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Old 06-10-2020, 04:12 PM   #81
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Never make the bed, I've never understood the point. About the only time I'd make it is if we are showing the house for sale.
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:56 PM   #82
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Never make the bed, I've never understood the point. About the only time I'd make it is if we are showing the house for sale.
That's the spirit! If I lived in an efficiency apartment I probably would, but that's irrelevant. Also, a bed that is all set up nicely is an impediment to thinking of having a nice lay-down afternoon nap!

Separately, I never understood the "make" the bed. When I was a kid, I heard "set" the bed, but most in elementary school did say "make" the bed. Even back then, I said I did not "make" the bed, it was already made! I wasn't sawing wood etc., I was just setting up sheets and blanket, pillow cover. No carpentry involved.
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Old 06-11-2020, 04:34 AM   #83
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I've never been one to make the bed every day. I do flop the covers and sheet back, thinking it might be good to let the bedding air out, but that's about it.
Huh? Straightening the sheet is making the bed!

We normally have just a sheet. And it gets pulled up. That’s it!
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Bed is made as soon as I am out of it in the morning. Must be a residual mind set left over after basic training in 1969.
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Old 06-11-2020, 06:11 AM   #85
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Usually by DW, but I do it too.
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Old 06-11-2020, 08:13 AM   #86
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Separately, I never understood the "make" the bed. When I was a kid, I heard "set" the bed, but most in elementary school did say "make" the bed. Even back then, I said I did not "make" the bed, it was already made! I wasn't sawing wood etc., I was just setting up sheets and blanket, pillow cover. No carpentry involved.
My ex-military DH calls going to bed, "sacking out", as in "lay out your sleeping bag". Maybe making the bed could reasonably be called, "sacking in"?

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Huh? Straightening the sheet is making the bed!

We normally have just a sheet. And it gets pulled up. Thatís it!
It's not exactly straightening. I flip the covers back towards the foot of the bed before getting out. Does that count as "making" if I haven't got out of bed yet. OTOH, I could tell my mom that, yes, I do make my bed every morning, just in a different way!
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Not unless someone will be in my bedroom.
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Old 06-11-2020, 02:54 PM   #88
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No. Except after laundry of bedding, then assemble into a semblance of made bed.
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Old 06-11-2020, 03:10 PM   #89
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Now that Iím not working, I make the bed most days. We both love getting into a made bed at night, so itís appreciated. While I was working, never unless the sheets were freshly laundered or I had people over.
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Old 06-11-2020, 04:09 PM   #90
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Last one up, usually me, makes it every morning.
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Old 06-11-2020, 04:34 PM   #91
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No way!. Between the 2 dogs, the cat and DW still in bed when I get up, no way I could.
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Old 06-11-2020, 06:35 PM   #92
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I hate bed making. I slept on top of the covers back in my soldier days to avoid it as much as possible.

I help DW put the sheets on if I’m around when she’s doing it. Otherwise, I may have made the bed 10x in the past 15years.
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Old 06-14-2020, 04:46 PM   #93
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Yup. Make bed every morning. Good discipline.
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Old 06-14-2020, 05:04 PM   #94
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Get out of bed, open the blinds, start the shower, go back & make the bed.
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ms gamboogal is pretty good about making the bed.
If we don't do it together that is....
Thank God for them Texas gals....
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Old 06-15-2020, 01:44 PM   #96
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The only time I make the bed is when DW has been away for a week or so. I am a restless sleeper and pull all the covers about. I take time to straighten them out and be presentable.

Otherwise never.

Besides....isn't making beds women's work?
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Besides....isn't making beds women's work?
In my house there's only one thing that's exclusively women's work.
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Old 06-16-2020, 11:23 AM   #98
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I do not make my bed daily. But...as if by magic, it gets made somehow. I have been meaning to ask DW if she has noticed this too.
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Too easy not to.

I didn't always. But I've noticed since I started sleeping alone about 10 years ago that its too easy to make the bed not to. I'm so disciplined that its now the first thing I do when I get up. In the first half of my life I was more of a slob.
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I don't want to start a new thread but I'm curious how many people go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink.
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