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to think you should make your bed in the morning?

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bedmonster Thu 01-Nov-12 09:00:54

Just read elsewhere that made me think some people don't bother. I couldn't leave the house without making my bed, it takes about 30 seconds and if I haven't done it, I sort of feel like I've forgotten to put any knickers on or something, as though I've not done something really important.
I know someone in RL who doesn't and I think she's totally lazy!
Do people really not bother to do this?

DawnOfTheDee Thu 01-Nov-12 09:02:30

I don't bother. I crawl in as I crawled out.

financialwizard Thu 01-Nov-12 09:03:43

I make our bed in the mornings, and my daughters. I am too scared to look in DS11's room to check for fear of being attacked by walking socks/clothes.

Proudnscary Thu 01-Nov-12 09:03:56

Why the hell do you care whether anyone else makes their bed or not?

If ever there was a reason to say 'get a life'...

cheekydevil Thu 01-Nov-12 09:04:30

You should really not make your bed. You should pull back bed linen and open windows to kill the bed bugs air the bed. Trouble is I don't like getting into cold bed in winter. Brrr

Trills Thu 01-Nov-12 09:04:45

YABU to think that I should do anything with my bed.

What I do with my bed is none of your business.

SugariceAndScary Thu 01-Nov-12 09:05:48

I always make ours as soon as I jump out of it, plump up the pillows and make it all smooth.grin

I can't stand an unmade bed, I would start twitching if I went downstairs, sat having coffee knowing it was still all rumply and messy!

NickNacks Thu 01-Nov-12 09:07:18

I don't because DH is often still in it.

surroundedbyblondes Thu 01-Nov-12 09:07:25

I ALWAYS make the beds before we go out of the house. I like to leave it tidy for when I return.

My DM who hates housework as she sees it as a sign of female oppression hmm refuses to make her bed. Fair enough in her house. But I hate when they come and stay with us and leave the guest bed in a mess for days on end.

mummywithnosleep Thu 01-Nov-12 09:07:32

actually I don´t make beds in the morning.

I turn back the duvet and throw with the sheet (so I suppose it looks made) to air the matress out.

then "make" the bed in the evening. Twas how I was taught!

The only difference being our waterbed, which we do make when we get out ot it to preserve the heat.

trudat Thu 01-Nov-12 09:08:04

Why do you care whatother people do?


TheFallenMadonna Thu 01-Nov-12 09:08:19

I do, but I'm not sure there's any virtue to it...

goinnowhere Thu 01-Nov-12 09:08:48

I can't be arsed air my bed.
Seriously, I am not lazy, just need to be out the house early, and airing is better.

surroundedbyblondes Thu 01-Nov-12 09:09:03

Oh, and when I make the bed, I turn the covers back on our bed so that it can air. 2 DD and a dog means that there are some nights we end up all sleeping together in our bed, so a good airing is essential. But I still straighten the covers, put the pillows in place and generally tidy it up.

EmpressOfTheSevenRomanCandles Thu 01-Nov-12 09:09:27

Doesn't current thinking say that it's better to leave your bed unmade to air it?

KellyElly Thu 01-Nov-12 09:11:12

I think you should mind you own biz grin

freddiefrog Thu 01-Nov-12 09:11:13

Lazy for not making a bed? Really??

I make mine, my kids usually leave their duvets in a heap, but I really don't care either way.

Why would anyone care whether someone else's bed is made. How odd

Binkyridesagain Thu 01-Nov-12 09:12:22

I can't. The cat's still in it. Anyway, it's my bed, my rules.

Trills Thu 01-Nov-12 09:12:54

If you have sheets and blankets then I can see that it might be good to have them all tucked in neatly before you get in. But it doesn't matter if you do that straight after getting up or just before getting in.

If you have a duvet, what is there to do? Just arrange it as you like when you want it.

catsmother Thu 01-Nov-12 09:14:19

I pull the duvet back over the end and smooth out the sheet so it can air. Never used to think about it until I read an article about how much sweat you're supposed to impart onto your sheets in a night - even if you can't actually see it - and now the thought of immediately pulling the covers back over that seems rather revolting.

midori1999 Thu 01-Nov-12 09:14:32

I make mine if I feel like it, which isn't very often, but otherwise just leave it.

I never really see the point in making it. No one is going to see it? confused

HazleNutt Thu 01-Nov-12 09:15:40

No you really should not make your bed and tuck everything in, it's not healthy, you should let it air.

BadgersBottom Thu 01-Nov-12 09:16:46

If I couldn't leave the house until the bed was made I'd have been housebound for half a century. I can't see why you'd care about this sort of thing?

digerd Thu 01-Nov-12 09:17:23

I also read that beds should have duvets removed so that the mattress can be aired and in Germany the Duvets were aired too by resting them on the open window sills.

But now back in UK and widowed and alone, I can't be bothered, but do leave the duvet thrown back off where I was sleeping, sometimes until I go to bed, but do like to see it made with a frilled Bedspread on the top when I do get round to doing it in the late morning after bed bugs been frozen to death !!!!

honeytea Thu 01-Nov-12 09:17:59

Why should people make their bed? What is the need?

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