How and why do YOU make your bed?


In my childhood, I was always schooled to make my bed in the mornings. My mother's almost daily and gentle (yeah, right) reminder, "MAKE YOUR BED!" still on occassion rings in my ears when I look at my bed and either don't have the time or want to make the effort to put it together as it should be. Because grabbing a handful of bed linen and pulling the lot up to the top of the bed to kinda-sorta straighten it out ISN'T the same as taking an extra couple of minutes, because it really doesn't take any longer than that, to:
1/ retuck the bottom sheet,
2/ pull taught and center the top sheet along with the blanket/bedspread/duvet, whatever the preference, and fold those back to show off the gorgeous design that attracted you to buy the sheet set in the first place,
and lastly
3/ plump up the 1 or 2 or 4 (or more?) pillows.
Ta-da! It's that quick and easy. REALLY. And totally worth it when, at the end of your day, and you retire to your bedroom, there's the welcome sight of a tidy bed waiting to receive you and treat you to a relaxing sleep as opposed to having to wrestle with rumpled and dishevelled bed linen just to get in.
So really, if you think about it, 5 minutes in the morning TOPS! (equivalent to 0.005% of a 17 hour day) = a hassle-free winding down and thus a restful night's sleep. That sounds logical and worth it, no?

Here are a few links to peruse on how and why to make your bed.
Let us know if you agree or disagree on the 'how' or the 'why' or have any time saving tricks to share.

http://www.marthastewart.com/911899/how-properly-make-bed
http://www.howcast.com/videos/327-How-to-Make-a-Bed
http://hellogiggles.com/8-reasons-make-bed-morning/#read

Check out this photo of a well dressed bed.

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