The first, as you can see in the above video from YouTube user Valrine Vernon, involves turning the case inside out and over your arms so you can grab the pillow through the case and and flip it around to cover it in one shot. It makes sense, we promise.
Another quick way to case a pillow with minimal contact is described by hotel vet Jacob Tomsky, who’s been featured here before. He describes the method he’s seen countless housekeepers use:
To put on a pillowcase, the housekeepers throw a solid karate chop right down the middle of the pillow and then shove it in, folded like a bun. This method is preferred to the civilian method of tucking it under your chin and pulling up the pillowcase like a pair of pants because these ladies have no interest in letting 50 pillows a day come into contact with their faces.
And here’s YouTube user Julie McAdoo illustrating the technique.
Do whichever works for you, but both should be easier than the whole “hold it on your chin” technique most of us do.