While becoming the optimal bachelor certainly is an art, little known to the non-bachelor community there is actually a lot of science behind the art. One of the main goals is minimalism, ie- where you try to minimalize the unnecessary things in life.
For example making the bed takes too much time. You minimalize it by never making your bed in the first place and leaving it just the way you left it for you're just going to mess it up again. I've gone so far as to even get rid of my bed because I never used it and now sleep on the couch in front of the LCD projector.
Or minimalizing children. I for example have zero. It makes life a lot easier.
CD's? Don't have them anymore, converted them entirely to MP3 and donated the CD's to goodwill.
Dishes? 1 spoon, 1 fork, 1 bowl, 1 plate. Never use them because I always eat out.
Now I can go on and point out other areas where the Minimalistic Principle applies in bachelorhood, however I have now achieved another great milestone in minimalism;
I can fit all my clothes into one hamper.
Oh sure, they're smushed in there pretty good (because folding clothes you see is just another waste of time), and probably have the molecular density of uranium, but they're in one good size hamper. This has permitted me to get rid of my dresser (which I never used anyway because my clothes would migrate from the drier to the bed and the floor and stay there until used) and frees up more room for my video game cabinet.
Yes, another Achievement in Bachelor History!
Young aspring, junior, deputy and otherwise official bachelor economists should take note.