Do You Make Your Bed?

Do you make your bed? I have always been of the mind, why? It is just going to get messy again. However, Mike really likes the bed to be made, so I have been making the bed.

I must admit, I absolutely love the way my room looks when I walk into it and the bed is made. I feel accomplished and satisfied. I never thought a fresh made bed could bring such a sense of satisfaction.

What are your thoughts on bed making? Did you grow up making your bed or did something in adulthood make you do it?

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9 thoughts on “Do You Make Your Bed?

  1. I grew up having to make my bed every morning. And the same habit carried over into my adult life. But some days i’m a rebel and don’t do it, with the “heck with it” mentality. =p

    But now every morning i do a yoga routine and then do my bed, i share the same sense of satisfaction you recently found. Its like my head start to make it the best day..

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    1. I grew up in a home where neatness, order and beauty were prized. Both of my grandmothers made their homes a place of beauty and refuge. They were from different worlds, yet possessed qualities in their homes that I still cherish to this day. I never saw my maternal grandmothers home but I have stunning photographs of it. Beautiful, elegant and set across the street from the ocean on a tropical Island. It was one block long…huge! My grandfather was a very wealthy man in the early 1900s. My paternal grandma was simple, down to earth. She was a lady from the Midwest who enjoyed keeping a proper home. I have one teacup that was hers.
      I say all this cuz making a bed each morning is built into my DNA. I simply and truly cannot function in an environment that each item is not in its proper place and I mean PROPER PLACE! I treasure the material things God has placed in my care and try to keep it looking in the condition I was given it.
      I enjoy treating myself to simple luxuries such as sleeping in a bed that has clean sheets and are smoothed out and tucked in, making my nights rest as comfy as possible. I like sitting at a table that is crumb free and using a sink that is clean. I expect these things if I go to a hotel, so, why wouldn’t I treat myself to these luxuries at home? It costs me nothing to make a bed, clean a sink or wipe a table. So, long story, I make my bed, hang my towel, soak in a tub with pretty soap and appreciate walking into a room that soothes my frenetic brain and causes me to slow down and take a deep breath and feel thankful for all God has given me 😊
      Ok, so, I may sound really uptight and at one time I was. I have balance now in life but I still like a clean home😂

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  2. Hi Kim,
    I made my bed growing up every morning. In my adult life i have gone back and forth with it until sobriety. It is now part if my morning routine that keeps me focused and connected.

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  3. Home practices trickle down to your children. A bed that is made shows pride in your room and in yourself for keeping it that way -as you have already found out! Good for you! 😘🌈❤️

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  4. My mother insisted that my sisters and I make our beds everyday when we were growing up. My wife insists we do the same. I almost always help her with it. Being a girl from the South, my wife calls it fixing the bed, not making it. I agree that the room looks much better with a made bed.

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