The other day I didn’t make my bed the moment I got up like I usually do. Every so often I like to think that I could be that person who leaves their bed unmade. It’s like test tasting nonchalance.
And at first I did feel slightly rebellious… but it lasted for about 15 minutes before I caved. I kept catching sight of the bed’s ruffled and used appearance and I felt unsorted… unclean almost. Calm instantly returned the moment I tidied up and I greatly appreciated having the flat and decluttered space back.
Encouraged by my Dad, making my bed is something I’ve done from an early age. We’re the bed makers in the family; the others can do what I can’t – be rebellious 24/7! Not that I mind though, I find it very rewarding to straighten the sheets out and fluff the pillows and doona.
It doesn’t take long at all and the benefits go beyond simply tidying up my living space. Studies have shown that making your bed makes you happier because of the sense of control and calm that it offers. There’s nothing better than ticking something off before you’ve even brushed your teeth in the morning! More power to you!
On top of it all, it makes returning to my room pleasant and welcoming throughout the day. And going to bed! Well, it feels like a fresh experience every time; it’s like being hotel ready at home!
So, which camp do you fall in to? Unmade Rebel or a Calm Bed Head?