I always tell my clients to create a habit of making their beds in the morning.

And why?

For many reasons, but mainly because if you want to have your space looking nicer and organized (and the bed takes up practically the most space in a room) then why not start with the bed?

I read this article called "The Six Morning Routines that Will Make You Happier, Healthier and More Productive" and heard some other reasons, here they are:

  • Making your bed
  • Brushing your teeth
  • Showering
  • Shaving
  • Doing makeup
  • Pressing your clothes

These are all little tasks that can put you in good form for the rest of your day.

Such morning routines were pretty much expected a generation or two ago, but nowadays many people skip out on some of these steps as the culture has become looser.

An advantage of this more traditional routine is that in putting your house and appearance in order, you put your mind in order as well. As one admiral William H. McRaven put it, “if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made — and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.”

Recommended for: Creating a sense of order and dignity in your day. Giving you a foundation of meticulousness and conscientiousness to approach your later tasks.