They tidy up
Before climbing into bed each night, professional organizer Virginia Brown spends 15 to 20 minutes doing what she calls a “once around” through her home. “This means turning out lights; picking up shoes, pillows, dog toys, and glasses and [giving] a final wipe of the sponge by the sink.” Just a few minutes in each room keeps piles and clutter under control, she explains. “This prevents the daily accumulation of stuff from becoming overwhelming by the end of the week,” she says. Check out these 13 things personal organizers would never tell you for free.
They prep the coffee
If you live and die by your morning cup of joe, get serious about nightly coffee prep, suggests Avery Amante of Organized by Avery. “I always set the coffee maker so that my first cup is waiting for me right when I wake up,” she says. These few minutes of organization before bed pay off in spades, she says, enabling her to tackle the day with that all-important cup of liquid stamina already in hand.