How did you do on your first day of the Home Organization Challenge? Were you able to stick to the 20/20 rule? It was pretty fun and easy to do, wasn’t it? I bet you’re able to see a difference. Keep up the good work and remember, the 20/20 should be done everyday until you’ve gone through the whole house. Don’t forget your goofy glasses and shake your booty music before you start, that’s what makes the job a game. Oh, by the way, I should’ve warned you yesterday, the 20/20 can get a little addictive, so be careful!
Day 2 – Make Things Happen
Tomorrow, as soon as your feet hit the floor, MAKE YOUR BED. It doesn’t matter if your sheets are dirty and tussled just get in there are do it. We want to start our day by making things happen and this begins by making our bed.
Finding the Fun, Gets the Job Done: Before getting out of bed, straighten all of the covers, pull them up over your head and then slip out of bed. This makes it easier to make your bed. *This tip is from a college roommate.
Benefits to making your bed
- Your bedroom will look a little better than it did yesterday.
- Promotes Better Sleep according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).
- When you sleep better, you perform better.
- Better sleep builds more muscle (advice from bodybuilders, trainers and fitness experts).
- Builds self-esteem.
- Outer order contributes to inner calm.
For the Kiddos: Have them make their beds too! Let them do it. The idea is to get them in the habit of making their beds – doing it well will come in time. Be sure to remind them every morning. When they have done it without being reminded give them a reward.
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I love your blog…have never before commented! I just wanted to let you know, I'm 57 and have been making my bed daily since I was a kid — don't remember how old I was when my mother taught me to do it — young! It's been the habit of a lifetime, and it really makes a difference, I think, to walk in the bedroom and see it nicely made! The very few days I've had an emergency or have been so ill it didn't get made, it was such a disappointment, that I promised never to let it happen again! I don't think about it, I just do it!! Thanks for all your helpful tips and ideas — I pin many and put them to good use!
Robin Buster says
Thanks for such a nice comment. It is truly amazing what an impact making your bed has. .
New to your blog, but following along on this challenge. My house really needs organizing! A tip to help even the youngest child make his own bed: forget the top sheet and just use a comforter; much easier to just pull up and. straighten the one covering.