We all want to make housework easier, and there are tons of home hacks out there on social media that promise to make life easier and save valuable time. They range from the TikTok bathroom cleaning hack and Toothpaste Hack for removing permanent markers from cell phones TikTok pillowcase hack which garnered an incredible 15 million views. We’ve pretty much seen them all.
But changing new linens can often be time-consuming. Not only does it usually take a lot of fiddling with the duvet to make sure it fits properly into the sheet, but we often end up with a crumpled mess and have to start over. Luckily, there seems to be a much easier way to do this using a quirky bed maker hack that has gone viral on Instagram.
Dubbed the “burrito” method, it basically involves rolling your comforter inside the duvet cover, like the Mexican dish. (Yes, it’s that simple!)
The Instagram video was shared by piglets in bed and is owned by interior designer Rhiannon Johns. It’s captioned, “We saw this bed maker hack spread all over the internet and of course we had to try it… Try it yourself and let us know what you think?!” In the video, Johns demonstrates the “burrito” method,
Johns’ how-to guide to making the bed quickly went viral, garnering more than 55,000 views. Additionally, it divided the internet with mixed opinions from those praising it and others who feared the new approach would actually take even longer. One user said, “I feel like I need to watch this at least 25 times before I figure this out,” while another added, “I just do it too! it’s so much easier.”
Having tried it myself, I have to agree with the first camp. Wrapping the duvet cover in the sheet was a cumbersome task and I couldn’t tuck the ends tightly. In fact, the whole process seemed more tiring than just doing it the normal way.
The “burrito” method is actually an old hack that was originally shared youtube in 2016. The technique was so whimsical that it somehow managed to make viral rounds again this year. So if you want to try this alternative method of making your bed, give the burrito hack a try – you’ll either love it or hate it!
The “Burrito” bedmaker hack – 3 steps
1. First, lay the duvet cover flat on your bed, inside out, with the buttons at the end of the bed, then place your comforter on top.
2. Start wrapping the duvet cover tightly into the comforter (starting with the shortest side up) and wrap all the way to the end like a “burrito” shape.
3. Then open up the buttons and wrap one side of the buttons around the tube you created. Once you’ve buttoned the duvet, hold the sides and unroll the duvet.
A simple but effective bed maker hack. If you enjoy cleaning or other hacks that make your life easier, be sure to check out our own TikTok videos.
How often should you change your bed linen?
That sleep foundation recommends washing duvets and linens at least every two weeks. However, if you suffer from allergies or have pets, you should ideally wash once a week.
While you’re changing your comforter, check out how to wash a pillow or How to wash a weighted blanket for better bedtimes.