Kathleen MacMahon: Diving for covers in the seventh circle of duvet hell

We can clone animals and fly people to the moon, but we still haven’t worked out how to get a duvet into its cover without hassle

Duvet-fitting is a skill that can evade the best of us. Picture: Getty

I spent an entire morning changing duvet covers recently. No, I don’t work in a hotel. No, I don’t have 20 bedrooms in my house, I have three – but here’s the thing. They all have different-sized beds, which require different-sized sheets and different-sized duvets with different-sized covers. To make matters worse we have one in a non-standard size – a small double. It’s a First World problem, I’m willing to admit, but that’s not ...