Do you make your bed every morning?

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If you don’t make your bed every morning, you probably want to, but just don’t have the time or energy, right? We get it, making a bed first thing in the morning, well, who really wants to do that (especially when it’s one of those RV corner beds!)?

There are several reasons you should be making your bed every day, whether it be the bed in your RV or the bed in your sticks-and-bricks home. It helps keep your room clean, it’ll help linens and pillows keep their shape, you might sleep better, and it might help you adopt other everyday habits to make you feel better.

Do you make your bed every morning? Why, or why not? Please tell us by voting in the poll below. Leave a comment too, if you’d like.

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Tom
4 days ago

We leave the covers turned down for several hours for the bedding to dry out from any body sweating during the night. By noon we almost always have the covers back in place and bed made.

Bob Weinfurt
5 days ago

It’s already made from the night before. Just slide right back into it

Melody C Thomas
5 days ago

Yes, I make the bed every morning. It is the first chore of the day. Getting that done is a good start for the day’s activities. And the room is neat and squared away. (we are full-timers)

Linda
6 days ago

On doctor’ Orders I don’t make my bed. I have severe allergies and horrible menopausal night sweats. Doc says to leave bed unmade so that it can dry out, as a wet bed encourages mite growth.

Diane M
6 days ago

If I didn’t make my bed every morning, my mom and grandmothers would rise from their graves and haunt me!

Skip
6 days ago

Make the what? Just going to have a romp on it a little later on so what’s the point. Oh come on you have heard the song “Afternoon Delight”, really. Ha

Mitzi Agnew Giles
5 days ago
Reply to  Skip

; )

Last edited 5 days ago by Mitzi Agnew Giles
Jeff
5 days ago
Reply to  Skip

I used to romp. I miss romping!

Al LeFeusch
6 days ago

The only time I make my bed is after I’ve washed the sheets. Never had an issue sleeping.

Danielle
6 days ago

I make my bed everyday…laying in an unmade bed is the worst…it’s called OCD

Candace
6 days ago
Reply to  Danielle

I insist on making my bed every morning. I decided I don’t have OCD but I have CDO (there the letters are in order)

Gordy
6 days ago
Reply to  Candace

I always thought OCD was Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, I am not familiar with CDO. What is CDO?

Pat
2 days ago
Reply to  Gordy

A person with OCD putting the letters in alphabetical order (as they should be)! 😉

Last edited 2 days ago by Pat
John T
6 days ago

Making the bed is unhealthy – google it! You should fold the covers back in the morning to air out your overnight sweat and kill the dust mites.

Al LeFeusch
6 days ago
Reply to  John T

This makes sense to me. Fresh air cleans things.

Brian R
6 days ago
Reply to  John T

Exactly

Suzan J Dowell-Glaser
6 days ago

I make my side. The other side belongs to the dog and that’s his responsibility….

Matt C
6 days ago

At home, not really just throw the covers closed, but traveling is a different matter altogether. The big bed is where the dogs like to ride most of the time. If we don’t close it up tight, there is very likely to be sand in it when we want to sleep.

Phil & Peggy
6 days ago

Only when traveling. When hunkered down for the winter, why bother?

Gene Bjerke
6 days ago

We travel in a Class B, so at home I make the bed and on the road I convert it back to a sofa.

Jeff Craig
6 days ago

Define ‘make’. Because while I throw the covers back up over the pillows, and straighten the comforter at the foot of the bed, I don’t flatten out the pillows or check the ‘hospital corners’. It’s not out of laziness, it’s because my wife and I work opposite shifts, so we essentially ‘hot rack’ four days a week. Now, when we are in the RV, and on the same schedule, she definitely wants the bed made.

Cheryl
6 days ago

Rarely because of many, not a, but many naps during the day.

Al LeFeusch
6 days ago
Reply to  Cheryl

Multiple naps is key.

DW/ND
6 days ago

Yes – every morning lst thing – I was taught how to live in USAF basic training. I also hang my clothes, buttoned and hanging with the left shoulder out!

Ron T.
6 days ago

At home it’s a rare day when the bed isn’t made. In the motorhome with the rear bed beside the bathroom, you have to be on the bed to make it, so it usually doesn’t get made.

Michelle
6 days ago

Every morning I change the sheets and make the bed.

Tommy Molnar
2 days ago
Reply to  Michelle

Enjoy doing laundry?

Stinger45
6 days ago

I make my bed every morning. It’s something that 22 years in the U.S. Navy did to me…Lol

Dan
6 days ago

We didnt make our bed. Like all of our furniture we bought it in a furniture store. OK. Actually I make the bed every morning after I do the dishes, and start laundry when needed. By the way, I’m the husband and I enjoy doing those things that most people would consider the “wife’s chore”. Regardless, the bed gets made every day.

Mitzi Agnew Giles and Ed Giles
5 days ago
Reply to  Dan

thumbs up!

Tommy Molnar
2 days ago

Agreed.