{Routine} Make your bed every morning

Make your bed

I have posted about this before however, as I have many new readers I wanted to write about it again as it is such an important task to complete.  Each morning once you get out of bed, within the first 10 min of being up make sure you have made your bed and open the blinds/curtains. It will help make your room feel and look, fresh and clean.

It is a great start to the day and every time you walk into the room you will feel a sense of organisation!

 

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17 comments

Selin May 24, 2011 - 7:43 AM

and it also sets the example for the little ones too…lol.

Then they cant say “but you didnt mum, so why should I ” LOl

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Joolz May 24, 2011 - 9:13 AM

i am lucky to have a husband who makes our bed (very well too) each morning, unless he is running late or I am still in it! Otherwise the rule, is last out makes it.

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Leah - Bogue Living May 24, 2011 - 3:52 PM

I think you are so right – I rarely do it, mostly if someone is coming over, and it always feels so much better going in there if it is done, plus you get to enjoy the lovely linen you picked out!

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Tammy May 24, 2011 - 4:14 PM

Within ten minutes won’t wash here as there is usually someone else still sleeping in there. 😉

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Sally May 24, 2011 - 10:07 PM

I have just started doing this again…makes all the difference. Our bedroom has been a dumping ground for odds and ends for a little while now, and the bed was usually only made on sheet change day! But now…the bed is made daily (not in the first 10 mins, more like the 1st half hour!) and the clutter is getting smaller.
Thanks for your continued inspirations…

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Becci Sundberg May 25, 2011 - 12:08 AM

I make my bed everyday but it’s not within 10 minutes of getting up. Often Brian’s still in it as I get up early to start my day, but even if he got up with me it’d be about an hour before I got back to it.
I like to pull the sheets and quilt back and let the bed have a bit of an air before making it too, so this fits in well with our routine.
Rarely (maybe some sundays when we are being ultra lazy) it doesn’t get made. But it feel horrible getting into it at night. Luckily sheets get changed on mondays

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Heather May 25, 2011 - 3:04 PM

I make the bed but I am inspired to open up the curtains. In the summer we live in 40 degrees so we keep the shades closed.
Today I am going to open the blinds and clean the room.
Thanks KAt

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Emma June 2, 2011 - 2:58 PM

I do make my bed and my daughters bed every morning, however I do it after breakfast. As soon as i get out of bed I throw back the covers and open the bedroom windows to let the room and the bed air out. After breakfastand showers etc I come back and make the beds, tidy rooms and ensuites.

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Emma June 2, 2011 - 2:58 PM

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Louise February 9, 2012 - 9:39 AM

I make our bed as soon as I get up unless I am changing the beds. With the kids, I will make their bed the first time I go into their room and generally get them dressed at the same time. It certainly does make a big difference to feeling organised and tidy
: )

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Cheree Thurlow February 9, 2012 - 9:45 AM

I couldn’t agree more! I do this every morning. When the twins were little I had no chance to make the bed and I always felt untidy and I would constantly shut the door to hide it but now I do it every day and every time I walk into the room I feel so much better.

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Thepearsons February 9, 2012 - 11:48 AM

I have my children make their own beds (ages 9, 5 and 21/2) every morning as part of their routine. It is not always the neatest job, and I quite often go in later and straighten, but I think it is a wonderful habit to get into!! I do the same in my room every morning. I think taking pride in your belongings start with making your bed!!

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Fi May 21, 2013 - 6:59 AM

I make mine each morning, the kids beds are tucked in tight, so don’t need making. The teen shuts her door. Mmm . My new plan is to make th embed immediately asi strip it. Then you don’t have that angst when you are ready for b in the evening, and you have to remake the bed with clean sheets.

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Julie Moran May 21, 2013 - 11:01 AM

You can always tell when I’ve stripped the bed at our place. A couple of minutes after hubby races me to bed I hear a load groan…and I snigger…One day, I promise, I will make the bed as soon as I’ve stripped it.

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Suzanne May 22, 2013 - 5:30 AM

So I guess this means hubby makes the bed or you make it together?

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Sharon Moon May 21, 2013 - 11:06 AM

i make my bed each day after breakfast as i like to open the windows and air it all out.

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Suzanne May 22, 2013 - 5:38 AM

I have used duvets for the past 37 years. Roll it back to air out while getting dressed, etc. Give the fitted sheet a quick smooth over, quick shake of the duvet to settle it on the bed then a pillow fluff and you’re done. Takes me 2 minutes. We have a super king-size bed (hubby is 6’5″) and as he is hot and I am cold we each have our own duvet. I sew the linens so even though his duvet is longer&wider than mine, everything matches. Our kids have always had duvets and been making their beds at early ages. It was a point of pride for them to rush into the kitchen,”Momma, I made my bed!” at age 5 or 6. (Of course I would change the linens for wash day.)

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