I don't make my bed. Well, very rarely. I grew up having to do it each and every day, complete with bedspread. I hated doing it, so now I rebel and don't. I will if I'm having company, so as not too appear too slovenly, but just for me, nope.
I also only use a smidge of laundry detergent. I do mine about every 2 weeks, anywhere from 6-8 loads, and I buy a 32 oz bottle, which will last me 6 months or more. they say use 1/2 cap for normal loads and almost a full one for larger loads, but i've found that a couple of tablespoons is more than enough. saves me money, and i don't get that icky feel of too much soap in my clothes!