Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday Motivation: Why should I make my bed?

I've found that there are two types of people. Those who make their bed and those who don't. Here are some thoughts and ideas I have on bed-making.

1. Most of us underestimate the amount of time it takes to make our beds. I've timed myself (I really do have a life) and I can make my queen size bed in less than 1 1/2 minutes. Most of us (maybe all of us) have 1 1/2 minutes to spare in the morning.

2. Clothing, books, glasses, etc. tend to get lost in unmade beds. I actually broke my glasses once because I sat on my bed and my glasses were hiding under my quilt.

3. All of those decorator pillows were are encouraged to adorn our beds with are a big deterrent to making our beds. They take more effort, in the long run, but I do love pillows.

4. If you don't like your bed linens you are more likely to not want to make your bed. Who wants to bother with something you don't like?

5. Once your bed is made, your room automatically looks neater and cleaner. You're also more likely to pick up the clothes on the floor because you won't want to ruin the beautiful view.

6. It's important to set a good example for our children. Making our bed is an exercise in self discipline.

7. At the end of the day, it just feels better to climb into a bed that has been made. The sheets and blankets feel smoother and cleaner. Ahhh!

See how many days in a row you can make your bed. Time yourself to see how long it really takes to do this little chore. You might be surprised.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please feel free to leave ideas and comments.