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It sure is super easy to roll out of bed each morning – leaving your bed in a crumpled mess of sheets and pillows. As effortless as it is, making your bed can bring about a whole bunch of benefits! Here’s why.
1. It gives you a feeling of accomplishment
Starting your day by making your bed will make you feel that tiny bit accomplished the moment you wake up. It may seem like a small and insignificant task but hey, mornings are usually tough. Giving yourself that little confidence boost will let you start your day on the right foot!
2. It could help you adopt everyday habits
Just a small action like making your day will start the spark to start even more good habits. Because your bed is already nicely made up, you’ll feel less of a need to clutter the area around your bed.
Are you always horrible at putting things back where they belong? Making your bed will certainly spur you on to do so! Since your bed is made tidy…you’ll definitely feel like wanting to maintain that same consistency in the various parts of your space too!
3. It preserves your linens and pillows!
If you’ve spent a good amount of money on linens and pillows, this might motivate you to make your bed!
Making your bed helps to straighten out your linens, which will in turn neaten out the overall appearance of your sleep area. Fluffing those pillows will help them keep their shape longer too. With this good habit, you can bid farewell to wrinkled sheets and lifeless pillows!
4. It ties the whole room together
Beds are usually the largest piece of furniture in your room. This instantly makes it a crucial part to sort out first before even attempting to neaten out anything else!
Even if the rest of your room isn’t in it’s top shape, a neat bed will still somehow tie everything together. Besides, it’s the first thing guests will see the moment they walk in!
5. Clear the clutter
Do you want to be greeted by a cluttered bed the moment you step into your room after a long day at work? Your answer is probably no.
Treat yourself well by making your bed a lovely sleep sanctuary for you to retire in at the end of the day!
6. It puts you in a positive state of mind
Don’t you just love it when your bed is instantly made the moment you come back to your hotel room? Now you can re-create that experience in your own home.
Coming home to a clean, neat and tidy bed will most definitely put you in a positive state of mind!
7. Prevents embarrassment!
Though it doesn’t happen very often, sometimes your friends may want to pop-by for an impromptu visit at your place. There may be many other things that are in a mess but your bed should not be one of them.
As it is the largest piece of furniture in your room, it will be the first thing that draws your friends’ attention. Don’t you want to look like a person that has her/his life together?!
8. It’s essential
Why do you wash your dishes? It’s simply because you are going to use them again and will therefore need to make sure they are clean.
If you apply this same logic to making your bed, you may be able to see the importance and essence of this good habit!
9. Sleep better
A National Sleep Foundation Poll found that participants who made their bed regularly enjoyed a good night’s sleep. This shows that your bedroom’s environment and cleanliness influences how well you sleep.
If you place sleep as a prized privilege then you’d better start making your bed soon!
10. It can help you with allergies
Making your bed helps to prevent dust and germs from accumulating throughout the day. So…not only will you get a good night’s sleep, you’ll also be safe from allergies!
We hope that these tips have motivated you to start making your bed every morning. Mornings may be hard to get through but if you establish a morning routine like making your bed, you may find it easier!
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