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Old 06-21-2020, 09:15 AM   #121
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C'mon, folks, bed-making is simply a metaphor for standardization and attention to detail in the things that matter. Just about any other habit will suffice for that metaphor, and (for example) regularly brushing or flossing your teeth has a lot more health benefit than making your bed.
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I think it may be better to leave the bed unmade so the bedding can dry out. Especially after hot nights and if you sweat a lot (as with hot flashes for example).

But then I suppose that leaves sheets exposed to dust. Wonder if there are issues with that? Perhaps someone should do a study...
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Old 06-21-2020, 09:49 AM   #122
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I think it may be better to leave the bed unmade so the bedding can dry out. Especially after hot nights and if you sweat a lot (as with hot flashes for example).
DW makes the bed every day but for this very reason waits an hour or two before doing so.
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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.
That's much like this magic coffee table:

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We have magic garbage cans in the house, also a magic compost bucket.

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That's much like this magic coffee table:

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That's much like this magic coffee table:

We joke, in our house, about the magic sink. For me- it's that it turns from empty to full of dirty dishes. My husband and sons joke that they put dirty dishes in the sink and they magically get loaded into the dishwasher or handwashed. We all think it's magic. Their magic sink is better than my magic sink.

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Old 06-21-2020, 06:19 PM   #126
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Yes. A civilized hold over from when my parents gave me an allowance to do various chores around the house including making my bed and cleaning my room. For decades though, it just involves smooth over the top quilt. It takes maybe 15 seconds.

To be honest, I was taken aback to see that the “not make my bed group” was as large as 35%
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Old 07-13-2020, 07:54 PM   #127
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Making your bed every day is the first completed task if the day. This way when you come home from work or back to your room after playing with your kids or pets, the bed is made! Mission accomplished!
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Gets made whenever guests are coming, otherwise once a week when housekeeper comes or if the sheets are excessively tangled. My job.
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Old 07-14-2020, 04:52 PM   #129
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No. Why would I? There is nobody to impress and I will just mess it up again.
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Old 07-18-2020, 01:03 PM   #130
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was looking for a choice in between. don't make it, as in the Army or hospital, but do spread covers out to make it neat
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Old 07-18-2020, 05:23 PM   #131
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When I worked, I slept in until I had to get up, and th hen I rushed through my morning routine, and headed off to work.
Never made the bed.

In retirement, I spend the extra 5 minutes to make the bed. It looks much more organized if I'm in there during the day, and it is much nicer to go to bed when it is already made.
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