If I were to ask you what the key is to start your day off in a productive manner, what would it be? Let me guess, your answer is that first cup (or two) of coffee. While that cup of joe is a crucial part of our daily productivity, there is an activity that happens even before that.
This activity is making your bed! This is a daily routine activity that the majority of parents enforce in their homes. Have you ever wondered why your mother was so persistent that you made the bed before you left the house? Who really sees your bed anyway?
There has been tons of research done on this simple chore, but one survey from Best Mattress Brand, as reported by CNBC, has proven that out of 1000 people, half being those that make the bed and half being those who don’t, the ones that took the extra minute or two to make the bed and fluff the pillows did in fact have more productive lives. Three-fourths of those who made their bed also reported feeling productive at the end of the day, whereas only half of non-bed makers said they felt accomplished at that point. It could also be that those who make the bed in the morning are driven individuals to begin with. Regardless, making your bed is a great first step to become one of those driven individuals.
Here are some of the reasons to make this chore part of your daily routine.
Wake Up on The Right Side of The Bed
Everyone has those days where everything just seems to be off to a bad start from the beginning. You can’t explain why your day is so terrible other than simply saying “I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.” Not to say that all your bad days will disappear once you start making your bed every day, but you will see a dramatic decrease in them. This is because making your bed is an accomplishment that sets the tone for the entire day. Whether you recognize it or not, making your bed and accomplishing this task first thing in the morning gives you a little bit of pride! Rather than thinking “Well, here goes another day of getting nothing done,” you’ll start to notice yourself saying “Wow! One task was completed and then 10 other ones were too.”
The truth is, no task is too small, and the small things matter. Having this outlook will reinforce the idea that every task, no matter how big or small, matters.
A Clean Room Starts with the Bed
If you were to take a picture of a messy room with an unmade bed and then a second photo with the bed made, I bet the photo with a made bed would look a whole lot better. When you begin to notice the difference between your room with a bed that’s made and a bed that is not made, you will be inspired to pick up everything else. It will become easier, too. You would be surprised to learn that the room is not as much as a disaster as it seems.
An untidy bedroom can put a damper on anyone’s day. It’s no wonder those who don’t make the bed are more likely to have a bad day. When the room is a mess, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, especially if you have other tasks daunting you.
It Helps with Stress
If you are getting your eight hours (or more) of shut eye each day, the bedroom is where you spend nearly a third of your life. If you work in an office, you have probably noticed it is difficult to concentrate when it is unorganized. The same goes for your bedroom. It is difficult to relax and rest when your room is a mess. A clean, put together room will have you feeling relaxed with less burdens.
It Boosts Productivity
You’re probably thinking… “Well of course. Isn’t that what I just read about?” But there are so many ways this simple chore boosts productivity. If you want to know the science behind bed making, it’s best described as a keystone habit. Keystone habits lead to the development of other good habits. They create chain effects in your life that lead to a number of positive outcomes. Additionally, keystone habits lead to a greater sense of well-being and stronger skills at sticking with a budget.
Making Your Bed Enhances Appearance
In case you’re not convinced making your bed boosts productivity, you can’t deny the fact that it makes your room look nicer. It’s like walking into a luxurious hotel. Nothing is more attractive in a bedroom than the freshly made bed. But if you walked into the hotel room at the beginning of your stay and the bed was a mess, you’d be caught off guard and immediately turn away. You should treat your bedroom the same way hotel beds are treated.
So, if making a bed has so many advantages…why do so many people avoid it? Well, that early in the morning, it can admittedly be hard to function, especially if you are still half asleep. Another reason is because it can be complicated. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to wrestle a sheet around your bed at 6:30 a.m. That is why BedScrunchie is here to help! We want to help you accomplish that first task in the morning to ensure you live a happy, productive life.
If you are new around here, our BedScrunchie is the world’s first 360-degree fitted sheet tightener, holder and extender. Wondering how it works? It simply clips to the edges of your bed sheet and slides under your mattress without lifting. You will be in awe at your flawless looking bed with military corners.
The BedScunchie is a tool to help you accomplish the most important chore of the day. Once you have one, you will wonder how you ever lived without one! If you are not a daily bed-maker, we bet this is a game changer, and you will quickly learn to enjoy the task that you once avoided! Get ready to reap all the benefits of this amazing habit.