Doing this simple thing could completely change your day (and maybe your life)

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but making your bed every day gives you an overall better sense of self.

You can definitely wake up on the wrong side of the bed but it turns out of you just make your bed immediately after that, you can still have a good day.

According to a new survey from Best Mattress Brand, of 1,000 people, half of whom were regular bed-makers and half who tended to avoid this chore like the plague, those who make their bed basically will not only kill it at work that day but also just be an overall happier and more productive person.


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Over 80% of bed makers found that doing even this small task helps them be productive all day and 74% of them feel more accomplished overall at the end of the day (this was only true for 50% of non-bed makers.)

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but making your bed every day gives you an overall better sense of self – not quite as catchy, but it gets there.

Worker bees

Even more interesting is how bed makers versus non-bed makers approach the workday. First of all, 34% felt “very productive” at work while it was 21% for the non-bed makers. But more non-makers (63%) felt “productive” than bed makers at 58% but that is a small difference.

What is especially interesting though is 63% of makers start work immediately when they go to work while this was only the case for 37% of non-makers. They are too busy walking around the office feeling unaccomplished.

A made bed means you are made

And making your bed can basically change how you approach your whole life. Amongst other things you are more likely to feel better about investing money, exercising and healthy eating. Take a look at the list below.

Bed-makers are also cleaner overall, unlike the disgusting trolls who don’t make their beds. Over four-fifths of bed-makers said they have a clean home while it was less than two-thirds of non-makers.

Interestingly, bed-makers were also twice as likely to never let food in the fridge go bad than their non-bed making (slovenly) counterparts.


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Meredith Lepore|is the Deputy Editor of Ladders and can be reached at mlepore@theladders.com.