Simple enough, but apparently this is a big factor in a person’s level of happiness. I’ve actually been working on this for the past month and it really works! I always feel happier in an orderly room, and because the bed is the biggest item in my bedroom, when it is in disarray, the entire room feels messy even when it isn’t. On the other hand, when the bed is made, I hardly notice Joe’s pile of clothes or my overly large stack of books on my nightstand. It also feels calming and restorative when I head to bed at night and my bed is nicely made.
Read this post by Amy Hackworth and the corresponding links. Then give it a try. The resulting happiness is definitely worth the effort of taking a few minutes each morning to make your bed.