Last night I finished reading "Living Well Spending Less" and there was a section where the author was discussing making her bed everyday. She made the comment that that statement got more discussion than any other item she had on her list of things she does each day.
It got me thinking about my bed; not sleeping in it, at least not at that moment anyhow. I got to thinking about how long I've been making my bed every day and why I do it. I'm sure as a child I didn't make it every day, but I'm thinking that around college, when your bed becomes an integral part of your furniture, I began to see the benefits of making it every day.
So I ask: Are there really that many people out there who do not make their bed every day? Other than most of my children, that is. And if so, why not? If you think about it, the benefits far outweigh the cost.
1. A neat looking room
2. Comfortable sheets to slide into at night
3. A neat looking room
1. A few minutes of your time each morning
I think a lot of my motivation over the years has been because the majority of our homes have been ranches and, well, everyone can walk by your room and see your messy bed in a ranch. On those occasions when we lived in a two-story house, I may have not been as consistent.
I've also tried to instill this in my kids over the years. For some it has worked (well, okay, for one it has worked) and for most, they could care less who sees their messy beds/rooms. I have learned to pick my battles and hope that some day, when they are out on their own, they will see the many benefits (listed above) of making their bed everyday.
So, anyhow, that is what jumped out at me last night while I was reading. I'm sure there were other important things there, too, but maybe I focused on that because I was so tired.
I will leave you with my hot tip of the day: Make Your Bed Every Morning and You Will Be a Happier Person.
There you have it. Let me know if you agree!
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