On making your bed...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I This is a super random post, but I ran across this article, "Make Your Bed! For Productivity, Profit and Peace"and I was all...I agree! I must be an ambassador for this! When I was in HS my great grandparents bought me a new bedroom set and the one stipulation (from my great grandpa) was that I make my bed every single day. And I totally have (he didn't say whether or not my future husband could do it to so I'm going with yes). Isn't it a curious thing to ask a great granddaughter? Anyway, he was one of the most precious people in my life and I at least haven't let him down with that one task (except for maybe some sick days) and sometimes i even make my friends beds because thats how i roll. Its definitely a small but far reaching and motivating action. I think he was on to something?!
Do you? 

p.s. and there is bama. all up in my business as usual.

Other Articles
+ Make Your Bed. (The Happiness Project)
+ Make Your Bed for Better Sleep (Psychology Today)
+ Survival Tip #24 (Reading My Tea Leaves)

52 comments:

Aimee said...

Rooms look SO much tidier when the bed is made. Makes me feel all accomplished.

Aimee said...

Rooms look SO much tidier when the bed is made. Makes me feel all accomplished.

Hollie said...

YES. I don't make the bed, because Bryan does it. (he's so particular about his it's done that only he can do it. thank you for that, military!) But if he didn't, I think I would. I've grown accustomed to it, and I think I sleep better. :]

marissa at the boot said...

totally agree! making the bed is very difficult for me though! i never get it to look half as good as the italian women in my life do!

Mat said...

i think from the fact that you think about this stuff and stick to it just shows you're a bloody good person

Sunny & Star said...

I have made my bed everyday for as long as I can remember. In fact it is usually the first thing I do each morning before I shower. My day just doesn't seem to start until my bed is made.

Sunny Days and Starry Nights

E said...

I agree on making beds. Even just pulling up the covers makes me feel like I've done something to make my room look better.

P.S. I haven't seen Bama in forever. Miss that adorable face!

Corrie Anne said...

I've read that one too!!!! Definitely clicks with me!! Your dog is so beautiful!!!!!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Couldn't agree more! Is the first thing I do in the morning!

The girl in Oslo said...

You just have the cutest dog in the world :=)

Have a great week

Sarah said...

I definitely try to make ours every morning, it does make a difference. My Floyd does the exact same thing when I try to make our bed or change the sheets.

Annie said...

I think this is such a great habit and I love what special meaning it has for you :) Bama is super cute, as usual!

emily fitzgerald said...

Your dog is cracking me up. Definetly agree about making the bed, though!

xox emily

Brittany LeSueur said...

Wow, that was an inspiring article, and maybe that is why I am so unproductive!! ha ha I am currently trying to decorate our room..so maybe when it finally, if ever, gets finished I will make my beed every once and a while!! haha at least yours is cute!!

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Teenage Bride said...

I try so hard to make my bed every day... I really truly do.... sometimes is just doesn't happen :(

Holly said...

interesting! i bet it really rings true. i certainly feel better meandering around the house when i know my bed is made.

becca said...

yes. absolutely yes. most days I'm hardly awake enough to open my eyes while making the bed...but it gets made.

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Kristen said...

I wish I could say I was great at making my bed everyday! I try and embrace the messy look with really fluffy pretty bedding that's easy to throw together. Love your doggy!

Sheree said...

I love this!!!!!!!!!
gotta re-post it somewhere..lol!
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trishie said...

I make my bed everyday too even when I'm running late. I'm pedantic like that!

Molly said...

NO. WAY. I can't wait to share this with my husband. Making the bed is something that I never did until we got hitched. Now I do it just because it makes him happy.
Who knew I was benefiting from it too???

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I am SO bad about making my bed!

Amanda said...

Oh, if I weren't so lazy, I'd make our bed every day! I had to as a child (or no allowance), and I think when I moved away for college I got into the bad habit of not doing it and it has stuck. It doesn't help matters when my husband couldn't care less...

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Ikra said...

If we make bed then everything looks nice and in order. BTW nice side lamps :) xx

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Paula J said...

No one ever understands why I make my bed right when I leave it in the morning. I say I'd rather cover it with something pretty.

Is there anything uglier in a house than a flat white surface that occupies 1/4 of a room? Hah! Before you ask, I don't have a pinterest board dedicated to bedrooms. ;)

Heather said...

haha - Bama is too cute! There is nothing better than climbing into a made bed at night :)

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Stefania said...

So cute!!

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rooth said...

Yep - I'm a bed maker as well. It just makes me feel that much more productive and organized

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

rule in my house - last 1 up makes the bed - i HAVE to have my bed made - irks me if it's not

Helen said...

Super cute bed & dog! I agree -- bed making is key!

Ann Nichols said...

What a wise grandfather you were blessed to have and know so well! And yes... I agree, I make my bed every day too! Or my hubby does (which does count!)Just the right way to start the day... and if you have a doggie like Bama to decorate it with...so much the better!

Wendy said...

First - super cute dog and I love your bedroom! Second, I think it's healthy to make your bed, reason being it lends to a orderly, positive flow throughout the rest of your day.

Diana said...

I was told growing up the bed is only for sleeping and sex and it always had to be made. I think there is a psychology to it. When I was in college that was hard to do because it was my dining room, office, library, etc. and it wasn't the same sleeping in it.

Sara said...

Aw, cute pooch! Nice bed too. With just a quilt or duvet to shake out & pull up, I do manage to make the bed (almost) every day. It helps when I come home at night and see the made bed, ready for me. Off to read that article.
ps. That is the sweetest advise from a grandparent!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

The same thing happens when I make my bed too...I get a dog, or two, all up in my business as well. But I did make my bed Sunday just because and it did make me feel like I accomplished something. It's the little things... :)

xoxo Kellz* said...

ure doggie is so cute love it!!

Dancing Branflake said...

I hate making my bed. It's so uninviting after a long day. I'm a free spirit!!!

Monique said...

Yes I have recently adopted this habit and it makes a big dofference

Crystle said...

I always make my bed, which is why I never use a flat sheet -- too much work!

lazybliss said...

i don't think i've skipped a day without making the bed either. must be a grandparent thing, i was raised by them :) nice random post.

Punctuation Mark said...

I'm horrible at making my bed... I wish there was a type of dyson bed making machine... I would totally buy it!

Lauren said...

I mostly make the bed.. definitely makes a huge difference in the room. But I don't always make it fully haha.. I cheat a lot. ;)

ourdreamlives said...

coming home after a long day is seven million times better if you've made the bed. i'm a little obsessive about it :)
p.s your dog is amazing.
Sally

Jill said...

I make my bed every single day. I used to get made fun of in college for always making it and not liking people to mess it up haha

Erica said...

hmmm... maybe that is what is wrong with me. I never, ever-ever, make my bed.... lol!

Louise said...

Oooh, good question! I only make my bed if a) someone else is going to see it or b) I'm going to do some sort of tidying or sorting activity in my bedroom, as it does make the room feel more organised and calm... So, although I am a lazy person, I have a made bed about 40% of the time!

LyddieGal said...

Your grandpa was right. making the bed instantly makes the room look better. those clean lines let you think straight. you have a surface to put stuff on (not that you should, but if you need to...) and no matter what else happens that day, you accomplished at least one thing.

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Nikki said...

Does Bama unmake your bed like my dogs do? I swear every time I come out of the shower Issy is using my pillow and all I can see of Charlie is his nose under the duvet.

Your GG sounds sweet. I'm totally going to do that to my grandkids, what a great habit to form!

Flora Moreno de Thompson said...

I make my bed every morning. And I've noticed, when I'm out of town, my husband makes the bed. It's as though he's aware of the ritual of having a made bed and therefore when I'm not around to do it, he feels obligated to (not a bad thing at all I guess).

 

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