Did you make your bed today?

Recently I re-visited a post on Sarah Wilson’s blog about happiness – the one where she talks to Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project. In the post Sarah asks Gretchen if she could give one little ‘sure-fire’ trick for happiness.

Gretchen’s response?

Make your bed every day.

Sounds too simple doesn’t it? Well not to me. I reckon that sometimes it is the simplest and littlest things that can make all the difference. Gretchen  mentioned that this tip caused the greatest amount of discussion and dialogue between her followers but I can see what she is getting at.

IMHO making your bed in the morning provides the perfect bookends for your day. You leave your bedroom in a state of order in the morning … and after a day of chaos (does anyone out there have a life that isn’t chaos?!) you return to … a state of order.

How nice is that?

I haven’t been making my bed lately, but this week I have started to do it. Every day.

Do you already make your bed every day?

No this isn't my bed ... but how cool is it?! {img http://pinterest.com/pin/22026652/}

Comments ... oh they do make my heart sing!

  1. I’m a big believer in making my bed every day – even if that is the only housework that gets done. It helps me feel like I have achieved SOMETHING domestic, and as you say, it provides the ideal bookend to my day. I only wish hubby realised this too…

  2. It’s so much nicer getting into a made bed at the end of the day. I reckon it makes you feel better :0)

  3. Kathy Creaner says:

    Hi, I’ve heard that good advice for someone who is struggling with depression is to encourage them to make their bed each day. It’s meant to be a simple starting point for achieving something positive when everything seems impossible. It has immediate benefits, like the one pointed out by Robyn.

    Another one is “clean the kitchen sink” even if it means stacking the dishes on the bench. I think that’s partly about the shiny silveriness of a clean sink.

    I do know that when I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by life, I tend to let making the bed slip.

    Thanks for sharing this simple piece of wisdom. It’s a good reminder.


  4. That’s really interesting Cath and Kathy – and I agree. It does seem to kick your day off well and make you feel that you have achieved SOMETHING for the day!
    And I also agree with you Robyn – getting into a freshly made bed at the end of the day is just so nice!

  5. Sarah Barrow says:

    Even if I haven’t had a chance to make my bed all day, I always make it before I go to bed at night. My husband thinks I’m crazy but I totally agree, lieka tidy desk equals a tidy mind an organised bed means a more organised me!


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