The Duvet Cover Hack We’re Stealing from Hotel Bedding!

Personally, I never have any problem putting on and taking off duvet covers, but I know that many people do.

I just turn them inside and grab the top corners of the duvet through the material of the cover and turn it the right way in over the duvet.  I find that method simple and easy and, to be honest a lot more straight forward than this alternative method that I’ve learnt about.

Triple Sheeting

You need a fitted bottom sheet and two top sheets.  Triple sheeting is a method of sandwiching the duvet between two layers of sheets in place of a duvet cover.

Triple sheeting is a cost-effective method of dressing the duvet. Duvets, unlike sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers, are not laundered every week.  The hospitality industry says that the sheets are more straightforward to clean and iron than the bulky duvet covers.

So, here is what you do:

  1. Fit the fitted sheet to the mattress.
  2. Offer up one sheet to the bed, by laying over the sheet-covered mattress.
  3. Lay the duvet cover over the sheet.
  4. Lay the other sheet over the duvet.
  5. Tuck in the two sheets at the base, using hospital corners.
  6. Now fold the excess sheet from both sheets towards the bottom of the bed over the duvet.
  7. Make a second fold incorporating about 8-15cm of the duvet and smooth it all down.
  8. Tuck the sheet in both sides.

By tucking in well, a neat and tidy finish is created.  As long as the sheets are not excessively un-tucked, then no part of the person will come into contact with the uncovered duvet.

See this video I found on Youtube that uses three flat sheets:

However, personally, I’d always fit cotton duvet covers as well, but just not worry about laundering it every week as I do when using the “traditional” method.

Also, our European cousins will argue that the whole point of the duvet is that you DON’T tuck it in.  It’s a method of bedding designed to hang either side of the bed.

I really love the solid color cotton sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases that you can get from they are perfect for whichever method of bed making you choose.  If I were you, I’d head over there today and order some!