CHANGING a duvet cover is complicated, but can alcohol make it easier? Try with our step-by-step guide:
Step one: Assess the situation with a drink
The worst thing anyone can do is rush into changing a duvet cover. Have a couple of drinks while you stand there, considering carefully. This isn’t putting it off, it’s ‘strategising’, just like evil genius and Poundland Mekon Dominic Cummings.
Step two: Remove the old duvet cover
Haul your duvet out of the filthy cover infused with sweat, takeaway sauce and stains you don’t want to think about. Realise this is going to be a ball*che of a task and fortify yourself with another drink.
Step three: Remember the inside-out thing
Everyone dimly remembers the ‘turn the cover inside-out and grasp the corners of the duvet…’ technique. Try it, get your foot caught in the cover, stagger backwards, and think again with another drink while watching something on telly you have no interest in, like American Dad.
Step four: Finally get stuck in
It’s a sodding duvet. It can’t beat you. Desperately try to stuff it in while growling like a 17-year-old attempting sex after six pints. After creating a large lump of duvet inside a mostly empty cover, collapse weeping like that same 17-year-old.
Step five: Return to the fray
After nipping to the off licence to the corner shop for more booze, repeat step four. Realise you’re having as much success as putting an eight-foot octopus into a jam jar. Have more drinks while cursing the Frenchman who invented duvets, even though they are generally excellent.
Step six: Give up
Build a crude hamster-like ‘nest’ from your lumpy duvet, pillows, spare sheets, coats and old newspapers if necessary. Pass out in a drunken stupor, proud to have changed the duvet cover without making a big deal of it.