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Fay's Charming Grand Lake Apartment

Getting the comforter into the duvet cover is always a struggle, especially if you don't have an extra set of hands on deck to help out. Skip the struggle with this super-simple (some might even say "magical") technique that is a cross between a fruit roll-up and a fold top sandwich bag.

We've spent many years doing this task the old way, but the California Roll method has us considering a change. It's so fast and easy, we're going to classify it as one of those household chores-turned-magic tricks that is actually enjoyable to do. Go on, give it a try, show those kids that chores really can be fun!

Instructions

1. Turn your duvet cover inside out and lay it on the bed.

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

2. Lay your comforter out across the duvet cover.

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)
(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

3. Begin to roll the duvet cover and comforter up together at the closed end. Try to make your roll nice and tight, like a fruit roll-up.

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)
(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)
(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

4. Bring the edges of the comforter and the cover up and flip the cover back at the duvet cover's opening- the same way you would flip a fold top sandwich bag- over the end, tucking everything inside.

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

5. Button or zip the cover so that it's closed.

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)
(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

6. Lay the roll across the end of your bed and begin to unroll it.

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Give it a good shake, and that's it! So simple you'll never attempt the hard way again!

Re-edited from an original post by Amy Azzarito published on January 20th, 2009