Do you make the bed every morning? Some of us are diligent at bed making while others may grumble, “Why should I make the bed if I’m just going to unmake it this evening?” Well, if you fall in that last camp, it turns out there’s some logic behind tidying up your sleep space when you wake.
Take a look at five reasons why you should make your bed in the mornings.
- It’s Easy and It Looks Good
Unless you’re doing something very wrong, it takes about five minutes — tops — to make the bed, and it’s not exactly a strenuous task. A freshly made bed also gives your bedroom a sleek and put-together appearance, so you’ll always be prepared if unexpected guests drop in.
- A Neat Bed Sets the Tone for the Rest of the Home
When you see how uncluttered your space looks after bed making, you may be inspired to follow suit in other areas of your home. Neatness tends to spill over from room to room. This is especially true when you realize there are a variety of chores that take little to no time to accomplish. Help the good cleaning vibes flow through your house by checking out eight tasks you can complete in under a minute each
- Making the Bed Can Boost Your Mood and Productivity
It’s nice to start your day with an accomplishment, even if it is a small one like bed making. Seeing your room uncluttered and tidy can make you feel organized, give you a sense of pride and motivate you to keep conquering all the tasks on your to-do list. In addition, you’ll be able to come home to a relaxing personal space free of chaos. And there’s no denying that climbing into a neatly made bed feels amazing, which can further enhance your mood.
- A Made Bed Leads to a More Restful Night’s Sleep
We’ve already discussed the fact that your room looks more relaxing when you make the bed, and you can see how that could lead to those zzzs being easier to catch. However, research has also shown making the bed could be associated with sleeping better. According to a survey from the National Sleep Foundation
- Bed Making = Less Dust Under the Covers
Now, making the bed doesn’t mean you’ll never have to dust your home again. That’s just wishful thinking. However, pulling those comforters snug can protect your sheets from any dust that may accumulate while you’re at work or running errands during the day. The same is true for pet fur, dander and pollen, meaning bed making could help with cleaning for allergy sufferers