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Ask Flipped: Should I make a new bed every day?

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Seems like a lot of work

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Dear Flipped,

What’s this I keep hearing about making a bed every single day? I already have a bed, and what’s more, I’m not ashamed to say that I bought it fully made from a furniture store. I have a full-time job, three kids to take care of, and I volunteer at my local community center. I do not have time to be constructing a brand new bed every single day of my life. Who actually does this? How do they afford all that wood? What do they do with the old beds? Why don’t I see discarded beds sitting on the corner like Christmas trees every day? Something doesn’t add up.


A Reader


Dear Reader,

If you don’t want to observe the dictates of a civilized society, that’s your choice. The rest of us will be over here, waking up at four a.m. every morning to begin construction on a new bed, and then disassembling the old bed for firewood (to answer one of your questions).

What you choose to do in your own home is between you and your conscience. But I certainly hope that if you ever have guests over and they catch a glimpse of your days-old bed sitting there, they will not be so revolted that they flee from the premises.

Good day,


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