Bedside Organization

This entry is part 31 of 40 in the series Hope for Homemakers

bedside table box

Since getting evening and morning routines going is so important to me right now, it would be helpful for it to be an organized process.  I took a look at my bedside table and could tell why I was having such a hard time starting and keeping an evening routine.  I didn’t even want to turn on the light on the table to read because it was such a clutter mess!

I thought I would get my bedside table back in order and give my evening routine the organized nudge it needs to get implemented nightly.

I know you want to see the before, so here it is.  Ack!

bedside table before

I basically removed everything from the table and started from scratch asking myself what things I need on my table to help me get my evening routine accomplished each night.  Only the things I truly need at my bedside are there now.  And the list is small:

  • An alarm clock (this almost didn’t make it back on the table because I use my cell phone as my alarm clock, but I kept it so I could know what time it was at a glance)
  • my nook (inside case)
  • pens (inside box)
  • a to-do list book (inside box)
  • a journal and a calendar (inside box)

That’s it!  And it feels so much fresher.  Having an organized bedside makes me want to do the things I need to do at night and then drift off to sleep thinking of how lovely (at least) one part of my home is.

bedside table box

The details:

My nook – oh my – my husband pushed and prodded me into buying this, but I am so glad I upgraded!  I can read the books I love to read (usually large tomes) without hurting my hands.  I can get my favorite magazine subscription on it.  And I can get on the internet and do some small tasks for the blog on it!  LOVE it!

3-Piece Hadley Book Box Set

I purchased the box from Target in the office supply section (brand: Room Essentials), though I really am dreaming of having something a bit more lovely.  The price and the function were right, so I went with it. I am hoping for something a little more like the ones above from Joss and Main.

The to-do list book is from May Designs and I LOVE it.  All of their notebooks are completely customizable, so you get what you need and the look you want.  I got mine through my subscription to PopSugar Must Have box (which is such fun – thanks to my husband!) .

I have a set of colored pens, because I like to write in different colors for different tasks while I am planning.  Yes, I am that person.

And that’s it!

bedside table organization

Are you looking to start and maintain an evening routine?  Have you considered organizing your bedside table with that routine in mind?  I would love to hear from you/challenge you to do this with me and share the results with me on Simple.Home.Blessings Facebook page or in the Hope for Homemakers group.  I can’t wait to hear about and see your organized bedside tables!

Bedside Table Makeover

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