Comments on: Are You Too Busy to Make Your Bed? http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:33:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: ann http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-805043 ann Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:20:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-805043 I make the bed as soon as I get out of it and before I take a step out of the bedroom. It is not perfect, but it is spreadup and I don’t have to think about it at all again. In our house the last person out of bed has to make it, before they go to breakfast. Our kids also make their beds everyday. We also did this in my family’s home growing up. I was surprised when I had a room mate when I was a young professional, who did not make her bed. I also like the one minute rule. Do something for one minute as hard/fast as you can and then that is it. When all four of us do that, it is amazing what we get done and how satisfied we feel.

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By: Tasha http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-453618 Tasha Mon, 08 Apr 2013 21:57:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-453618 This is funny, because I just had an experience with this yesterday. Finals are just around the corner, and I had been rationalizing our messy house with, “But I have to write this paper, I have to read this article.” Finally, yesterday, I put everything down and decided to have a cleaning rampage. I feel SO much better! My attitude was instantly lighter, and I was almost excited to get going with my other responsibilities afterwards.

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By: Ariel http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-450951 Ariel Tue, 02 Apr 2013 04:48:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-450951 i made a new year’s resolution a couple of years ago to make my bed every day. That was one of the very few resolutions I’ve kept, because it really has contributed to my inner calm and sense of order. I’m a little OCD about it now! My kids can mess the house up all day long, but if they mess with my neatly made bed, it drives me crazy!

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By: Karrie Kaneda http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-447075 Karrie Kaneda Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:44:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-447075 Absolutely, I get this and agree, but do I do it? No…. I should though!

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By: Happy Life Tip 3-Make Your Bed | THINGS CHANGE! http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-446374 Happy Life Tip 3-Make Your Bed | THINGS CHANGE! Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:01:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-446374 [...] this post by Amy Hackworth and the corresponding links.  Then give it a try.  The resulting happiness is [...]

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-445770 Sarah Tue, 19 Mar 2013 03:18:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-445770 I definitely feel better when things are in order… but that doesn’t mean I keep on top of it all. Sometimes I make my bed, sometimes I don’t. But for me, having a clean bathroom, uncluttered kitchen, and a cleared bedside table make a big difference.

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By: Faigie http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-445068 Faigie Sun, 17 Mar 2013 04:02:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-445068 I have learned to make my bed as soon as I leave it, that way its done and I dont have to think about it. I also see that when I get neat and organized in my house, it means that I am feeling calm and centered. If I am feeling scattered and anxious my house shows it.

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-445040 Emily Sun, 17 Mar 2013 01:15:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-445040 I try to ALWAYS make my bed, unless I intend to come home that afternoon and climb right in it for a lovely nap!

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By: Erika http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-444954 Erika Sat, 16 Mar 2013 14:16:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-444954 Making the bed is quick and pretty painless, so I TRY to do it on the week days…not so much on the weekends. I also LOVE having a clean and organized house but with a toddler in the house, it’s really not that easy to keep it clean. I dream of the days to have a housekeeper!

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By: Aymara http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-444871 Aymara Sat, 16 Mar 2013 02:18:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-444871 Making the bed ABSOLUTELY helps! It provides a good place to sort out anything strewn around the room. When the bed is made, I feel like I can go on. It’s that first step that’s always the hardest when everything is a mess, and that goes for one’s personal life, not just the housekeeping! Having the sink clear of dishes is usually my second step :-)

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By: Finally Friday. | Life, Love & Garlic http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-444815 Finally Friday. | Life, Love & Garlic Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:52:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-444815 [...] thought it was really interesting that there’s a correlation between people making their bed and their level of happiness. Who [...]

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By: Carly http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-444779 Carly Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:12:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-444779 I’m not known for my tidy habits, much to my live-in boyfriend’s dismay. I’m reading The Happiness Project now, and one of the tips that really resonated with me what the “one minute or less” rule. So many little things (like hanging my coat in the closet versus tossing it on the chair) can be done in less than a minute, and they make such a difference at the end of the day. Also, I’ve been trying to make my bed more often. Because it’s true, it makes my whole room feel more ordered!

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-444764 Michelle Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:29:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-444764 Ha ha. I remember a day in third grade that my mom came and got me at school and took me home to make my bed. So embarrassing!

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By: Carina http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-444732 Carina Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:31:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-444732 Love this post, Amy! My epiphany came sometime last year when Kacy mentioned that making the bed is one thing you can do because you’re a grownup now. For some reason that resonated with me. I truly try to make my bed every day.

I’m naturally messy and disorganized (I aspire to tidy and organized!) so it’s an uphill battle for me everyday. I can’t think in a disgusting house, but I struggle with it since I work from home. I will sometimes sacrifice prime work time to tidy and clean, which means I stay up too late at night trying to get the other stuff done. My sleep suffers because I want a cleaner house. I just keep telling myself that it will be better as the kids get older and can help more, plus giving in to quarterly housekeeping visits.

Now that I usually make my bed, it’s time to get my kids to start making theirs!

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By: Migs http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-444725 Migs Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:54:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-444725 I guess I am too lazy to make my bed. I change the sheets every other week, that’s the only time that I get to make my bed. Yaay!

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By: Marille http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-444666 Marille Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:35:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-444666 Picking up throughout the day is so important. One of the things I try to remember is “Don’t put it down, put it away!” so I’m not stuck doing it later when I’m even less inclined to work.

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By: Maike http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-444645 Maike Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:50:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-444645 Amy, I am just like you! I am naturally messy but my whole life takes a happier turn when I am able to keep our place tidy. It is really hard work for me though and the busier I am, the more I let it slip. Which makes stressful times feel even worse.
I am 35 now and I feel it took me that amount of time to figure out the dynamic I just described. For the first time now our place is more tidy than messy and I am more productive, happier and content than ever. I wish I knew all of that earlier.

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By: Jen http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-444558 Jen Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:01:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-444558 Amy, you are a woman after my own heart! Thank you for writing this. My husband is the tidy one out of the two of us. And I have *ahem* grown to appreciate a bit of order because of him. Honestly though, I’m actually more comfortable with a bit of clutter or mess like an unmade bed. I start to feel a bit stressed if things are too neat. That’s probably weird though, isn’t it? Ha!

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By: Justin http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-444557 Justin Thu, 14 Mar 2013 23:57:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-444557 “Housekeeping and I share a tortured past” What a great opening line. The whole article is well written. Loved it!

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By: hairyshoefairy http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/are-you-too-busy-to-make-your-bed/comment-page-1/#comment-444555 hairyshoefairy Thu, 14 Mar 2013 23:51:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32494#comment-444555 I love the feeling of getting into a made bed and, like you, I totally congratulate myself when it’s done. It isn’t something I do daily, though. I make it every time I change the sheets and maybe once between. I know a lot of people say it’s so quick and only takes a minute but then I think they must have cooperative spouses. Haha! My husband yanks any tucked sheets out when he goes to bed because he feels like it’s too confining so by morning everything is a tangled mess. I’d be basically starting from scratch every single morning and I just don’t have time for that, especially when I have to get 3 kids dressed and out the door for school. If it were just me, yes, I’d probably have that habit. In fact, I did have that habit in college. Marrying a bed destroyer changed my mind, though.

I do find a cleaner house clears my brain. Clutter drives me crazy but I everything falls by the wayside when I’ve got a project (or 6) going. Interestingly, when I’m getting ready for a trip I almost always deep clean my house before I go. I’m not sure why I feel this OCD urge to do it when I’m leaving it but I do, even if it’s just me going and I know it will be completely destroyed by my kids by the time I get home. I get this little bee in my bonnet that won’t let me rest until it’s clean, otherwise I don’t feel like I can go.

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