14. Making the Bed Every Day

It’s something that was likely drilled into your head as a kid so that your parents would stop nagging you. But making your bed every single day may actually be detrimental to your health, even if it does look a little messy.

The reason is that when your bed sheets are pulled tight, and the covers are drawn, it traps the heat and moisture from your body and makes it dark, which is the perfect atmosphere for bed bugs. Leaving your bed unmade exposes them to light and allows your sheets to breathe so that the bed bugs won’t stick around.