As of today, i will no longer be using duvet covers in the bedrooms we use for guests.
I'm going to look for lightweight comforters that I can toss in the washer. I have too many overnight guests to be pulling off duvet covers, washing, struggling to get back on, only to repeat it the following week....
I want our guests to have fresh sheets, blankets, and comforters so skipping that step is not an option.
Post by **GypsyGirl** on Aug 16, 2019 16:47:37 GMT
I don't blame you! Check out The Company Store. They have washable comforters in many colors and designs, both down and down alternatives (especially the Prima Loft).
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Just a wee tip I thought I’d share as I only just discovered it by accident and it makes it much easier to put a duvet cover on.
The trick is to turn your duvet cover inside out. I now take them off the duvet that way. When it comes to putting it back on, put your hands into the two furthest away corners of the cover then grab the two nearest corners of the duvet and put them inside the corners. Then all you need to do is pull the cover up and over the duvet, like pulling up a skirt over your legs. It takes seconds and means there is no struggling to get the corners in (I always used to fight my way completely inside the duvet to get the corners in then do lots of tugging and shaking, but this is a hundred times easier and quicker.
We use quilts, they are thinner so they can go in the washing machine with no problems. In the winter we add a birkshire style blanket on top which can also go in the wash. I haven't used a duvet in probably 15 years, they are the biggest pain in the ass.
i *hate* duvets. DD loves hers but is old enough to wash and put it back together herself.
DS loves his, but i do not know WHAT that child does in his sleep.... it ends up all mashed up in one end. so he just takes it out of the cover. he refuses to use a top sheet (probably for same reason - middle of the night, unconscious, gymnastics floor routine he does in bed each night!?!?!) so he recently sleeps just with a "naked" duvet. i have to take it the laundremat and try to wash it because it grosses me out. he is a sweaty almost 14 year old boy.
my friend is a sheets snob and bought me a beautiful high thread count duvet cover for my new place. i feel sad (she was so excited) but i don't want to use it.
I had only ever had comforters my whole life until about 5 years ago. There was a duvet cover in a pattern I loved and I just had to have it. It was a pain in the butt. I paid a fortune for it and it always seemed to have rips. My cheap Target comforters never had rips. Then the taking off the cover, putting it back on, it never seemed to fit on the bed just right. Ugh. Nope, nope, nope. I'm happily back to a comforter.
We have lots of company at our lake house all summer. I've put quilts on all the beds. I use a white quilt to cover the bed and then I fold a colorful quilt andlay it acrosst the foot of the bed. In the winter we don't have as many guest, but when we do I throw a white down comforter over the bed and lay the colorful quilt across the foot of the bed.
I think I'm probably the only person who hates sleeping with duvets. I could crank the air conditioning to the coldest and I'd still feel like an inferno sleeping under one. I've traveled with my husband for work and usually at really nice hotels so I know I've used a variety and it doesn't matter...I'm the person looking for a blanket instead of a down comforter. And for the record, I'm not going through menopause, but I might as well be if I'm under a duvet.
I’m on the opposite end of the spectrum. I just bought a second one for DD’s bed because it’s so much easier to strip off the duvet cover and just wash that than to wash her big bulky comforter every.freaking.week. She has dust mite allergies so ALL of her bedding has to be washed every week. Total PITA. With two, I can toss one in the wash and put the other one on her comforter and be able to make her bed again right away. That stupid comforter takes forever to dry and I’m afraid it’s going to fall apart if I actually washed and dried it on high heat every week so I really want to limit how often I have to do it. I’m going to try the inside out trick next week on laundry day.
Do you have a big front load washer? I can’t wash comforters at home, so I prefer duvets. I wash them after every guest because it truly grosses me out to use a comforter that isn’t cleaned prior to your use. Which is something I hate about hotels.