10 things exceptionally organised people do before bed

10 things exceptionally organised people do before bed

Admit it - you've always dreamt of being one of those super organised people.

You know the type - the ones that always have everything under control, even at 6am in the morning. Those mystical humans that wake up calm, get the kids ready, serve breakfast, dress themselves in an outfit that doesn't suggest insanity, and proceed to walk out the door, calm - no sign of stress or sugar puff stains in sight.

Becoming one of those people is easier than you may think. By adopting and repeating a few new habits, you'll train your body and mind to do things organised people do automatically.

Try these 10 things exceptionally organised people do before bedtime today, and you'll be waking up and strutting out the door more calmly than you ever thought possible.

1. Check your calendar every night

phone calendar
Owning and regularly checking a calendar is a great way to get organised.

Organised people always know what they've got on tomorrow.

Once you've had dinner and a chance to sit down, check your calendar. You'll not only be able to get into the right mindset for the day ahead, but also know what you'll need to make it a success.

No more forgotten lunches, important documents or missed appointments!

2. Organised people pack their bags at night

Once you know exactly what you've got on the next day, you'll be in a better position to get your bag(s) ready.

Get your gym kit ready, pop your snacks in the front pocket, and perhaps throw in a change of shoes or an extra layer - organised people are always prepared, so pack anything you might need.

3. Make tomorrow's lunch before going to bed

Curry packed lunch
Pack your lunch in advance and you'll be able to enjoy some really tasty treats!

Going to need a packed lunch tomorrow?

Finding the motivation to pack tomorrow's lunch when you're feeling tired and worn out isn't easy, so make it a habit!

Whilst the rice for your dinner is boiling, or the broccoli is steaming, start prepping for the day ahead.

Make your salad, sandwich or soup and put it in a container at the front of the fridge so it's ready to grab in the morning. It will save you so much time and you'll feel oh so organised the next day.

If you want to get even more organised, start meal prepping. Learn how in my guide to meal prep.

4. Clean the dishes before you go to bed

organised people clean the dishes before they go to bed
Wake up to a clean kitchen.

Cleaning the dishes before you go to bed is the last thing you'll feel like doing, but you won't regret it come morning.

The last thing you need when you're trying to sort breakfast in the morning is a leftover mess from the night before. Clean the dishes before you head to bed, and you'll only have new mess to deal with come morning.

Make cleaning up easier than ever by checking out these 6 pot and pan cleaning hacks.

5. Organised people check the fridge for supplies

Super organised people are always planning ahead.

Check the fridge before you leave the kitchen, and you'll know what supplies to pick up (if any) for tomorrow's supper.

This will avoid you having to rush out to pick bits and bobs up after work, and mean less of those miserable-looking mid-week dinners made from scraps.

6. Why you should write a to-do list

To do lists make organisation easy!

To-do lists are organised people's best friends.

Once you've checked the fridge, you'll know if you need to pick anything up. If you do, pop that on your list. Also add any other errands such as 'take shoes to cobbler,' 'ring Gas company' etc.

Once you've discovered the magic of being organised, nothing will be left to the last minute again!

7. Plump cushions & tidy the living room daily

organised people tidy living room before bef
Wake up to a beautiful living room!

Make your living room as organised as you are.

Before you head to bed for the night, have a quick tidy of the living room.

Gather mess into a clutter baskets, reposition furniture, and plump cushions for a living room that feels calm and collected, just like the new you.

8. Put your clothes away before you go to bed

get outfit ready for tomorrow
Make sure everything is tidy.

Organised people don't have messy floors - fact.

Before you hop into bed, take a glance around the floor. If you've chucked today's clothes on the floor, your gym bag is spilling out or your shoes are scattered by the door, it's time to tidy.

A quick two minutes is all you need to get your room looking and feeling zen, ready for the day ahead.

Make your wardrobe as tidy as your room by learning how to organise your wardrobe in 5 easy steps.

9. Organised people wash clothes at night

Could some of those clothes that were scattered around the floor really do with a wash? Now's the perfect time.

Look through your laundry, add any additional pieces of clothing flung around the home, and pop a wash on.

They'll be ready to throw in the dryer come morning, and ready to take out by the time your home. Now that is one fine piece of organisation.

10. Get your outfit ready

Bed pillows and throw
Last bit of effort!

The final thing all organised people do before bed is get tomorrow's outfit ready.

Now you know exactly what you've got planned, you'll be able to pick something practical. Allowing yourself time to do this in the evening rather than morning will also avoid those 'thrown together' looks.

Hang it all up ready to go and you'll be able to start tomorrow right.

You'll sleep much better once you start adopting these habits organised people do before bed. For an even deeper night's sleep, check out these 13 bedtime habits you need to quit now for the best sleep ever.

I feel more organised already! How do you get ready for the day ahead?


Stephanie C


Lover of all things fashion & foodie...I look to satisfy my tastes without obliterating my budget. Wannabe interior designer, I'm an avid cushion cover maker and charity shop hunter.

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  1. Author Jules S. on October 9, 2017 at 8:33 am

    All sound advice and shows that it only takes a little effort to be more organised. I also set out breakfast bowls, cups etc the night before, check that the coffee machine is ready to go and put dog biscuits in clean bowls. If I know that I need to be as quick as possible in the morning, I also line up all beauty products in order in the window to avoid rummaging in the cupboard. Ditto for a quick makeup routine. My bag, keys and anything else I need will be lined up on the table. I add reminders to my phone calendar for absolutely anything I must do including phone calls, errands, letters, and things to check or order. I add items that are getting low to my shopping list immediately and take that list with me every day and call in for items wanted if I pass any relevant shops en route. This one sounds OCD, but I also keep an ongoing list for birthdays and Christmas and buy suitable gifts (especially if on offer!) as soon as I see them, then update the list. No last minute scrabbling before events! So much in life we can't plan or predict, but these, for me, help me to keep on top of chaos!

    1. Author Stephanie C on October 9, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Hi Jules. Wow, you really do sound organised! I bet you never forget anything at all. I particularly like the Christmas and Birthday idea - brilliant. Thanks for sharing with us :)

  2. Author Mary Clarke@sky.com on October 9, 2017 at 10:54 am

    who are these organised people, Oh my God, do they live in the real world a little bit of chaos is good for you, makes you stronger !

    1. Author Stephanie C on October 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      Hi Mary. Chaos is certainly a challenge - each to their own I suppose! :)

  3. Author Jules S. on October 9, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Haha! Parts of my life seem like total chaos but I have to balance that with things that I can control and can be organised. I'm far from perfect and have a messy spare room 'dumping ground' but day to day, I need some order.

  4. Author Audrie Naylor on October 13, 2017 at 8:43 am

    ooohhh I have a full spare room in my house, not a dumping ground on my part. I do my laundry at night, 1 load in the washing machine and 1 load in the dryer. We just don't have enough room in this house at all. I must admit I do not go to bed and leave dirty pots in the sink to be washed , nothing worse for me. I don't put anything out for morning, apart from the x 2 mugs, kettle filled ready. But I am NOT the best or most tidiest. I do have a calendar with appointments written in so I know when I am going., and where. I also think its each to their own. What suits one family is not going to suit another family.

    1. Author Stephanie C on October 13, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Hi Audrie. It sounds like you are doing pretty well! You make an excellent point about different things working for different families - it's about finding balance I think :)


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