Generally speaking, when I go to bed each night I pile all my stuff (you know, keys, wallets, and so on) on the coffee table. That way, I know where all this stuff is every morning, and I don't have to waste time searching for it; God knows I'm a shambling, barely-literate mess in the mornings as it is, and anything that adds to my list of intellectual tasks at hand increases the chances for catastrophe significantly.
Our cat Molly, who is quite observant, has learned this little ritual, and it suits her just fine. Each morning, as I'm preparing to leave in the morning, she bounds over to the coffee table and waits for me to pick up my keys and wallet and whatnot, so that she can give her claws their morning sharpen.
On my leg.
She does have a scratching post, mind, which she uses all the time. To sleep on.