One of my goals this month was to organize my nightstand. I’ve done this before in the past, but I really liked what I did with it this time and I’m excited to show you!
So, here’s a typical look at the top of my nightstand pretty much every day. Oh, and you will have to forgive the quality of these photos. It’s super dark in our room due to the blackout curtains.
I usually have some amount of books, journals, notepads and/or planners piled on the top, along with lotions or a cup of tea. And my headphones, since I usually listen to music at night before going to bed.
And when I clean off the nightstand, the first or top drawer looks like this:
There is no rhyme or reason to the drawer until I went to Ross one day and had an epiphany. Instead of trying to find a multitude of random, or matching, organizer sets for the drawers, why don’t I use a silverware organizer? The one I found fit perfectly!
So, from top to bottom, I have my lotions – one for everyday use, one for a little more pampering on the weekends. Then my candle lighter for my candle on top of the nightstand. Then, I have two handheld warmers, chapstick, and nail care. And colored pencils below that. Then there was a compartment for my fit bit and headphones. And a final compartment for pens (I found a lot in that drawer) and highlighters.
Now, there were some things in that drawer that went other places – cards that went into the office, other small things that I threw away. For the other two drawers, there really wasn’t that much in them in the first place. Drawer two had a bunch of things I used when I was pregnant – carpal tunnel braces, wraps, things like that.
Instead, I now use that drawer to hold all of my journals, planners, notepads, and books that I’m currently reading or using. I don’t get to all of them every night, but I do like to have them on hand to use as I wind down from my day.
For the final drawer, I did very little because there was very little in it, to begin with.
The frames are for a continual wall art project that I add to each year, and the snuggle hottie is used during that time of the month. It’s fragranced with Lavender and Chamomile which help me sleep as well.
So, that is the entire project completed! It’s so nice to have everything accessible again. And it helps my bedtime routine to go a lot smoother as well!