The other day I was scrolling Facebook and saw this post from Crystal Paine: “Why I Don’t Make My Bed Every Day.” Crystal writes the most interesting posts – I always love hearing her perspective on things, and this post is no exception. I totally agree with her reasoning and respect her statement that everyone is different, having different priorities and areas that make them feel like things are put together. It did make me think, though. I make my bed every day, usually before I leave the bedroom in the morning. Why is that?
There are two reasons why I make my bed every day:
#1 I like the way my room looks when the bed is made!
It’s okay to admit that you prefer order. Our room is very small, and the king sized bed takes up almost all of the floor space. When the bed is unmade, at least half of the remaining space is taken up with discarded blankets and pillows! It just makes my life easier to have everything off the floor, and the room looks SO much better.
#2 Choosing to make the bed equals choosing not to be lazy.
Hear me out on this one – reason #2 is personal to me. I’m not saying that you’re lazy if you don’t make your bed. I’m saying that I’m lazy if I don’t make my bed. Somewhere in my past it was burned into my brain that lazy people don’t make their beds, so I feel lazy if I don’t do this chore. For me, making the bed is about more than just pulling some blankets off the floor and arranging a few pillows. It’s a choice to not be lazy!
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27
Is there something you do just because you prefer it that way? What chore is a “must do” in your mind?