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post #21 of 56
Yes, everyday. We have a king size bed in a small bedroom, and if I make the bed the entire room looks much cleaner and more open. I like getting into a made bed at night, and I like the way it looks when it is made. It's also easier to fold clothes on if it's made. I find that it is easier to take a nap during the day if the bed is made, because I don't like to get into bed in my street clothes. If I'm taking a nap I just lay down on the bedcover and pull up the duvet that we have folded at the bottom of the bed.

I like to let the bed air for an hour or two before making it, depending on how much time I have in the morning. I pull down the sheets and open the window and let the sun shine on it, and then an hour or two later, I'll come back and make it up.
post #22 of 56
Not usually, it only takes two seconds to grab the comfortor and throw it across the bed, but I don't usually do it....
I think I'll go do that now...
post #23 of 56
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Originally Posted by MomToKandE View Post
No. Definitely not. It's only made when the sheets are changed or when I'm folding laundry on it. (I like the nice, flat surface for organizing clean laundry)
Same here. The idea of sealing up all our sweat and dead skin cells for the dust mites to dine on is kind of nasty. I pull the covers back to let the bed air out.
post #24 of 56
Not usually!! DP works nights and usually is sleeping in it during the day. I love the look of the made bed but I can't make it if she's in it..
post #25 of 56
I do make our bed 98% of the time... if I don't it is because I am too tired or sick or just too rushed. I feel so much more relaxed when the bed is made... it seems to start the day off a little more organized.
post #26 of 56
Thread Starter 
I'm glad to know I"m not the only one that doesn't regularly make the bed. But I do have to say that walking past the bed room and seeing a nice smooth blanket on the bed made me feel more at peace. clutter makes me anxious, and I think maybe keeping the bed made might help with that. Plus, the cats seem to like it a lot better when the blanket is on the bed (a nice clean surface to hack up a hairball on )

before, DP and I worked weird hours, and he woke after me so the bed was never made, but now that I am home during the day I think I will make it my goal to make the bed each morning for a month. Small steps. small, small steps.
post #27 of 56
yes, neither dh or me. :
post #28 of 56
For years I did not make the bed. I figured what was the point? But the last 7 months or so I have been making all the beds every morning. It just makes everything so much neater and only takes a minute. Plus even if everthing else is a mess if someone drops by, at least the beds are made!
I am trying to teach ds to make his bed but it is up high and a little difficult since he has to be on the bed while he is making it.
post #29 of 56
I make my bed everyday.. Sometimes it takes a while to make it, but it gets done.
post #30 of 56
I used to never make my bed. But I now have a very small house, and my bed is the only place I can really fold laundry. And I have 3 kids and a small washing machine so I generally wash (and fold and put away) 2-5 loads of laundry per day. (Ok, so the 5 loads is usually after skipping a day.) If I don't make my bed, I can't get the laundry monster under control.

The bed doesn't always get made in the morning though. Some days it stays lumpy til the afternoon.
post #31 of 56
i never do but i wish i did!
post #32 of 56
I make it everyday. I think the room looks much nicer that way. I also enjoy getting into a neatly made bed every night.

It seems like I can tolerate the mess in Ds's room when the bed is made!
post #33 of 56
double post.
post #34 of 56
It is actually a lot better if you have dust mite allergies to at least air your bed out for a few hours before making it if you make it at all. I used to work in allergy and asthma research and learned all sorts of delightful things about the dust mites that inhabit mattresses and carpets in our homes(even from clean houses!) They feed off of our dead skin cells and thrive in damp environments. After I found out that it is actually probably healthier to leave my bed unmade I stopped feeling guilty about leaving it that way most of the time! Now I only make it if we are having people over that might see into our bedroom.
post #35 of 56
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Originally Posted by choli View Post
Yes. Our morning bed routine works like this:

On rising, pull back covers from bed and drape over footboard to allow bed to air. Plump pillows.

Before leaving house, make bed. We have just sheets and comforters on the bed, so it doesn't take long - less than 30 seconds. DDs 10 and 13 make their own each morning, I make mine.

It makes a huge difference to the appearance of the bedrooms. As we live in an apartment, rooms have to serve more than one purpose, and I would find it impossible to sit in a room with an unmade bed.
That's what I do too. I pull the covers back to air it out, and open a window if it's nice out, as soon as I get up. Then I make it up after breakfast. I walk past the bedroom several times during the day, and I love seeing it looking nice. It makes me feel more pulled together to have the beds made.

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Originally Posted by kittynurse View Post
I rarely make the bed.

It used to be because I am totally lazy, plain and simple but since DS1 was diagnosed with a dust mite allergy I discovered that it is better to leave your bed unmade with the covers pulled back. Making the bed traps heat and moisture which dust mites love.
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Originally Posted by mamaheids View Post
It is actually a lot better if you have dust mite allergies to at least air your bed out for a few hours before making it if you make it at all. I used to work in allergy and asthma research and learned all sorts of delightful things about the dust mites that inhabit mattresses and carpets in our homes(even from clean houses!) They feed off of our dead skin cells and thrive in damp environments. After I found out that it is actually probably healthier to leave my bed unmade I stopped feeling guilty about leaving it that way most of the time! Now I only make it if we are having people over that might see into our bedroom.
Yeah, that's why I started airing it out first. I figure between that and stripping the bed regularly to wash everything, it should be as ok as I can make it. I can't go so far as to leave the bed unmade. It would drive me nuts.:
post #36 of 56
I hate to make the bed.
My husband loves it, though.
So sometimes I do it to make him happy... but mostly it's unmade.
post #37 of 56
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Never. The bedroom is out of the way and the kids play on it or someone is always napping so what's the point. I get no joy out of it being made
Yup. Seems like wasted time to me. It just gets unmade again at night. All of you bed-makers are high achievers.
post #38 of 56
Yes!!! I didn't used to, but it takes just a few seconds and makes the room feel all fresh and tidy. Also, the flylady says to do it:-), and she's my guru.
post #39 of 56
umm....yeah...of course i do! yes..:

um. be right back..

post #40 of 56
never. But we don't use top sheets and only have very fluffy duvets. Also, they are European sizes and they don't fit well on our American sized bed anyways.
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