Make Your Bed in 60 Seconds

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Do you love starting the day off with a carefully made bed?  Sometimes if I get up late, this is the first task I throw out the window.  It’s a tiny defeat that I don’t like to have right off the bat. But, what if I told you that I figured out how to make a bed in 60 seconds flat?!

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Now somedays I don’t even feel like  I have an extra 60 seconds.  But, most days I really have no excuse to not invest a measly one minute towards a more tidy room.

A while back, I was revamping my morning routine, which is one my classes in my Finding Time to Hold Dearly course.  Considering not even including bed making in my morning routine, I searched online for a faster way to get it done.

It seems that people don’t really know how to do this, I saw a few youtube videos.  But, they were just hurrying when they made their beds, I didn’t see anything super efficient.

Then, I stumbled upon an old forum online.  One person was saying that bed making is OCD and you shouldn’t start because you will go crazy and end up in a mental institution.   I’m not joking!  Can you even believe that?

I feel like a well made bed says to the world and to myself that the day has started and things are in order. The whole room looks better all day and a well made bed is so much more comfortable to crawl into at night.  So, obviously, I am from the camp that would like to find a way to make a bed in 60 seconds.

Finally, I dug around long enough in that forum to find some old military advice.  And the best part is, it really works!

How to Make a Bed in 60 Seconds

Here is my messy bed. . .

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  • First, while you are still in bed, sit up and throw the pillows onto the floor. Evenly distribute them, I have six, so I toss three on each side of the bed.

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  • Now, sit in the middle of the bed with legs outstretched. Pull all the covers up as high as you can and slide out one side.

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  • Finally, starting on one side, walk all the way around the bed ONE TIME. As you work your way around, straighten the covers, tuck in the sheets, replace the pillows, etc. until you reach the other side.

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TA DA!!  There, that’s better.

No more excuses.;)

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  1. Rebecca S. Smith
    September 1, 2017 / 9:13 AM

    This is such a good idea! I’m going to try it. I make my bed every day. It has about the same bedding as yours: five pillows, a sheet and a duvet. It takes too long to make, but I don’t want to change my bedding, nor my standards. I will apply your method! Thanks!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:37 PM

      Oh good, I hope you have a new success each morning to get your day started right!

  2. September 1, 2017 / 1:29 PM

    I Love this! I saw a video of a college commencement speech that gave the student the advice of making their bed every day because it starts the day off on a positive note by accomplishing the first of many task during the day they will face. Thank you for showing us a quick and easy way to accomplish the task of making our bed! ?

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:38 PM

      What a fun speech, I totally agree. Thanks for stopping by, Donna!!

  3. Brenda Chambers
    September 1, 2017 / 2:56 PM

    Gosh, I never thought of doing this. Thanks for the great post.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:39 PM

      Haha, try it and see what you think!

  4. Brenda
    September 1, 2017 / 3:42 PM

    Great time saver! I want to try this.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:39 PM

      You are welcome, all these little things start to add up to real time saved.

  5. September 1, 2017 / 8:26 PM

    Such a great suggestion! I am definitely going to try this tomorrow!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:40 PM

      Oh good! I hope it starts you off on a great day.

  6. Fonda Rush
    September 1, 2017 / 10:31 PM

    I learned long ago not to share covers with my bed partner. I think more unnecessary discussions start because of this. My wife and I have different needs. She is going through perimenopause, so she just uses a single sheet. I, on the other hand, might even use a quilt in the middle of summer. It isn’t worth fighting over. Consequently, we don’t make the bed. And, we’ll stick with what works!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:41 PM

      Sounds good to me, pick your battles, I say!

  7. Tanya Hulbert
    September 2, 2017 / 7:19 AM

    I almost feel like the entire house is messy if my bed is unmade. I also had my kids making their beds at a very young age. It really does help the day to start off feeling more accomplished. Even if I wash the sheets and am putting them back on super late in the day, I put all the pillows back on even though I may be jumping back in in an hour! Thanks for your tips!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:42 PM

      I know what you mean! That is so good that you are instilling the habit in your children, too.

  8. TB
    September 4, 2017 / 10:38 AM

    Oh my goodness! Throwing your nice clean pillows (where you put your face all night and breathe) onto the floor with millions of bacteria, dirt, dust, pet hair, etc.??!!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:43 PM

      Haha, well, don’t forget that pillows, faces and floors can be washed fairly easily. But, do what works for you, maybe toss to the end of the bed or onto a nearby chair.

  9. September 4, 2017 / 3:46 PM

    I have to make my bed. I always feel if the dishes are done or in the dishwasher and the bed is made the house looks clean, especially since my house is so open. I like how you show how to make it so quickly. No excuses for an unmade bed now.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:44 PM

      YES!! The dishes. and the kitchen counters!

  10. September 4, 2017 / 4:49 PM

    I have done this for yrs but I toss my pillows to the foot of the bed instead of on the floor

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:45 PM

      Good for you! I had never heard of it before.

  11. Margaret Linquist
    September 5, 2017 / 1:17 PM

    This is how I do my bed as well (except for the pillow part). It’s so much faster!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:45 PM

      Oh, you are so smart, good job! How do you do your pillows?

  12. Kalyn Abrams
    September 5, 2017 / 2:27 PM

    You really do think of everything Sarah!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:46 PM

      Aww, sweet friend. I am always learning, I will say that. xoxo

  13. September 6, 2017 / 7:30 AM

    Yup, no matter how you make it….a made bed starts the day off right….

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:46 PM

      I couldn’t agree more!

  14. September 6, 2017 / 2:35 PM

    I’m going to try this! I hate it when I’m too lazy/rushed/whatever to make my bed. It just makes the room feel sloppy!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 6, 2017 / 3:47 PM

      I know what you mean, it is tiny defeat that can snowball throughout the day.:(

  15. Cheryl
    September 7, 2017 / 9:46 PM

    Sarah, I have been making my bed everyday the way you shared since reading your post. It’s fast and looks good and starts my day off right. : )

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 19, 2017 / 5:46 PM

      That’s great! So glad that’s helping you!

  16. September 15, 2017 / 5:53 AM

    What a gorgeous bed you have!!! I wouldn’t want to get out of it in the morning. 🙂 I always make my bed when I get up. I hate going to bed in an un-made bed at night. Plus, if I make my bed in the morning, I feel like I’ve started the day being productive. Thanks for your handy tips!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 19, 2017 / 6:11 PM

      I know exactly what you mean! So glad I could help make it easier.

  17. September 22, 2017 / 7:17 PM

    Hello, Sarah!

    You have such a wonderful bed! Clean and crisp sheets and bed are one of my guilty pleasures. Glad you shared this technique on how to make our beds in 60 seconds. 🙂

    – Nicky

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      September 25, 2017 / 9:00 PM

      Hi, Nicky! So glad this post helped you!

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