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How Making Your Bed Can Make Your Day Better

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BU chapter.

For me, the hardest part of school has always been waking up. That hasn’t changed in college either; starting your day is always a struggle. For me, I have to set ten alarms and then drag myself out of bed with one eye open and my hair all over the place. Once I’m up, I’m ready to start my day, but not without making my bed.

At home I never made my bed. I loved a messy bed that had a thousand blankets and pillows on it. But now that I’m in college, I’ve realized in such a small place, every inch of neatness counts for a better living situation. Making my bed has helped make my room look put together before I even leave it for the day. 

Not only does a well-made bed keep my room looking clean, it starts my day off with a neat headspace. Even though it only takes me maybe five minutes to make my bed, it is five minutes of doing something for myself. Making my bed gives me time in the morning that is solely focused on making it look pretty. I’m not focusing on everything in college that stresses me out, like studying. While making my bed, I don’t have to think about anything other than “where do I want to put my throw pillows today?” 

Starting my day off with a made bed sets the tone for the rest of my week. If I know I’m going back to a clean dorm, it makes it that much easier to get through the day. If I know I’m going back to a messy room, I procrastinate around campus and wind up getting to my dorm later at night without much time to do anything. 

I find that the more pillows and blankets I have, the more motivation I have to make my bed. If I don’t make my bed, everything winds up staying on the floor all day creating a mess for both me and my roommate. I find that with decorative bedding, I make the time to rearrange everything and make it look nice.

I guess making my bed every day also serves as a mode of procrastination for me. I tend to take my time so I don’t have to go to class or do my work. But I promise, making my bed just puts me in a better mindset, it’s not just a stalling tactic. It makes me feel put together even if I’m having a hard time juggling everything. 

The best part of making your bed in the morning though is getting to snuggle back into it at night. You’ll be glad that you decided to make your bed when you’re getting ready to go sleep and you get into nice, fully warm sheets. Sweet dreams lovelies! 

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Delanie is a senior at Boston University who loves Pavement's iced tea and the Charles River. She has a passion for writing and is on an adventure to find the best coffee shop in Boston. 
Writers of the Boston University chapter of Her Campus.