Pressing Issue -- Do Your Duvet Cover Buttons Go at the Head or Foot of the Bed?

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

With all the urgent matters happening around us, foreclosures, short sales, bank failures, the economic and housing crisis, fires, terrorists, crazy Wal-Mart shoppers, I'd like to take a break and ask the question that some of you may not have even realized is an important factor in your day-to-day pursuit of love, work and happiness.

Where do the duvet cover buttons go -- at the head or foot of the bed?where buttons go on duvet cover

My housekeeper announced to me last week that I've been making the bed wrong. In fact, for 20-some years, apparently, I've been shaking out the duvet and pulling the end with the buttons up to the headboard. "You silly, Americans," she laughed.

I asked my friend Rose Mary which end of the bed the buttons belong. She replied without hesitation. The head of the bed.

Then I asked Valerie. She scoffed. The foot of the bed.

Now, I realize that one can make their own bed any way one wants. One can turn the duvet cover inside out if one so desires. This is America. It doesn't really matter which end of the bed has the buttons. Well, except for the fact that I sometimes pull them off when I sleep.

So, I Googled it.

If any of you care, the answer is the buttons go at the foot of the bed. Wow. I honestly did not know. Just goes to show you can learn something new every day.

I now return you to thinking about how 10 terrorists can seize a city of 18 million people for three days straight.

Elizabeth Weintraub Land Park Real Estate Agent in Sacramento

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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Jon Zolsky
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Elizabeth - I do, with or without the Bible

I am very surprised by two things:

1. How you managed to interest that many people in a subject that far from the political scene and the terrorist scene.

2. How I managed to get interested in the subject... you know the rest.

December 01, 2008 01:19 PM
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JON MERKER
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Elizabeth,

I am right for the first time ever!  My wife has always made the bed with them at the headboard and I at the footboard.  She may still believe I am wrong, but I feel so much better...

December 01, 2008 05:36 PM
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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GreatWest Realty

Elizabeth - Only once did I have a duvet.  The material was slick, and I must say, it ended up more on the floor, than with the buttons at any particular end. 

My grand daughter just walked by - She thought a Duvet was a critter of some sort, and you were wondering what end it's belly button belonged???  We must excuse her, she's only 5.

December 01, 2008 11:13 PM
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Alan May
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Elizabeth... I know you can tear off "that" tag... (I have an uncle doing 5-10 @ Joliet for doing that)... but I was talking about the label that's permanently affixed to the bed... right on the sleeping surface, that would come into contact with your feet.  It starts face down, but when you flip the bed... if it's at the head... you feel it with your hands under the pillows... if it's at the foot... you can feel it with your feet through the sheets... (or at least I can, since I'm taller than the wife)...

December 02, 2008 07:47 AM
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Hey Jon Zolsky: You're right -- I do write about goofy things sometimes; however, as you can see, writing about what's on the top of your head often resonates with people. OK, maybe I just like to believe it does.

Hi Jon Merker: Isn't it nice to be right now and then? See, now you can smirk and say, "Silly American."

Hi Myrl: Perhaps you simply need a different type of duvet cover material and to get your granddaughter her very own turtle for a pet.

Hi Alan: You're assuming that one flips the mattress. I have a Select Comfort, which means the mattress is never flipped.

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December 02, 2008 08:25 AM
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Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate, midtown Sacramento office. Selling since 1974. Homebuying expert at About.com. Best short sale agent in Sacramento. Elizabeth sells homes from Galt to Lincoln.
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Author Bio: Elizabeth Weintraub is a Sacramento real estate broker, author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, who specializes not only in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento but sells extensively from Elk Grove to Lincoln. Weintraub is prominently known as the #1 Sacramento Short Sale agent throughout the Sacramento four-county area. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you.