Lately I’ve been feeling like it might be time to update the duvet cover. I think this was mostly sparked by my recent trips home where my comforter is like, the palest blue ever and is super soothing, whereas my duvet cover here is, um, not.
So I got it in my head that I need a new duvet cover. Problem is, duvet covers are, apparently, hard to find.
Boo and I checked store after store this weekend. Bed Bath and Beyond. Target. And every department store in the mall b/c they all seemed to be having their beginning of the year whites sale.
Still, no luck. I can’t just get a whole new comforter. I still have a perfectly good (except that it annoys me by clumping all stupidly in one corner and NEVER the corner by me) comforter and I could never just say “okay, well toss that unused, basically new comforter in the closest while I throw this brand new comforter on the bed”
So I did a good ol’ Google search: duvet covers.
I got a lot of good, well, some decent, um…I got feedback. I clicked on the first site that sounded promising and started exploring.
Excuse me? $890. For a duvet cover!? You realize, stupid bed linen manufacturers, that a duvet cover is really just a big pillowcase right? It’s 2 large sheets of fabric, sewn together with one open end for you to shmush the comforter through. HOW COULD THAT POSSIBLY COST ME NEARLY A GRAND!?!?!
I mean, my mattress didn’t even cost me that much. And I didn’t get a cheap mattress. In fact, I’m basically in love with my mattress. I’d spend all day with it if I could–it’s THAT good. So why then is the bedding going to cost me more than the mattress itself?
I just don’t understand it. And it bums me out. I mean, how am I supposed to switch from my super intense orange comforter to something a little more…mellow when I could easily put that money aside and buy a sofa.
Or a car.
Or a put a down payment on a house.