Often times our bedrooms are the last place we crawl into bed at night after a long day. But did you know that we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping in bed? Our bedroom should be a place of peace and tranquility that can allow us to rest and relax so we can get a good night’s rest and feel refreshed in the morning. The first thing you see when you wake up is your nightstand! Nightstand organization can help you get a restful night’s sleep and feel peace. So start your day (or night) off on the right foot by having a beautiful, well-organized nightstand.
Our nightstands can serve a great purpose in how we relax before sleep. An organized nightstand allows us to know exactly where the things are that we need so we can relax and maybe even read a book before bed. If you are in the market for a nightstand I recommend that you have a nightstand with a drawer. I know many people have just table-top nightstands without any drawers and they are constantly cluttery because they still want all of their things accessible. So things end up in a heap on top of the nightstand!
I don’t keep much in my nightstand but I know exactly where everything is! For my drawer, I simply used scrapbook paper to cover the bottom of it to bring in a slight gold polka dot pattern. Here is the link to my large 3-compartment organizer and the small 3-compartment organizer can be found in stores at Dollar Tree! So you could easily organize your own nightstand for about $3!
I have a tendency to get strokes of inspiration or remember things that I need to do for the next day, right before bed. For this reason, I keep a pad of sticky notes and pens in my nightstand. I also write personal notes or ideas that I have when I am reading a book. My ceramic round dish with the “M” on it was at Hobby Lobby for a few dollars. I use this little dish to put my earrings in it because it bothers me to sleep with them in. I also occasionally need earplugs, so I store those in my nightstand as well.
One of my favorite features is how I charge my phone. I really dislike charging cords showing all around my house so I go to great lengths to hide them as much as I can. In my nightstand, I have drilled a hole into the back of the nightstand drawer as well as the back of the nightstand. That way, I can pull my charging cord through the hole and charge my phone inside my nightstand.
Ideas of things to keep in your Nightstand:
- Sticky Notes
- Hair Elastics
- Ear Plugs
- Hand Lotion
- Reading Light
- Coaster (to protect the nightstand if you store a glass of water there at night)
Don’t keep things on top of, or in the drawer of your nightstand if you do not need it there. It’s so easy to just drop things on the nightstand after a long day! The cleaner your nightstand looks and feels the better you will start off your night and hopefully get a good night’s rest! I challenge you to assess your nightstand and decide what things are necessary and useful and only keep those things there. And if you want, go the extra mile and organize it with dividers or trays!
If you are looking for a way to keep your reading books off of your nightstand check out my post about my bedside caddy.