Making the bed is something that's not apparent to everyone. It's not the kind of habit some take with them when they grow up. But it turns out, if you want to change your habits for the better, making your bed would be the start of it all.
1. Making your bed is a very simple habit to do. If you want to change the world, start by making the bed.
2. Leaving it messy can stunt overall productivity.
“When you leave your bedding in a messy heap, you will tend to muddle through the day until it’s time to fall back in to bed again,” Karen Kingston, Feng Shui and Clutter expert said.
3. It can lead to other good habits.
“Making your bed every morning is correlated with better productivity, a greater sense of well-being, and stronger skills at sticking with a budget,” wrote Charles Duhigg in his book, The Power of Habit. “It’s not that a family meal or a tidy bed causes better grades or less frivolous spending. But somehow those initial shifts start chain reactions that help other good habits take hold.”
4. It can help with allergies.
When the covers are pulled up during the day, less dust and allergens can get between your sheets.
5. It might help you sleep better.
People who made their beds reported to sleep better overall.
6. It will make the room look cleaner and less cluttered.
7. Getting on a perfectly made bed always looks better.
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