Closed September 2017

Clutter Video Tip: 5 Reasons You Should Make Your Bed Every Day (Like Your Mom Said…)

Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning? Maybe that’s because you didn’t make your bed yesterday. It’s an easy chore to forget in the hustle of the day, but watch this video for 5 reasons why you SHOULD make your bed every morning. That should help you sleep tight.

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Hi. I’m Lorie Marrero, creator of the Clutter Diet book and on-line program, and today I’m going to give you five good reasons that you should make your bed every day like your mom said. So let’s get right to it. So, number one, you want to start your day right with one super easy success. So, it takes less than three minutes to make a large king-size bed, even with lots of decorative pillows on it. And if you don’t believe me, you can time it and see that I’m right. So, why not take less than three minutes to have a big checkbox of success for the morning that feels really good.

Number two, if you leave something undone, like not making your bed, it gives you a subconscious message that this room can be let go a little bit. So you do. So it becomes the next thing, and the next thing. Clothes on the floor. Shoes left out. And if you make the bed, you feel like the room is kind of finished and you want to keep it that way. The same thing with the kitchen, if the dishes are left undone, then the whole kitchen kind of starts to go downhill. So think about this: Maintaining something good is much easier than recovering from something much worse.

So number three, making your bed gives you a large, smooth work surface. So if you’re going to do some projects like organizing your closet, or organizing drawers, or maybe packing for a trip, it is a nice staging area; it gives you a lot of accessible work surface that is a nice height for you to work with. And the bonus is that it is very motivating to finish because you have to go to sleep that night. So you’ve got to get it done, right?

Okay, number four, you want to set a good example for your kids. Do you want your kids to see you taking good care of yourself and your belongings and your environment? Or do you want your kids to see that disarray is normal? You be the judge.

And the best reason of all, number five, you deserve it. When you walk in and out of that room the rest of the day and the bed is made, you’re going to be so glad because it looks nice, and it feels good to be in that room. And when you go to bed at night and the sheets are all straight and smooth, you’re going to get into that bed and feel a lot more comfortable, and it is a gift that you give to yourself. You definitely deserve it. So just take that less than three minutes and do it. If you do want to time this, because you don’t believe me, you can use a timer – we actually sell one of these in our store; I’m not even sure if you know we have a store – I’ve just hand selected a few products that I recommend very often, and that are very practical and cool. So you can check that out at

See you next time, and may you always be happy and grateful for having more than enough.

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One Comment

Eric West

As a kid I hated making my bed. Now I love the clean, organized look of having the bed made. The bed is such a focal point that it can really bring up or bring down the room. Making the bed makes the entire room look better and feel more organized.


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