Tracee Ellis Ross Just Discovered the Right Way to Change a Duvet (It’s So Much Easier!)

published Jul 4, 2024
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Changing your duvet cover is arguably the hardest (or at least the most annoying) task to do on laundry day. Before you can slip into your nice clean sheets (which you should be doing every week or so), you’ve got a mess of strings, buttons, and fabric to deal with when trying to figure out how to put your comforter in your duvet. Luckily, Emmy Award-nominated actress Tracee Ellis Ross just hilariously discovered one of the best duvet cover hacks that you need to try for yourself.

In an Instagram Reel, the Black-ish star shared an overlay of herself discovering a new duvet trick with an extremely relatable caption: “What have I been doing with my life up until now…” she wrote. “The amount of hours that I have wasted. Trying this ASAP.” 

The video showed an employee at a home store doing the TikTok-viral burrito roll duvet hack, which basically involves placing your inside-out duvet cover on top of your quilt and rolling it together, flipping it, and then ending up with a perfect duvet cover situation. As the employee magically changed the duvet cover in just a few minutes, a visibly shocked Ellis Ross could be seen commenting, “Woah, no way. No, no no! What have I been doing with my life?”

Here’s how to try Ellis Ross’s duvet cover change hack, also known as the burrito roll, yourself:

  • Place your duvet cover inside out on top of your mattress.
  • Put your quilt on top of it, then evenly roll from the top to the bottom (it helps if you have someone else to help you with the other side).
  • At the end, flip the bottom of your duvet cover so that it covers the bottom part of the quilt, then flip it inside out. 

And voilà, you’ve got your down comforter inside of your duvet cover!

Fans took to the comments section to weigh in on the duvet hack, with many calling it a laundry day game-changer. However, some noted that it might be easier to do with four hands rather than two, so keep that in mind when trying it out for yourself — you may need to enlist the help of a roommate.