Sick of crawling inside your duvet cover in order to put it on your comforter? Yeah, we are, too.

Crane & Canopy, a company based in California, has a Kickstarter for a duvet that's actually easy to use.

It's closed with a zipper rather than buttons, and the placement of that opening is near the middle of the duvet rather than at the end.

It'll be available in two colors: charcoal and white.

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A Better Way To Make Your Bed

Finally, a solution to what is definitely life's most onerous problem: it's hard to put a duvet cover on your comforter.

My current strategy for putting on a duvet cover, a cheapie from Target, is to grasp each corner of my down comforter and literally crawl inside the duvet cover like it's a tent, pushing each corner of the comforter into each corner of the duvet cover. And then two days later I have to do it again, because the comforter gets all bunched up in there anyway. It is a terrible system! Luckily, a new Kickstarter project could solve what is definitely one of the biggest problems in my life—in all of our lives.

Crane & Canopy, a direct-to-customer company based in California that makes bedding, recently posted a Kickstarter for a project that's been in the works for the past year and a half: the Nova, a duvet cover that is actually easy to use.

Typically, a duvet cover has an opening at the bottom edge, closed with big buttons. The Nova system moves the duvet's opening from the very bottom to near the middle, and replaces the traditional button closing system with a zipper. That makes it easier to insert the comforter into the duvet: you only have to get half of it inside at a time. The zipper is covered with a nice-looking flap, which keeps it hidden as well as protected, so it doesn't feel like you're sleeping on a zipper. Most ingeniously, it comes with little ribbons in each corner of the duvet's interior, so you can tie your comforter in place.

And the Nova actually looks pretty nice! It's available in charcoal or white (though more colors will be available as it hits larger funding goals). It's already passed its funding goal with more than 20 days to go, so it looks like those other colors will probably get made.

One problem: the Nova is pricey. It starts at $150 for the twin-sized duvet and two pillowcases. A full/queen size costs $160, and a king or California king costs $190. (There are a few more expensive bundles as well, including pillow shams and a down comforter and things like that.) You can check it out here. The company says they'll start shipping them out this summer.

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  • Henry Biggs

    Just turn the cover inside out, put your hands in the top corners and grab the duvet corners from inside, then invert it. Too easy. Now, does anyone know how to fold a fitted sheet?

  • Yeah, hold the sheet by the 4 corners that correspond to the corners at the top of the mattress, and fold it like a flat sheet.

  • Cool to see a young company looking to reinvent something that can impact people's daily lives. I HATE dealing with my comforter. Looking forward to trying this out when it arrives to my door in August!

  • This new design is a very interesting concept. I particularly hate making my freaking bed. Such a pain in the ass. Thanks for coming up with this cool design and solution!

  • Melissa R. Ward

    This one is too complicated. Look to the traditional Japanese or European duvet covers for a zipper less, button-free solution. You just fold it in, it stays put, and you pull it out to launder. The key is in the fit of both comforter and duvet, and that requires careful patterns and sewing, something usually not achieved a low cost factories.

  • Melissa R. Ward

    It's too complicated. Look to the traditional Japanese or European duvet covers that have no zippers or buttons, yet use a simple fold in, pull out technique for an effective and simple design.

  • Eric Irwin

    What is wrong with turning the cover inside out, attaching the corners (like that is something new), and just inverting the cover over the comforter?

  • I used to have a duvet cover that was open on 3 sides. easy as pie. but haven't been able to find one since. this is an interesting solution.