I make my bed nearly every day. It does make the room look tidy, and I heard once, "A bed well made is a bed well slept (in)." That totally makes sense - I usually do sleep better when my bed is made when I crawl in it.
I quickly make my bed in the morning just after brushing my teeth and having a bath. It's just really nice to be able to get into a nicely made bed in the evening and now that a friend had brought me a decorative pillow as a gift, I put that on the small table near it and not on the bed covers!
So a nicely made bed but which doesn't go well with the decorative pillow I was given - still it's found its place on a small table not too far away, haha.
It makes a difference seeing a nicely made bed at night though.
I tend to air out the bed during the day. Given that you lose up to a pint of moisture into the sheets from your body heat each night, it really does make for a fresher bed than making it up and trapping all that effluvia.
And the cat has no complaints about an unmade bed. She likes to get in there and burrow about.
I don't 'make' the bed in the morning, but I do throw the covers back over the bed. The loose covers allow air to circulate and freshen the bed better than replacing the covers every morning after getting up.
Nope, don't make my bed regularly. The only time the bed is made is once a week when the sheets are washed. When putting fresh sheets on, I make the bed. Otherwise, each morning, I just throw the covers back over loosely as many of you do. No tucking, no fluffing...
WOW! Until I saw this thread I thought most people make their beds in the morning. If I leave my bed unmade I'm usually sick, and even then I can't sleep unless I get out of bed and make it up. I then walk around it for a few minutes before getting back in it.
I get up hours before my wife. I clean the kitchen, run the dishwasher, neaten up the living room and might do a little dusting. When she gets up, I go in and makeup the bed while she is in the bathroom.
Mom always told me to make my bed first thing in the morning. Her philosophy was it required discipline, lessened chaos, helped you feel more in control, and put you in a better mood. I think she was right. Since I started making my bed every day, it has been easier to keep the house tidy overall, and it definitely improves my mood not to live in a messy house.
I very rarely make the bed...my mum says it stems from my childhood when it took us a year to sell our house and I had to make my bed every single day and I would say 'after we move, I'm never making my bed again' and it pretty much stuck I guess! I like to let it air out, but I do tidy and straighten the sheets and when I change the sheets, I'll make the bed properly.
I don't make my bed unless I am showing my house or have guests coming over. Truth be told when I go to a hotel I actually throw off all of the extra sheets and pillows and grab one blanket from the bed and lie down (Usually I bring my own flat pillow).
I make my bed about 95% of the time...maybe not first thing, but at some point within the day. I like to crawl into a freshly made bed, but I make it more so because my kids will crawl onto my bed (sometimes without but mostly with little shoes which come with mud) I would rather not wash my sheets on a daily bases...makes the electric bill sky rocket
Only when I'm in someone else's home, or when I'm in a situation where I am absolutely required to. (Having guests to your place is a good time as well. Don't think for a second that your bedroom is off limits to guests.)
Although I say in my previous post on this thread that I never make my bed, because it seems a complete waste of time, I just remembered the time before quilts/duvets were popular. Back then, we had blankets and sheets that would become a tangled mess that was totally impossible to sleep in if the bed wasn't made every day. My mother taught me how to make a bed as meticulously as is done in a hospital - and how tedious that was every single day ...
I usually leave the bed to the animals in the daytime, and sleep in it at night. I use a couple of dogs as blankets on a cold night, and the cat to keep my belly warm. I did make the bed some years ago, but until the mice move in I don't wash the sheet, but when I do I'll make the bed again.
This reminds me of a neighbour I had. He was about sixty and always immaculately turned out in that Blake Carrington sort of style. One day, a water pipe burst in his flat when he wasn't home. The door had to be forced open and ... Inside, the walls were a nasty yellowish brown, there was a yellowed calender with naked ladies on the wall from 1972, every inch of floor was occupied with piles of old newspapers and magazines, I won't go into what they found in the bathroom, and the bed clothes were black with grime. I can't imagine he would have slept in them, but I guess he did, because there would have been nowhere else to sleep in all the mess.