How many of you make your bed every morning?

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  1. lindacee profile image86
    lindaceeposted 12 years ago

    I do because it makes the bedroom look nice and I like to crawl into a tidy bed at night.

    1. Just Ask Susan profile image89
      Just Ask Susanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I make mine everyday as I hate to make it before I go to bed at night.

    2. lady_love158 profile image60
      lady_love158posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I do too but today I was running late because... well I had to rush out but normally I make the bed.

    3. sweetmummy profile image81
      sweetmummyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. Frieda Babbley profile image83
      Frieda Babbleyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I use to be diligent about this, but then life happens and it happens early, so there's not always time sad

    5. sharing the sky profile image70
      sharing the skyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have made a commitment to doing this every morning after I rise. I had a hard time doing this before but making it a routine has made it close to second-nature.

      I see how a neat and tidy bed can make a room look nice or uplift its atmosphere even. There's also something nice about going to bed at night in an organized, clean bed just waiting for you.

    6. profile image0
      CollBposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    7. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      not one time hmm:

    8. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I lay corrected, there was one time in 97, sorry

    9. vocalcoach profile image93
      vocalcoachposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I used to make it every day as it looks so nice all made up.  But I recently learned that it is better to let the bed air out during the day. That works for me. smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    If you make your bed right when changing the sheets, making your bed every morning is a 5 sec. breeze.

  3. Hestia DeVoto profile image60
    Hestia DeVotoposted 12 years ago

    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.

    1. cheapsk8chick profile image47
      cheapsk8chickposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If you have effluvium it may be time to change the sheets smile

  4. Loveslove profile image61
    Lovesloveposted 12 years ago

    I like to make my bed every makes th eroom look nicer with the throw and matching cushions which are coordinated with the decor of the rom

  5. Rafini profile image72
    Rafiniposted 12 years ago

    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.

  6. camlo profile image86
    camloposted 12 years ago

    I never make my bed; I really don't see the point of it.

    1. Joy56 profile image69
      Joy56posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      but you do tidy it up a bit, before you get in of course......

      1. camlo profile image86
        camloposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Well yes, I pull the quilt straight before getting in. Takes about one second.
        My mother always insisted that beds were made, and I always wondered what harm an unmade bed could possibly do.

        1. Joy56 profile image69
          Joy56posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          no harm, but mum knows best,

  7. Polly C profile image92
    Polly Cposted 12 years ago

    I like to leave it for most of the day, with the windows open to air it. That's not because I'm lazy in the morning, I just prefer the way it feels.

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I'm very lazy in the morning. Actually, I never do anything at any time unless I have to.

  8. KristenGrace profile image61
    KristenGraceposted 12 years ago

    I sort of throw the covers over the bed, but I don't "tuck in the sheets" and such.

  9. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 12 years ago

    ...Bob makes it...

  10. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 12 years ago

    I make the bed every morning, because the wife makes me tongue

  11. Joy56 profile image69
    Joy56posted 12 years ago

    i am working on it since i saw this thread.... honest.

    1. sarovai profile image74
      sarovaiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Good. smile

  12. Victoria Stephens profile image76
    Victoria Stephensposted 12 years ago

    I'm a bit of a cave woman in the mornings, "does not function till had tea", hehehe!  Then after that I'm ready for anything, even fluffing up the duvet wink xxx

  13. gypsumgirl profile image72
    gypsumgirlposted 12 years ago

    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...

  14. Dame Scribe profile image57
    Dame Scribeposted 12 years ago

    I have matching sheet n pillow sets with a contrasting sheet. I fold the blankets over like a accordion n leave it at foot of the bed tongue unroll it when goin sleep smile)

  15. travelespresso profile image69
    travelespressoposted 12 years ago

    These days never!!!!  But as I live in a hotel (part of my contract) its always made for me.  It's a lovely treat.

  16. profile image0
    GermanDelightposted 12 years ago

    When my bed is unmade at night I know I was extremely busy that morning.It usually is made as soon as I have my coffee.

  17. profile image0
    Shayla Ebsenposted 12 years ago

    Maybe once every few months... I guess I'm lazy.

  18. fastfreta profile image75
    fastfretaposted 12 years ago

    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.

  19. manlypoetryman profile image78
    manlypoetrymanposted 12 years ago that you asking this question?

  20. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    I do. 

    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.

    1. cheapsk8chick profile image47
      cheapsk8chickposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Holy smokes!  The rule in our house is last one out has to make the bed smile

      1. Pcunix profile image91
        Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        My wife has some physical problems. I like to do as much as possible so that she does not have to.

        1. cheapsk8chick profile image47
          cheapsk8chickposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          That is so super sweet!  And it sounds like you do it ungrudgingly, which makes it sweeter.

          1. Pcunix profile image91
            Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Well, why wouldn't I? She is my BFF.

    2. profile image0
      Home Girlposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It is sweet. Never had a chance to meet a man like that, never thought a man like that existed. Nice.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image55
        prettydarkhorseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        sweet indeed

    3. GmaGoldie profile image81
      GmaGoldieposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Pcunix - you are a gem!  Wow!

      Can you write a model husband Hub for me to send to my new hubby?  He is great but making the bed too!  Wow!

  21. profile image0
    Neville Walkposted 12 years ago

    The only time I make my bed is when I am changing the bedclothes.  After that, I don't bother, until it is time to change the sheets again, which I do every year, whether they need it or not.

  22. starme77 profile image79
    starme77posted 12 years ago

    I usually make it in the middle of the day - like - when I get done working on my writing - then I clean the house smile

  23. cheapsk8chick profile image47
    cheapsk8chickposted 12 years ago

    Bed must be made every morning.  Otherwise the room isn't tidy.

  24. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 12 years ago

    No, I don't.

    I think that is the responsibility of the woman who owns the house I am slithering out of while she sleeps

  25. Moonchild60 profile image76
    Moonchild60posted 12 years ago

    I make my bed as soon as I get out of it.  Habit from childhood to save time and not have to think about it before going to school.  Now I can't possibly cope unless the bed is made.

  26. prettydarkhorse profile image55
    prettydarkhorseposted 12 years ago

    Me me me, I like it made up, then my baby will jump and scatter all over...

  27. Maddie Ruud profile image73
    Maddie Ruudposted 12 years ago

    I don't make it in the morning; I'm part of the airing-out-the-sheets crowd.  But either my partner or I makes it when we get home from work, so it is made by the time we go back to bed.

  28. profile image57
    pjwritesposted 12 years ago

    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. smile

  29. BobbiRant profile image61
    BobbiRantposted 12 years ago

    I doubt I'll go down in history for making my bed look nice every day so no I don't do that.  Meh!

  30. melpor profile image93
    melporposted 12 years ago

    I make my bed up every morning before I eat breakfast. I have been doing this since the age of six.

  31. SweetMarie83 profile image73
    SweetMarie83posted 12 years ago

    I very rarely make the 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.

    1. brandonhart100 profile image78
      brandonhart100posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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). 

      Guess I'm just a simpleton.

  32. amiiee99 profile image60
    amiiee99posted 12 years ago

    I do that everyday. Infact for the past twenty years I ve been making my bed. nice n clean

  33. lorlie6 profile image75
    lorlie6posted 12 years ago

    I try.  I take naps during the day-health related-and enjoy the comfort of a made bed.

  34. Doc Snow profile image89
    Doc Snowposted 12 years ago

    "How many of us make it messy", or "how many of us make it neat?"

    It depends which you are asking!


  35. profile image0
    Sierra Mackenzieposted 12 years ago

    My husband makes the bed every morning.  Not too well, I might add.  That's funny...

  36. That's the way profile image60
    That's the wayposted 12 years ago

    I do... Every morning! It is exhausting, I don't like to sleep in my bed since I'm making it up! smile))

  37. H.C Porter profile image79
    H.C Porterposted 12 years ago

    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  smile

  38. A la carte profile image60
    A la carteposted 12 years ago

    almost never..maybe because I spend most of my life traveling

  39. imatellmuva profile image77
    imatellmuvaposted 12 years ago

    I'm with Frieda on this one. I diligently made my bed every morning. A well dressed bed, actually makes a room look good, even if other things aren't tidy. BUT then I stopped, and now could care less.

    1. cheapsk8chick profile image47
      cheapsk8chickposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      We really are long lost twin sisters.

  40. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 12 years ago

    My wife does hers smile

  41. Extinct Soul profile image60
    Extinct Soulposted 12 years ago

    I do! or my will whip me when I got home lol

  42. profile image0
    premit88posted 12 years ago

    i do, cos my mom says it is unauspicious to touch the bed after you woke up......unless you feel drowsy and need a bed again..........i still think it sucks...

  43. wormdo profile image59
    wormdoposted 12 years ago

    I barely ever make my bed. I make it if someone's coming round so it looks nice, but otherwise I don't bother. I figure it's just going to get messed up again that night.

  44. LeeWalls profile image61
    LeeWallsposted 12 years ago

    When I get out of bed that's the first thing I do.

  45. NateSean profile image65
    NateSeanposted 12 years ago

    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.)

    1. anniedee profile image63
      anniedeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      These are the general rules I follow. Otherwise, I make my own bed maybe a dozen times a year. What a waste of time.

      Besides, studies show it's healthier to leave your bed unmade

  46. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 12 years ago

    i stopped doing that a few years ado, drives the little woman nuts smile

  47. GmaGoldie profile image81
    GmaGoldieposted 12 years ago

    I learned in college to make my bed every day - it doesn't feel like the day has started until the bed is made and the dishes are clean.

  48. fdoleac profile image62
    fdoleacposted 12 years ago

    I just pull the comforter up over the pillows unless I am expecting company.

  49. camlo profile image86
    camloposted 12 years ago

    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 ...

  50. earnestshub profile image83
    earnestshubposted 12 years ago

    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.

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. earnestshub profile image83
        earnestshubposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Wow! That is an experience I am glad I didn't have! smile


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