I didn’t always used to … but I do now. It’s habit. Ingrained in me as solidly as brushing my teeth and combing my hair. It’s made a difference in my life. It has real potential to make a difference in yours, too.

It’s a simple task. It’s even one of the first baby steps in the Flylady system (simplified house cleaning and decluttering), too.

The Bed Habit

I didn’t used to always make my bed, especially back on the farm because I frequently climbed back in for a little nap after morning milking. But a few years ago I started making it every morning as soon as I got up.

Reluctantly many days at first. However, it was surprising how quickly it changed into a automatic habit. So much so that nowadays it’s difficult to walk away from the bedroom without at least straightening the covers.

I’ve never heard anyone explain the reasoning why making your bed is so important as the first step to seeing the changes you want in your life come true than US Navy Admiral William McRaven.

What about you? Do you make your bed every day? What changes are you wanting in your life that have been in stuck mode too long?

Let me know in the comments below.

  • That was awesome! Yes I make my bed every morning, I once got a job when I really needed it because I did, and I never forget it.

  • I love making my bed. I also love the flylady polishing the sink and because I tend to collect clutter, the 27 Fling Boogie rocks my world.

    The one problem with “having” to make ones bed came up when I was in the hospital in October. I had a roommate who refused to stay in her bed. She literally “made” her hospital bed and then would not get back in. The nurses kept after her, her doctor came and visited and she refused. I don’t know what happened to her but she left that room that day… I wondered if they put her in a different unit where one didn’t have a choice.

    Love doing this though. Always makes things better.

    • Oh, those 27 Fling Boogies definitely rock! So interesting about that hospitalized woman who wouldn’t get back into her bed once made. I know several, especialy from the 1920-40s decades that were like that in their homes, but even my Grandma was okay staying in a hospital bed during the day if need be. But she kept it tidy!

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