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    16 Ways To Prepare The House At Night For A Better Morning

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    1. Prepare everything you need for the perfect cup of coffee. Refill the water in your Keurig, put your choice of K-Cup in, put the mug under, and you'll save time in the morning getting all of this together. With a push of a button, your coffee is a-brewin'!

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    Fuel your obsession with the fall collection of flavors from Victor Allen. Don't forget to get a super-cute travel mug like mine!

    You can get the K-Cup variety pack on Amazon for $23.25 and the travel mug from S'Well for $35 (I have the 16oz, but it's also available in a 20oz!)

    2. Or, if you're more into iced coffee, you can get a cold brew maker and prep your coffee the night before. The next morning, all you need to do is pour it into your tumbler, add your favorite flavors, and head out the door!

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    This cold brew maker has a pitcher that's leak-proof and made from BPA-free Tritan that is stain-, cloud,- and odor-proof.

    Check out our full review of this cold brew coffee maker!

    Promising review: "This little filter is great. It makes the perfect amount of cold brew for a week for me. I usually steep for anywhere between 12–24 hours depending on how strong I want it to be. Grind your beans coarse and fill with filtered water and toss it in the fridge, can't be any simpler. I used to always drop $3–$4 a day on iced coffee or the VSC cold brew from Starbucks, so I can't imagine how much money this has saved me." —Jacob S.

    Get it from Amazon from $34.99 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    3. Write your to-dos of everything you want to get done the next day, or even for the whole week. Not only will this help keep you organized, but it can even prevent the late night "what do I have to do tomorrow" session we do before we fall asleep.

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    You can get yourself a planner like the Clever Fox one I own (which I am absolutely obsessed with) or a simple to-do list pad if you're a bit more minimal than me. Both are available on Amazon: The Clever Fox one is $24.99 (available in 12 colors), and the to-do list pad is $6.99.

    4. Tidy up the little things. You don't need to go on a crazy cleaning spree, but picking up random things that are laying around the house will have you waking up feeling refreshed when you see a lovely, clean home.

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    One of my favorite quotes I say *all* the time is "Don't put it down, put it away." It's my new mantra! 

    5. Prep your lunchbox. You can either make your lunch for the next day, or take a Sunday to prep for the whole week. Pro tip: You're more likely to enjoy making a lunch if you own cute containers *and* a cute lunch box!

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    Not sure what to make? Check out some of Tasty's easy lunch ideas!

    I personally do not like to eat five-day-old food, so I stick to making my lunches the night before *and* packing my lunch box. My lunch box is from Miniware, which is actually for children, but it works perfectly and it's so dang cute! 

    The lunch box is available from Miniware for $29 and the containers are on Amazon for $37.99

    6. It's daunting, but cleaning the kitchen the night before is imperative to a productive morning. No one wants to make a cup of coffee surrounded by dirty dishes, right?

    The Dawn Dish Spray spraying on dirty dishes in a sink
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    If you're lucky enough to have a dishwasher, huzzah! However, if you have to do them by hand, using a Dawn Powerwash spray will soften all the stuck-on gunk from your dishes, making cleaning an absolute ~breeze~. Additionally, a good sponge like the classic Scrub Daddy is the way to go. Soon, dishes will be your favorite care task. Okay, maybe not. Both are available on Amazon!

    Get the spray for $16 (comes with two refills!) and a pack of four of the Scrub Daddy sponges for $14.42

    7. Use reusable sticky notes to remind yourself of things you need to do in the morning, like give the dog their medicine!

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    These ones from M.C. Squares are some of my absolute favorites. They're wet-erase, so you just wash the ink off and they're ready to be used again. I also love that they stick on virtually any surface!

    Get a pack of six on Amazon for $19.99.

    8. If you already did the dishes after dinner (because you're some sort of 5-Star Adult), unload the dishwasher and put away all the clean dishes. This will basically give your kitchen a brand-new start for the next day.

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    9. Put everything you need for the next day right by the door. This will keep you from scrambling in the morning trying to find your keys or that one piece of paper for your next meeting.

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    Honestly, one of my favorite splurges was buying a hall tree. Being able to organize my bag, hat for my outfit, umbrella, and my backpack that holds all of my work things in one place has been ideal in making my morning so stress free.

    You can get a similar one to mine on Wayfair for $479.99 (available in two colors), or if you have a smaller space, this one from Amazon for $159.99 would be perfect!

    10. Get your medicines and supplements ready so you don't have to open 10 different bottles in the morning to take each one.

    The pill organizer and water bottle combo in a bright yellow
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    Buying a weekly pill organizer like this one would be a great way to keep yourself on track and *never* missing a dose!

    This water bottle pill holder has a seven compartments built into it and the pegs on the side prop it up, so you can load up your supply for the week. Also, the cap doubles as a cup!

    Promising review: "This is just what I needed for medications that I have to take on an empty stomach in the morning. It allows me to take them while still in bed and not have to delay breakfast for too long. Hand-washes well with regular dish soap." —MP

    Get it from the Grommet for $8.50 (originally $10).

    11. Do a quick sweep of the floors. This does *not* need to be a detailed job, but vacuuming up crumbs, pet hair, and general dirt from the day can help keep the house clean longer, but with less effort.

    The Dyson Detect vacuum off and on in a comparison photo to show all the hidden fur, text overlay says "look at all this fur"
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    I splurged a month ago and bought myself the Dyson Detect and let me tell you, it's absolutely amazing. It's wireless, so you can easily bring it around the house without having to deal with the long cord dragging along. It's lightweight, and comes with a couple of attachments. The best part? It has a laser light to show you of any dirt you might not see since it's nighttime. It's definitely pricey, but it's one of my best investments to date. 

    You can get the Dyson Detect for $699.99 or a more affordable wireless vacuum option (with over 14K reviews!) on Amazon for $154.99

    12. Wipe down the bathroom surfaces — including the toilet seat!

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    This is a great tip for anyone, but especially if you have a big family. No one wants to wake up in the early morning and use a sink full of old toothpaste or a dirty toilet right? Bonus points if you get a toilet bowl stamp that will keep the toilet bowl clean every time you flush!

    13. Check your food inventory to see if you need to pick anything up at the store after work the next day.

    The white board on a stainless steel fridge that says "groceries: eggs, milk, bread, and orange juice" in list format
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    You can even buy a pad to stick to the fridge and keep track of the things you're running out of. It really helps me to write them down as I see them running out at night, rather than trying to figure it all out right before I buy groceries for the week. 

    You can get the reusable wet-erase magnetic board I'm using on Amazon for $19.99.

    14. Reorganize your vanity from your GRWM session you did before work. The next morning, you'll be thanking past you for putting everything in its place.

    The acrylic organizers on a vanity
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    Acrylic organizers are a great way to not only *organize* your beauty products, but to store them where they're still visible, so you can see everything you own easily! 

    Promising review: "I received one of these as a gift, and loved it sooo much that I purchased a second one for myself. It arrived in perfect condition. The long slender drawers fit ColourPop and Tarte liquid lipsticks, single eyeshadow pots, and some mascaras or brushes depending on how they are laid out. The deeper drawers are great for multiple compacts of loose and pressed powders, beauty blenders, and miscellaneous items. The smaller shallow drawers are great for Ipsy type/deluxe sample size items, single shadow pots, or individual compacts of powders or highlight or blush. The top section fits nail polishes, liners, liquid makeup, setting sprays, brushes, face creams, etc. I wish the drawers were all-around bigger, but overall these are great! The dimensions are true to what are provided in the pictures. Be aware that the 6" measurement includes the handle." —Kperez

    Get a four-piece set from Amazon for $34.99

    15. Plump your cushions and fold the blankets. I know it seems silly, but I promise, when you walk into the living room and see the couch standing proud and tall, you'll feel so great.

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    16. And finally, pick out your outfit you want to wear the next day. Not only will it save you time, it'll reduce your stress and anxiety when you just *can't* decide on what to wear.

    Reviewer photo of the white and gold garment rack
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    A cute garment rack will look wicked aesthetic in your room, but also works as a great placeholder so you can visually see the outfit (or outfits for the whole week!) you'll put together. Plus, it's easier to access in the morning!

    Promising review: "What can I say, I literally love this rack. It looks like your own section of the mall cane home with you. It’s amazing and so beautiful." —Maggie Maikeo

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95.

    You, ready to start your morning:

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