2. U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven says if you want to change the world, you should start by making your bed.
“If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day,” he said in a commencement speech at the University of Texas. “It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.”
4. It’s one habit that can actually lead to other good habits.
“Making your bed every morning is correlated with better productivity, a greater sense of well-being, and stronger skills at sticking with a budget,” wrote Charles Duhigg in his book, The Power of Habit. “It’s not that a family meal or a tidy bed causes better grades or less frivolous spending. But somehow those initial shifts start chain reactions that help other good habits take hold.”
5. Making your bed can actually help with allergies.
When the covers are pulled up during the day, less dust and allergens can get between your sheets. Not to mention pet hair…
7. A tidy bed will make even a messy room seem cleaner and less cluttered.
8. Making the bed reminds you that little things matter.
“If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right. And if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better,” said Adm. McRaven.
9. Let’s be real: there’s nothing better than getting into a perfectly made bed at the end of a long day.
It’s like living in a hotel!
10. Try this Jedi mind trick: don’t leave your room until the bed is made.
No matter what. If you have to pee? Even better. You’ll move faster and get it done.
11. If coffee is a better motivator, use the time between turning the pot on and it being ready to make the bed.
There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to get to my coffee.
12. You don’t need tons of extra fancy pillows to make a bed look complete.
Just stack your sleeping pillows and you’re good to go.
22. Use the burrito trick to get your duvet cover on the easiest way possible:
23. If you share a bed with someone, split the job.
Each person makes just their half. Half the work in half the time.
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