Saturday, March 9, 2013

happier home / 02


Making the bed. I would have to admit that as of two years ago I hated making the bed. I somehow married the cleanest guy on earth who thought it was crazy not to keep the bed made and I just could not understand. Lots of discussions on this finally resulted in a new strategy, whoever is the last one up makes the bed.

Well that was wonderful because at the time we made that deal I worked at 5:30 am and of course no one was up before me. Now that I mostly make my own schedule I have realized that I actually love having the bed made and even without our little deal I am still happy to do it. It takes less than 3 minutes and really can impact your day.

The days I wake up and make my bed I immediately feel productive and on top of things. Starting a day like that is priceless. I am also more likely to do other tasks that morning like make sure the dishes are done before I leave or if I wake up early enough I might even start a load of laundry. It sounds silly but making the bed has become one of the givens in my morning and I love the way my home feels because of it. If you don't believe me here are even more reasons to give it a shot.

7 comments:

  1. I so agree! Even if I am running late in the morning, I will not leave for work with an unmade bed.

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    1. That does not surprise me one bit! I need some more of your tips in my life...

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  2. Gina,
    1) I love your blog. I have been reading it for almost two months now and this is my first comment. Oops.
    2) I also married an insanely clean man who is obsessed with making the bed. You are so right in saying that it sets a productive tone for the day!

    Keep on keeping on. You've got a great thing going here!

    - Staci (Lawandales) Whitworth

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    1. Staci you are so sweet!! I am so happy to hear you are enjoying the blog. I would say on a daily basis I wonder if anyone other than my mom reads it so hearing good feedback is so encouraging!! Also I am happy to know I am not the only messy girl in the relationship :) Thanks again for the encouragement!

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  3. I've got the same guy at home! And we never leave the bed unmade either. :)

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    1. I am so glad to hear I am not alone!! I am glad too that I adopted some clean habits though...

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