10 Reason Why I Make My Bed Every Day

My home is not super organized but there is one room that I try to keep organized, clutter free and tidy.

10 Reasons Why I Make My Bed Everyday

My bedroom is my sanctuary, a place of peace and space for rejuvenation.

One of the things that makes this room being so special is my bed. I’ve taken my focus off projects around the house and made our master bedroom a priority starting with our bed.

This year we made an upholstered headboard and I invested in some nice bedding.

The next thing I want to do is add risers to make the bed higher off the floor then purchase pillows and a bed skirt.

Some of the things that have made our bedroom so special are the projects we’ve completed in here and in the master bath but also the habit of making our bed each day.

Either me or my husband will make the bed once we get up. I don’t know why he does it but here are my 10 Reason Why I Make My Bed Every Day.

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1. I feel like a hypocrite telling my children to make their beds but then I don’t make mine. I like to see their bedrooms looking semi tidy and a made bed is the crux of my expectations.

2. Making my bed in the morning provides a sense of finality. It draws the line in the sand indicating sleep time is over.

A nicely made bed usually prevents you from going back to bed and wasting valuable time!

When my kids were babies and toddlers the bed was rarely made. Back then, a lot of my day was spent in the bed cuddling or putting one of the kids down for a nap so it didn’t make sense to make my bed.

Now that they are all school age, we all make our beds in the morning.

3. I like my bedroom to feel like a hotel suite. You know that feeling when you’re on vacation and  leave your room a little disorganized only to return to neat and tidy room?

That’s the feeling I get when I go about my day and then return to a neat bed and tidy bedroom. A tightly pulled duvet and fluffy pillows excite me after a long day.

4. It provides a sense of achievement first thing in the morning.

5. It’s a great way to show off my bedding or encourages me to invest in some nice bedding.

If you’re on a budget like me, a great alternative to a pricey comforter is a duvet.

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Duvet’s slip right over existing comforters and provide a new look for your bed for a fraction of the price of a new comforter.

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I bought my King size duvet and two shams for only $22.00!!

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6. It prevents dust and dirt from getting under your covers.

Our carpet provides a massive amount of dust and shedding fibers. On top of that dust, dander and other allergens are entering your home each time you open a window or door.

Not making your bed allows all of that stuff to settle on your sheets and unless you change your sheets every day…you are sleeping right on top of this stuff.

7. Making my bed also provides me with a clear straightened surface area to tackle homemaking chores like laundry or menu planning. Often times I’ll grab my recipe binder, lay across the bed and plan my menus.

8. Having my bed made provides an inviting space for my husband and kids to come hang out when they come home from school or work.

This goes back to number six. My husband and I don’t get on our unmade bed with clothes that we’ve worn outside nor do we let our kids.

9. Making my bed motivates me to keep the rest of my room neat. Having a made bed and pretty bedding motivates me to tackle other areas of clutter.

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10. It just feels wonderful to pull back the blankets at night and crawl in for a restful evening.

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Now it’s your turn. Tell us why you do or do not make your bed. Is your bed made right now?

Comments

  1. Tracy says

    I agree with every one of your reasons. I can’t lie…sometimes I get too busy and forget or sometimes I just plain get lazy and invest my time elsewhere (usually not necessary or productive). However, I’ve been on a new determined mission to get my life back on track.

    In 2011, my marriage was almost destroyed, and I sincerely refused to let Satan take my husband from me. I knew I couldn’t ‘fix’ him, so I started with me. First, I went to a Christian counselor at our church. Then, I decided to take steps to make him WANT to be in our marriage. As a result, I began following your blog and suggestions for a healthy & happy marriage.

    Then, after about 2 1/2 years of happiness, I became complacent. Although, my husband has still managed to give 100% of himself and has not lacked on his dedication to our family since we got our marriage back on track.
    Needless to say, I’m back! I know I have a happy & healthy marriage and an absolutely WONDERFUL husband, despite any past mistakes that were made, and I have begun to realize that I’ve taken it for granted.

    I guess I felt like he ‘owed me’. Wow! That’s the first time I ever let that out of my brain!

    The point I’m trying to make is that every effort you make, even as simple as making a bed, makes your home what it is, and if it’s welcoming and inviting, it makes any situation a little easier, a little better. In time, all of your efforts come full circle.

    I know I’m rambling, and by no means am I saying that making your bed will save your marriage, but it’s a small piece of the puzzle to a happy home.

    Thank you for all you do Saidah <3.

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    A Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Tracy, Praise the Lord!!! I love your testimony. You take ownership for the part you play in your marriage and do what needs to be done to improve it. I’m so proud of you. Blessings sweet friend.

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    Tracy Reply:

    @A Proverbs Wife
    Thank you and blessings to you and your family as well <3,

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