CLEAR THE CLUTTER ON TOP
Choosing a nightstand with interior storage is the best way to keep the clutter at bay. If you don’t like the heavy look of a fully enclosed nightstand, opt for a style with a combination of open and closed storage, like a drawer with an open shelf below. Storage within the bedside table allows you to keep the top clear and free for some simple decor.
If you still need extra storage, a decorative storage box is perfect for keeping small items organized but out of sight. The small box on top of my nightstand holds a few mementos that have sentimental value. Stacking a pretty vase on top of the box helped me add some needed height and scale to my nightstand styling.
DIVIDE & CONQUER: ORGANIZED NIGHTSTAND DRAWER
Think About What You Really Need in Your Nightstand Drawer
Clear It Out and Add Dividers
As with any organizing project, I recommend starting by emptying the drawer completely. You’ll likely find all sorts of things that don’t really belong there. Get rid of things you don’t need (donate, recycle, or trash) and then relocate the things you need but that don’t belong in the nightstand.
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