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Hello, i was wondering whether anyone could help?

Does anyone know whether there is any equipment that can help remove a duvet if you aren't able to kick or push it off yourself?


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I have the same problem and i couldn't find anything that would help me. I'm a very independent person and hate asking anyone to help or do things for me. Unfortunately, i had no other option but to ask for help.

    Do you have someone that you can ask to do this for you.
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,690 Disability Gamechanger
    This probably sounds daft but if you attach a ribbon or similar to the bottom of the duvet by stitching and then depending on the bedstead at the bottom you could pull towards you and the duvet would be pulled in the opposite direction. That would work if you had a bar across the end bedstead, but there are a couple of other ways to do it if you have a plain bedstead. Just a thought. 
  • newbornnewborn Member Posts: 713 Pioneering
    That's  clever leecal!
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,690 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2020
    Another way would be to loop the ribbon over a high backed chair six feet from the end of the bed and use a 12 foot long ribbon. That way you’d pull all the duvet right down, as long as the duvet isn’t too heavy. May need a weight on the chair for stability.
    something along these lines should work.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @laurenwe and welcome to the community! Would a blanket cradle help at all?

    It keeps the duvet from touching your legs which might make it easier to lift.

  • newbornnewborn Member Posts: 713 Pioneering
    Another thing might be ensuring you have the most lightweight  duvet possible. 
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,263 Pioneering
    How about using one of those aids that help you pick things off the floor?

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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,038

    Scope community team

    These are all good suggestions.  Have they helped or have you thought of another solution @laurenwe ?
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