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Do you make your bed in the morning?

Asked by Paxan8 (462points) July 30th, 2010

When I was younger I used to make my bed in the morning because my mom made me. I have never made my bed since I lived on my own unless I was expecting company the was going to take a tour of the house. I do not understand the purpose of making your bed every morning and I really don’t understand throw pillows you can’t sleep on. I should mention that I am female and yes I change my sheets every week. Is this something that stopped with the baby boomers (my parents age) or are people still making their beds and why? I mean who is going to see it? Isn’t that just a waste of time you could be doing something else?

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YARNLADY's avatar

I don’t make it, but I do throw the covers up over the pillows so when the dog sleeps on the bed, the dog hair doesn’t get on the pillow,.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Yep, even though nobody else is going to see it. It’s purely for my aesthetics. Then again, I only have a comforter and two pillows (I see no point whatsoever in sheets), so it’s not very involved.

Berserker's avatar

Usually, but that’s because I seem to have this obsession with soft things like comforters, blankets and pillows, so I enjoy making my bed.

lillycoyote's avatar

No, I always make my bed a couple of hours or so, or sometimes even just before I go to sleep, go to bed. I know decent people make their beds early in the day, after they get up, but I don’t see any reason to make my bed in the morning if I’m not going to use it for another 14 – 16 hours. Just a little quirk.

casheroo's avatar

It never gets made. We just adjust the quilt when it’s time to go to bed.

YARNLADY's avatar

I am wondering what the definition of ‘make your bed’ is here. When I make my bed, I take all the sheets and blankets off and replace them with clean. The rest of the time, I just pull the covers up over my pillow.

Berserker's avatar

@YARNLADY I guess it means to tidy it up and put everything neatly in place, but your idea works just as much. Except that in that case, personally, I just say that I cleaned my bed, meaning washed all the blankies, pillow cases and things.

DominicX's avatar

I don’t, for the same reason. It’s just going to get messed up again on the same day. My parents would only have me do it if someone was coming over and they wanted the house to look nice. Otherwise, it’s one of those things that people do “just because” without thought to a practical reason for doing it.

jesienne's avatar

If someone visits my house then I’ll make my bed…lol

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

I sleep on my made bed with a comforter and a throw blanket. So I never really have to make my bed. :)

ratboy's avatar

I try to bed my maid every morning before she’s made the bed.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

The only time I ever make my bed is when I put the clean sheets on. And even then I only half make it. I would say that in the 6 years I’ve been with my husband, we have probably made our bed a total of 10 times.

We are both big fans of diving into a bed that is sort of a big mess of pillows and sheets and blankets. It seems more comfy that way.

downtide's avatar

I pull the covers up and put a sheepskin rug over the quilt because my dog likes to sleep on it during the day. But I wouldn’t describe it as “making” the bed exactly. It’s not neat, it’s just pull-and-throw.

rooeytoo's avatar

I do if I can get the dog out of it.

rooeytoo's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities – do you mean you sleep on the bare mattress or mattress pad? Don’t you even have a bottom sheet?

Frenchfry's avatar

I don’t . My hubby hates that. He is a bed maker. He makes it to take his naps. He gripes about it. I suppose one day I’ll change my ways.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Yes I do. I never botherd when I lived with my dad but now I have my own place, I make the bed every morning. I don’t know why.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Yes, every day. After living under the parents’ roof and then having roommates for the 1st 30 years of my life, it’s just an ingrained task. I like the look, much prefer crawling into bed at night when the bedding looks like the sheets were freshly changed (even if they aren’t.) And sometimes people show up unexpectedly on the doorstep that will be privy to a peek in the room. It always gets made when staying at a friend’s house as well.

The only time I don’t is when staying in a hotel. The room attendant needs to know that the bed has been used.

CherrySempai's avatar

I haven’t made my bed since I was 9 and it used to be my daily chore. I don’t see a point.

I know some people do it, because they love our the covers are all nice and chilly and lined up when they get into bed, though. :)

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Absolutely not.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@rooeytoo No, I use the bottom one that stretches over the mattress, but not the loose sheet that would go under the comforter. I find it to be absolutely useless.

rooeytoo's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities – Well thank goodness, I had this mental image of lying on the bare mattress and somehow that just didn’t seem right! hehehe

Buttonstc's avatar


I’m with you on the sheets thing. It makes no sense to me to use a top sheet.

The thing that irks me is that they are sold in sets which includes that extra sheet that I end up paying for and not using. Grrrr.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

@Buttonstc What irritates me is when I only get one pillowcase for a twin bed when I need two.

Buttonstc's avatar

I’m with you on that also.

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