I don’t think we should primarily aim to “make the bed”.

I believe there are more hygienic priorities than making the bed first thing in the morning. Have you cleaned your toilet this week? Have you mopped, swept or dusted your entire house this week? Have you disinfected your door knobs? Did you do the laundry? Did you take out the trash before you slept last night? And wash all the dishes? Is your oven and fridge clean inside and behind? So you get the picture.

I never understood why the bed has to be made as the first sign of cleanliness. How does moving the sheets and blanket make a difference in the world of bacteria and germs? I guess to protect the sheets from dust? And thereby protecting your body when you are asleep?