Crisp hospital corners and tightly pulled covers are the cornerstones of a well-made bed, as every military cadet soon learns. Make your bed well enough to bounce a quarter off of with this illustrated guide, care of Esquire and Admiral William McRaven.
The devil is in the details: 6 inches between the top edge of the blanket and sheet, four inches to fold both sheet and blanket, four inches from pillow to fold. If you want to pass military inspection, you can even use a measuring stick!
While most of us don’t need to have a uniformly made bed every day, making your bed can set the tone for the rest of your day.