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Making your bed is one of the first things you’ll have to contend with in a day. There are many different ways to make a bed, although they usually follow a similar basic formula.
Before thinking about how to make your bed, it is important to consider whether you should make your bed. There are some important points backing up both sides.
Not making your bed at the start of the day may help to kill dust mites living in your sheets, although expert opinion on the issue is mixed. Researchers have linked the presence of dust mites to asthma and certain allergies. If you are sensitive to dust mites, consider leaving your bed unmade for a few hours after waking.
Another point to consider is whether you personally care that your bed is made or not. If you are the type of person who is bothered by the messy look of an unmade bed, then it would be best to make it. If you only see your bed when you sleep, or you’re unaffected by its looks, then it may not be worth it to make your bed every day.
Making your bed at the start of the day is a quick way to get into a productive mood for the rest of the day. Decluttering your space can help you to declutter psychologically by removing chaos and distraction from your environment. Additionally, if you use your bedroom as a living space, then your bed will always look presentable and be ready for use. Lastly, you are able to climb right into bed at the end of the day with no added effort.
Most basic bed setups consist of 2 to 3 major bed layers:
Follow these steps for a standard way of putting a bed together:
There are many different types of beds and just as many ways to make them. Here are some alternative ways of putting a bed together.
A futon is a traditional Japanese style of bedding that is laid out on the floor at bedtime. Futon sets are easy to fold up and pack away when not in use. Futon sets typically consist of a mattress, a comforter, and sheets for both pieces. Assembling a futon bed is a different experience from making a Western bed, but not a difficult one.
Follow these steps to make a Japanese futon:
The square corners style refers to a tightly-tucked, efficient method of putting sheets on a bed used by hospitals, the military, and hotels. Folding a bed with square corners is a slight variation on a standard method of making a bed. The top sheet is tightly tucked around the mattress in a way that prevents the corners from bunching up.
Follow these steps to get tight, square corners on your bed: