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Smart Habit Saturday: Making the Bedroom a Haven Again

June 8, 2007

It’s Saturday again…time to review the habits I am trying to establish and decide if I want to implement a new one.

This Saturday, I want to start making a habit out of making up my bed every day. This is something I always did prior to marriage, and due to schedules early in our marriage when I worked outside the home (or maybe just due to my husband’s generosity), DH started making the bed in the morning, and I got out of the habit. This went on for about 5 1/2 years.

Shamefully, I must admit that now I have been home 5 1/2 years, and I have never regularly gotten back into the habit. My DH no longer makes the bed…after all, I am up last. There is something about going to sleep in a bed that has been made up during the day that just makes it feel cleaner. I miss that feeling. I also am tired of pillows laying all over our bedroom floor. Our bedrooms are supposed to be a haven of peace, and mine just isn’t right now. This is a small step to reclaiming the room.

I actually started this new habit three days ago, and I am going to try to keep it up, even if it means getting rid of half the bed pillows that irritate me as I put them on the bed each morning!

Now, for an honest assessment of how I am doing in my other SMART Habits:

10 Comments leave one →
  1. An Ordinary Mom permalink
    June 9, 2007 12:00 am

    I love climbing into a made bed at night. It helps me to sleep better. What a great habit to establish!

  2. Corrie permalink
    June 9, 2007 2:05 am

    Sometimes I wonder if leaving the bed unmade is my way of leaving my options open. I know I am more likely to crawl back in it if it isn’t all nice and made up already.

  3. Lady_MSnow permalink
    June 9, 2007 6:46 am

    I struggle with making the bed too! Maybe we can tackle this habit “together.” =)

  4. Rebecca permalink
    June 9, 2007 7:04 am

    An unmade bed has never bothered me but it does look a lot nicer when made. Good luck this week!

  5. Our Peculiar Life permalink
    June 9, 2007 8:13 am

    I think a made bed makes my whole room look better! And I love getting into it at night. 🙂 Good luck with your habit this week.

  6. Montserrat permalink
    June 9, 2007 10:43 am

    It’s amazing how much cleaner it makes the bedroom look just by making the bed. Good luck this week!

  7. Barb, sfo permalink
    June 9, 2007 2:06 pm

    It IS nice to have that made bed. I will actually make the bed right before GOING TO BED if it hasn’t been done earlier or if someone has messed it up!

  8. The Lazy Organizer permalink
    June 9, 2007 8:08 pm

    I have always struggled with making the bed. Sometimes I would make it and then my husband would come home two hours later from work and go to bed. I thought, why bother! But now I think it is worth it so I make it anyway. He is even starting to pitch in a little and help with it. At least his side anyway. Baby steps!

  9. My Ice Cream Diary permalink
    June 9, 2007 10:24 pm

    I am really loving my made bed. it is hard to make it on Sat and Sun because hubby gets up last on those days. I agree, I think I fall asleep faster in a made bed, and that is a good thing for me.

  10. Christine Rockwell permalink
    June 10, 2007 4:51 pm

    I love your post, in fact this was MY goal this week too! I can totally understand the pillow frustration, my DH complains about it everytime he sees them all over the floor, so to keep my 182 pillows my goal is to make the bed daily 😀 Good luck to you this week!

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