If you have a teenager like I do, you know that they are really busy with friends, school work, and after school activities. Organizing their room is the last thing on their mind.
Steps on how to organize a teenagers nightstand
Here is the before picture of my daughter's drawer. Lots of pencils, pens, markers, a speaker, comb, brush, and small free stuff she received from a store years ago. Half the items in the drawer were not even used. It just was a place where she tossed the items when she was cleaning the top of the nightstand. Basically, it was a catch-all junk drawer posing as a nightstand drawer.
First, I emptied the drawer and sorted the items. As you can see above, the drawer needed some TLC. It was marked up a bit.
I recently went to The Container Store and found these dividers squares for drawers. They worked pretty well. All I did was measure the width and "snap" It broke off nicely and easily.
I first added Contact paper to the bottom of the drawer. It covered the marks on the bottom and made it look new again.
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Then, I didn't want all small squares as shown on the packaging because she had markers and pens and other longer items that needed to be in the drawer. So I added the thin space on the right side so it would keep the horizontal dividers stable.
What do you think? I thought it came out cute. Have you organized your nightstand recently? What is your favorite organizing item? Please share it in the comment section.
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