One Simple Trick to Making Your Bed Every Day

published May 12, 2014
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Rob in PDX figured out one of the secrets to the universe: an easy trick to make sure you’ll make your bed every day, no matter what. And, because he’s a nice guy, he shared it with us:

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In the comment thread of our post, 5 Chores You Should Never Skip (Even If You Are Busy) , Rob wrote:

For me, the trick to getting myself to do these chores was to create habits that made sense. For example: the bed. I finally made a daily habit of making my bed when I combined it with my morning coffee ritual. There’s always a few minutes between pouring the water and when the coffee is ready. So, I make a pot of coffee and then make my bed while it’s brewing. I started that habit when I bought a new coffeemaker back in 2012. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t make my bed. I’m going to guess it was 2012.

It’s the same kind of thinking as the Apartment Therapy landing strip. Your stuff gets scattered because you don’t have a place for it when you walk in the door. Create a “landing strip” for that stuff and the mess never gets created in the first place. Similarly, create habits that fit what you’re already doing and the chores get done.

Thanks Rob!