside out and stick your hands and arms inside the cover, right up to the two corners opposite the bottom opening.  With your hands inside the duvet cover, take hold of the two corners of the duvet at the foot of the bed. Then shake the duvet while turning the duvet cover right side out, smoothing and stuffing as you go. A couple of final shakes, and the bed is ready for your guests.

 

Method 2: The Burrito

This method is suitable for duvet covers with a wide opening at the bottom. First, spread the duvet cover full length on the bed, inside out. Then place your duvet on the cover (corners against corners), and roll it all up from bottom to top. Once the "burrito" is formed, grab the two perpendicular ends of the duvet with the outside of the duvet cover. When you unroll it while pinching the two connected ends, the duvet ends up inside the cover.

 

Method 3: The Tri-Fold

This method is suitable for duvet covers with a narrower opening at the bottom. First, fold the duvet into nine squares. To do this, simply fold the top of the duvet and the bottom towards the center, then fold the sides to the center. Place the folded duvet on its side and slide it inside the cover and unfold. The unfolding works best by starting with the top and working down, giving everything a good shake at the end.

 

A great way to save time or organize yourself in advance is to have several comforters with clean duvet covers hermetically stored in a closet and ready to use. When the guests are changing, the clean sheets and the comforter with cover are ready to make a clean comfy bed in a blink.

 

As an Airbnb host, you have a lot of responsibilities. Don’t overlook an important one: providing the right bedding for your guests. Hotel bedding is an indispensable accessory for your rental home, including pillows, comforters, and mattress pads.

 

 

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