Organizing a bedroom doesn't just mean to organize a closet or a chest of drawers. It also is referring to organizing your bedroom nightstand. While nightstands take little time to organize, they can be an eyesore when going to bed at nighttime. And, during the night, in the dark, it can be difficult to find the one thing you are feeling around to find. This week, we will be talking about ways to make this small but necessary area more organized with handy organizing tools.
Bedroom Nightstand Organizing Essentials
Finding the Right Nightstand
First, let's start out with getting the right nightstand to minimize clutter. Look for a table that has at least a few shelves or one or two drawers. If you wish to use something without drawers, make sure you have a closed shallow bin to hold small items. This way you don't need to worry about stuff tumbling over in the middle of the night. Watch out for nightstands with open shelves. They sound like a good idea, but they can get quite dusty which will just add to your cleaning routine. And, no one wants to add work to their chores. I particularly like nightstands that have legs so I can vacuum under them often to minimize the dust. I am not a fan of moving furniture often so making it easier for me to vacuum is always a plus. (Please note these are affiliate links through Amazon and at no additional cost to you, I will earn affiliate fees if you decide to make a purchase.)
Organizing the Small Stuff in the Nightstand
Now that you decided on a nightstand, you can start by organizing your little things that are stored on your nightstand. My favorite way to organize a nightstand drawer is by using drawer organizers. You can get these in different sizes and it can fit nicely in the drawer. If you write in a journal, getting a bin that is large enough to fit your journal is helpful so that nothing is laying on top of these divided bins. If you have deeper drawers, stop by your nearest dollar store and purchase some of these deep bins. I've used these blue ones below in my nightstand for large headset storage. (Please note these are affiliate links through Amazon.)
Finding a place for the Jewelry on the Nightstand
Have a place for your daily used pieces of jewelry. If you are like me, you take off your watch, rings, and other things when you go to bed. These items should have a home when you aren't wearing them. Look for a bin that is large enough for all things you need to take off at night time. You can store these items all in one bin to minimize the number of things on your nightstand. It can also hold other things like cell phones and change if you want. Here are some suggestions I found on Amazon for the bin holder. (affiliate)
Finding a place for the Charging Cables on the Nightstand
To help you keep your charging cables in order, get some of these cable clips. Hiding them in the back of the nightstand will make it look less disorganized. I have a large one that I adhered to the side of my nightstand and it holds several cables. When nothing is plugged in, the cables can easily be tucked on the side where no one sees it. (Please note these are affiliate links through Amazon.)
Finding a way to store Books on the Nightstand
If you want to store a book or two you are currently reading on your nightstand, look for bookends that can easily hold the book upright. Or, you can use an empty drawer to store the books. Keep in mind that if you have too many books on your nightstand it can get really messy and will collect dust. Breathing in a lot of dust on a nightly basis isn't good for anyone so improve your health by minimizing the dust in your bedroom. (affiliate)
While there are many things we store on and in our nightstand, make sure everything has its own place to make the area appear less cluttered. Each person's nightstand is personal to them and should be organized to help them find things in the dark as well as during the day. These items above are just the main organizing essentials for any nightstand. Make sure you organize the other items that weren't mentioned here. Below are posts from other experts that will help you organize your nightstand.
Now it's your turn, what else do you store on your nightstand? Please leave a comment and how you organize it below so others can get even more tips. Sweet dreams.
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