From the time I can remember my mother has always made sure we kept the house clean and tidy at all times.  For the longest time I use to grumble and complain, it’s not like guests were coming over.  She would make us clean up the kitchen, sweep the floor, mop the floor and then dry the floor with a dry towel (all on our hands and knees mind you), for imaginary guests that never showed up.

Not everything stuck, but the one thing that did stick was making my bed.  It’s the one habit that formed over the years and to this day I can’t leave the house without making my bed.  It’s just not my mother that thinks this habit should be instilled in everyone, Admiral McRaven has the same thoughts, “If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right. And, if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made—that you made—and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better. If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.”

Take a look at how I make my bed:

When they asked me to come in,

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