When do you make your bed?

United States
May 17, 2007 10:24am CST
When do you make your bed? Some people make their bed as soon as they arise, others wait for awhile. Some folks make their beds before getting into it and some never make theirs. I make my bed an hour or two after waking. I need my coffee first. I also make my kids beds through the week, they make their own beds on the weekends and when school is not in sessions. What are your bed making habits? Do your children make their own beds?
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@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
17 May 07
I never bake them, why make something up which goes messy again when you go lie in it again at night anyways.
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• United States
17 May 07
Yes, that is what my oldest son says, too. It is just going to become messy again, so why bother?...lol Thanks for responding.
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• Philippines
12 Jun 07
Your personality will reflects with it, you have to make your bed after you woke up coz it has makes any sense also, how? Come to think of it, isn't great when you see your bed very organized, very comfortable and no mess? Isn't great that after a hard work in office then you'll come home and then lay down on a bed that without any mess on it to get sleep? isn't wonderful? YES IT IS!! Have a nice day ahead from Francis.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
17 May 07
I do my bed and also my daughter bed every time I woke up. For me it is the start of my good and lucky day. When it's week end too and vacation time I do let my children do their task specially making their own bed. I inherit it to my mom, I remember when I was a kid she always told me to make my bed everytime I woke to start a new and lucky day.
• United States
17 May 07
I think that your mom passed on a good habit for you and your children. I think it is important for children to have their own tasks to do, also. Thanks for responding :)
• Canada
17 May 07
Hello I make my bed in the morning. My baby is 8 mths but I will teach him to do it to in the morning. Just makes the room look neat all day.
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• United States
17 May 07
I am the same way. I like to have a few cups of coffee first, but I like a neat bedroom and have always tried to instill this in my children. Time will only tell if it works when they become adults. I think between my two children it is divided right now. One likes it neat the other could care less.
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• India
15 Jun 07
i dont ike to make my bed bahut pakta hai re my mom usually makes it for me .See how lazy i am
• United States
15 Jun 07
lol..I wish that my mom would make my bed for me, but since she lives across town, I guess I have to make my own bed. Thanks for responding.
@dbhattji (2508)
• India
17 Jun 07
Try making the bed on your own some day, it will not only be a pleasant surprise for your mom but will also help in forming a good habit.
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
20 Jul 08
This is going to sound really bad but I only make it every couple days when I change the sheets. I sleep at night and my husband sleeps in day so there is nearly always someone in the bed. That is what happens when you work different shifts.
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• United States
20 Jul 08
LOL..well, you can't make it if someone is in.. So, that is understandable. Thank you so much for responding :)
• United States
28 May 08
I think that you should make your bed when you first get up in the moring. If you wait then there is a chance that you won't make it later on that day. And I also think that if the bed is made up it do make the room look neat for all day till you get home and mess it up again. But I think that it should be done in the moring but there are some morning where i don't have it done till later because on the weekends I get back in.
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• United States
28 May 08
I pack lunches for the day for those going to work/school, do the dishes then head to the bedroom to make the bed. If I have to go out really early, then I make it right after I get out of it. Thanks so much for responding sntrgbsn :)
@saierchok (1294)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I usually make my bed when I wake up, If I'm not late for something.. if so then it stays unmade the whole day till I sleep again!
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• United States
18 Jun 07
So, it is a fifty-fifty thing then? lol Thank you for taking the time to respond. I really appreciate it!
@tredale (1313)
• Australia
17 Jun 07
I will make my bed as soon as I rise. I was taught from a young child that unmade beds would let spiders and snakes in and are actually a little paranoid as an adult not too make my bed straight away. Unless Im washing the sheet then I will make it as soon as the sheets come back in. I dont think there are as many snakes and spiders now as what there use too be but old habbits are hard to break.
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• United States
17 Jun 07
Spiders I can handle, but not sleeping with them! But, snakes? That is another matter. Yes, I would be a bit paranoid, also and rightly so. You are right, old habits are hard to break, but I don't necessary think that making your bed is a bad one. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond.
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
17 Jun 07
I usually make my bed when I get out of it. If I don't do it then, it could be quite a few hours before I remember to get back to it and do it. If their friends are coming over my kids make their beds before they go to school. Otherwise, they don't usually bother. They like curling up in their little rat nests.
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• United States
17 Jun 07
lol..Oh, that's funny, rat nests. That was cute. Thank you for the laugh.
• India
16 Jun 07
frankly speaking, i do not make up my bed. i love sleeping on a clean made up bed, but hate to do it. my wife does it for me and she does in the morning after i get up.
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• United States
16 Jun 07
Yes, I also like a made up bed. That is usually the tradition, the wife making the bed. I also make up the bed and I don't mind it one bit. Some break away from tradition and the husband makes the bed! Thank you for taking the time to respond.
@banta78 (4335)
• India
15 Jun 07
I like to make my bed in the morning as i like to keep my bed neat and tidy during the day. It should be kept clean and bed sheets and pillows everything should be in their place.
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• United States
15 Jun 07
I agree. I like my bed neat, I like my whole house neat, everything in it's place. Some of my family think otherwise and we end up in a bit of conflict..but I normally get my way. Thank you for taking the time to respond.
@Ashgun (472)
15 Jun 07
Hello Saigonwarrior! I usually cant do my bed as soon as i wake up since my husband wakes up after me! WHen i have already brush my teeth; prepare my husband's lunch and after having breakfast then i make my bed! Or i will even wait for my husband to leave home to do my bed; because sometimes when i have already made the bed, he will sits on the bed and put on his shoes ect! And i dont like this... If that was possible i would have done my bed as soon as i wake up in the morning! Also i have got a very bad habit of remaking the bed before going to sleep lol
• United States
15 Jun 07
Hello Ashgun! Funny you should mention that about you husband..on the weekends I make the bed a little later because I like to laze around and a few cups of coffee first and it seems like when I do go up to make the beds my husband chooses that time to change clothes. He always lays the clothes on the bed that he is changing into and he has been known to just throw them on the bed right in the middle of my making the bed..grrrrr...lol..and I don't like it, either!
@dbhattji (2508)
• India
15 Jun 07
I like to make my bed before I leave my house, because it is depressing to come home to a messy room/bed.
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• United States
15 Jun 07
I agree, I like a neat bedroom before retiring. As a matter of fact I never leave my house unless I tidy it before leaving.(dishes done, bathrooms neat, newspapers put away) I hate coming home to a messy house.
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
I have to take my coffee for while then fix things, I make sure that before going to work i'll fix all the mess.
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• United States
15 Jun 07
Yep, me too. First things first and for me that would be coffee..lol
@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
15 Jun 07
I am the type who cannot see things in a messy condition. I would normally make my bed as soon as I rise up. Even with my children, I would ask them to make their beds first before they do anything else especially during their school holidays. It's pretty routine for us....
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• United States
15 Jun 07
I like neat and smooth sheets and bed covers, also. I am not as strict with the children during school days. But, I am insistent on the weekends and summer break as they have more time and are not as rushed trying to catch the school bus.
@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
15 Jun 07
When do you make your bed? I often make my bed after 1 hour after waking. Sometimes I forget to make my bed. I'm a lazy girl. I often clean my house each week. And I don't keep it at all. So you can image how dirty it is. I want to give up the bad habit, so now I get up early and then I have time to clean my house. Do you have job? Now I quit my job, then I am free. I want to make enough money online.
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• United States
15 Jun 07
Well, that is a good start getting up an hour earlier to clean. Whatever works for you is the most important thing and wanting to change. Thank you for sharing.
@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 07
I make my bed as soon as I wake up. There are times that I don't though.. This happens when I straightaway have a shower and get myself ready for class, and finally make the bed. I guess it's easier for me since I haven't got a family to take care of.
• United States
15 Jun 07
You can choose when to make your bed and not worry about anyone seeing it. But you DO make it, so it must be important for you to do so. Thanks for taking the time to respond.
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
14 Jun 07
Well----hehe---that all depends upon when my two cats get off the bed...I sometimes think my bed is more there's and they like to sleep on it all the time....so if they're still snoozing when I get up...well heaven forbid I disturb them...LOL--so it's not unusual for me to make it just before I do go to bed....
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• United States
14 Jun 07
hm..well we know who rules there, don't we? lol That's funny :)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
i usually make my bed immediately after i wake up. but if ever i wake up and husband is still sleeping, i fix it when he is already awake. i got used to this routine ever since so i guess it just became a habit already.
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• United States
14 Jun 07
And it is a good habit to get into. If it is done the first thing in the morning then you don't need to worry about making it the rest of the day. I would like to do the same, but I just can't seem to make it look neat as soon as I rise. I am usually rushed during the week packing lunches.
@omupas (1243)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I make my bed in the morning, but not right after I wake up. I do it after I eat breakfast, shower and get ready for the day. I don't know why I do it that way, but I do, I guess when I first wake up I'm too lazy, but I want to make sure the room is clean before I leave for the day so I come back to a nice, clean bedroom.
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• United States
14 Jun 07
No, I don't think it is laziness. I think you just need to wake up a little first. That is why I drink a cup of coffee first before starting the chores so that I can at least see what I am doing. Yes, it is nice to go to bed in a tidy room.