This morning, as I was tidying up our bedroom, I decided to take a quick snapshot of the nightstands by our bed. On one side, it looks very plain & boring, while the other side looks
cluttered full & “cozy”.
This is my husband’s side of the bed. He keeps practically nothing on top of his nightstand except a lamp, bottle of water, a box of tissues (which I mostly use) & a small bottle of dry skin lotion. However, trust me when I say that the drawer is full of everything (chargers, glasses, nail clippers, headphones he never uses…& instead always asks to borrow mine, etc.). He usually tucks his laptop & work bag in the nook under the drawer & has a magazine rack tucked to the side to store his iPad & magazines he never reads. (My husband is not much into reading, unless it’s about cars, technology or a photo spread of Kate Upton in a bikini.)
This is my side of the bed. My husband says it’s cluttered, but I think it looks cozy. I have everything I could possibly need before I go to bed right at my fingertips! I enjoy reading (casually more than avidly), so I will always have a small stack of magazines & books next to my bed in case I get the sudden urge to read something. My drawer is not nearly as full as you-know-who’s. I’ve got a few essential items tucked away inside (pens, sticky notepad, my cheap Panasonic noise-cancelling headphones, nail clippers, a few dollar store nail files). I also keep my laptop underneath the drawer along with my can’t-live-without laptop cushion. Don’t let all of the stuff on my nightstand fool you. It may look “full”, but it IS organized!!
Being the neat freak that I am, I wouldn’t have it any other way but my way. I keep a lot of things by my bedside because I hate getting out of bed multiple times just to get one thing here & there. My husband & I like to sit in bed before we go to sleep & watch TV together and/or surf the Internet on our laptops together (usually while watching TV). We always have the habit of doing lots of things just before going to sleep. That’s our time to really relax, unwind, & spend quiet time together.