Who Makes Their Bed?

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  1. Ms. I

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    How many of you actually make your bed every or most mornings?

    Most of the time, I don't. At times, I'll straighten it out a bit. No one comes into my bedroom, so it really doesn't matter, not to mean that my home is untidy if I don't hv company. I used to hv several decorative pillows that I'd of course hv to remove/replace ea morning/nt, but I got tired of that after a while. When I get a new place to live, I'll be excited about it again.
     
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    I do, absolutely.

    Well, except for days like this one when a sick chid occupies it.
     
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    When I have just a sheet and comforter on it, I just pull it up and say it's done. But, with winter coming, I will be putting more effort into it. I hate crawling into an unmade bed.
     
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    I make my bed 6 mornings a week. It remains unmade on laundry day.
     
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    I hate to leave the house without my bed being made!
     
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    I'm very particular about many things around the house...the bed isn't one of them.

    I create such a disaster every night (I'm a tornado, according to my husband) that I just don't want to fight it in the morning. Growing up we didn't even deal with sheets most of the time, and I must say I do now realize that's...well, really gross. I don't think I fully understood the difference between the fitted and top sheet...if we had one of the bed we were in good shape! But then again, we didn't always sleep in a bed. I was married when my husband explained you sleep between the two. Seems like a pain to me, and a lot to straighten out every single morning. Sometimes I wonder how I made it this far in life! :haha:
     
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    Usually the bed always gets made because my husband or I will do it, whoever is the last to leave in the morning. There is the occasional day where it will go un-made in the morning, but when I get home I'll make it. I just like the look of it being made, even though I don't see it until I go to bed, haha.
     
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    Oh, now I do like the look of a made bed...so crisp and clean! If I were wealthy I'd have it made. :)
     
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    I do everyday.
     
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    I am in such a hurry in the morning that the bed doesn't get done until I get home in the afternoon.
     
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    It's made every day--by whoever gets up last, usually my husband.
     
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    I never made my bed until this past summer. When I lived at home, Mom always made all the beds every morning. When I was in college, I did make my bed since it served as my sofa during the day.

    Once I got married, I didn't make the bed because DH was always still in it when I left for work. When he got up, he always straightened the bed and then turned it down.

    For the past couple of years, DH hasn't been here very often at night, so I haven't made the bed. I started this past summer making it as soon as I got out of bed. DH asked why I'd started making the bed.

    When I started making the bed, I also started opening the blinds and curtains every day.
     
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    My fiance is exactly the same way. He didn't even know that another sheet went on after the fitted sheet. I used to fight it but I have given up and now we just sleep with a fitted sheet and blankets that get washed once a week. But I love the day when the cleaning lady comes and puts on a real sheet:)
     
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    Sue, that was me...I thought you just chose to use one or the other. :)
     
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    I make my bed after I wash the sheets, and when we have company. So, most of the time it is left unmade. The only time I made my bed on a regular basis was when I was in college and people would see it.
     
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    My bed gets made about 2x a week. My husband is an EMT and works nights. As I'm leaving, he's coming in - we have usually 2 or 3 days when we are actually home at the same time.
     
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    My son said on board ship they made their beds once a week and slept on the deck.
     
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    Every morning-except when I wash them. I don't always put all of the decorative pillows on though.....
     
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    I never put on the pillows.
     
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    My mom makes her bed before she gets into it. It doesn't matter if my dad is already sleeping in it or if she is just got up to go to the bathroom.
     
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    My mother used to expect me to make my bed every morning. When I was a teenager, and she stopped checking on me at night, I used to sleep on top of the made bed with just a blanket so that all I had to do was fold the blanket and tug everything into place!

    Now, it gets made once every other week...when the sheets get washed.

    If I'm at camp in Maine, it gets made every morning because everyone sees it.
     
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    I HATE getting into an unmade bed!
     
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    So do I.
     
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    I hate getting into an unmade bed sooo I make it every night before I get in. DH doesn't seem to know how to make it in the morning. I try to make it around him but he messes it all up.

    Should where is your camp in Maine?
     
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    Every day. I couldn't crawl into a bed that had been rumpled all day.
     
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    I make mine every day too. If its not made, I just see clutter and mess.

    I'm with the other posters though regarding the top, flat sheet.....why is that there? Its such a pain. I finally got rid of ours and the kids'. We now use fitted sheets with a comforter covered in a duvet slip. Has the same feel without the tangled mess.
     
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    Let's see ... the last time I made a bed I immediately had to go outside and do calisthenics with 50 other guys and then we all marched around in circles for three hours.
     
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    Only when my mom comes to visit....she's 2000 miles away so not that often ;)
     
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    Only when I change the sheets and the one day a week my cleaner comes :)
     
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    I should add that my two children are firmly in the "why should I make my bed, I'm only going to sleep in it again tonight" camp.
     
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    Thanks Sarge, You just made me laugh.
     
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    If DH is home, we will take a couple of minutes and make it. He is gone most of the week, and I have to be honest - it doesn't get made.
     
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    I only make my bed when I change the sheets, and very rarely when company comes over (they shouldn't be in my bedroom anyway!). I think I help my mom make her bed more often. I just like the cozy feeling of a bed ready to go. Simply pull the sheets over me and snuggle up with the dog.

    RE: Flat sheets
    When it's hot (like it is here 1/3 of the year) I use only them. Other wise we pile up with the comforter and quilts the 1/3 of the year that it's cold.
     
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    Only when my mom comes over and she is the one to make it. I change all sheets on all beds on Saturday or Sunday mornings. I put the clean sheets on the bed and dirty ones get washed and put up until the next week. Every 6 months or so I take the comforters to the cleaners that we use as blankets. I never make beds at home but I do in our condo because I want to leave that very clean and neat all the time because I want people to realize that is how I want it kept.
     
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    That would be a big giant negative. We just fall in every night.
     
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    Absolutely every morning. If I happen to be rushed in the morning and don't have time, then I make it before I go to bed. I can not go to sleep in an unmade bed. Weird, I know.
     
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    Ours never gets made.

    There isn't really a good way to make it, because BF and I don't share blankets, so if I made it, everything has to get pulled apart when we go to bed. Plus, he is the last one up, and I seriously doubt I will ever see the day that he makes the bed every morning.
     
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    Oh, we have pretty much given up on flat sheets too. I don't like them - would rather just have a blanket on me. BF will grab one when it is hot.
     
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    We use flat sheets year round with a comforter, but add a blanket in the fall when it gets cold.

    We make the bed everyday. Or I should say, I make the bed everyday. Sometimes DH will and it's so nice to find that it's been done. I make my side the moment I get up. When dh leaves the room, I make his side too.
     
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