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Home improvements: Simple bedding changes, covered

Changing bedding can be exhausting work. There is a much more dignified and simple way of getting the job all done in a flash, however.

Changing bedding can be exhausting work as you grapple with getting the duvet into its cover, while practically crawling inside to make sure the corners all meet up.

There is a much more dignified and simple way of getting the job all done in a flash, ­however.

Lay the empty duvet as it should be on the bed. Get the clean cover and turn it inside out. Ruche the cover up over your arms, so that your hands can hold the top two corners of the cover from the inside. Now stand at the foot of the bed and lean forward to grab the top two corners of the duvet.

Hold on to the duvet tightly through the cover, so the top two corners are clenched in your fists, and then yank your arms towards you.

As you do that, the duvet will miraculously come through with cover smoothly on, corners in place. Make sure that the bottom corners of duvet and cover are together and give a good shake from the bottom.

Simple; no sweat.

* Taken from Simply Wonderwoman: A Survival Guide for Women with Too Much to Do (Kyle Books) by Joanna Gosling, Dh103, ­www.amazon.com

sdenman@thenational.ae

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