I've decided it's time I act like a grown-up and start making my bed every morning. I didn't say this housekeeping challenge was rocket science, people. This is a habit many people pick up when they are just wee ones. I was not one of those kids. I've never been a morning bed maker. My excuse used to be that I often left for the day before my husband was out of bed. When I started working from home, I decided that the dogs would just mess it up anyway, so what's the point? (That is, indeed, my dog in the photo, demonstrating my argument rather nicely.) And now with a toddler, I could use the same excuse. But now that the dogs aren't nearly as playful as they once were and my little girl usually just slips under the covers for a mellow game of pretend sleep, I'm running out of excuses. I honestly think it just doesn't occur to me to make the bed in the morning. Seriously, I'm lucky just to get myself dressed for the day.
You may have noticed I said I'm not a "morning bed maker." What other kind of bed making is there? I make my bed at night, right before I get under the covers. I like it to be nice and neat and put together properly. I guess I will just move that step up about 17 hours, and I'll be golden. So, from this day forward, I will make a conscious effort to make my bed every morning and keep my countertops clean.