30-Day Organize-athon | Day 24: Organize Your Bedside Area

30-Day Organize-athon 24

Welcome to the 30-Day Organize-athon!

In today’s 5 minutes we’re going to organize your bedside table or nightstand.

Cool – let’s do it.

Day 24: Organize Your Bedside Area

Step 1: Remove anything from your bedside area that detracts from a sense of calm and tranquility, such as:

  • Computers, printers, laptops
  • TV
  • Paperwork
  • Kids’ toys
  • Exercise equipment
  • Work projects
  • Mobile phone
  • Laundry
  • Too many books
  • Too many magazines
  • Excess furniture
  • Random clothes
  • Unpleasant alarm.

Step 2: Toss or donate anything you don’t need or love.

Step 3: Relocate anything that belongs elsewhere.

And you’re done!

Got an Extra 5 Minutes?

Create a sanctuary around your bed. Add any of these to help create a relaxing, sleep-inviting space:

  • Lovely bed linen
  • Fluffy pillows
  • Cozy blankets and comforters
  • Soft lamps
  • Pleasant bedtime reading
  • Relaxing music and iPod dock
  • Water glass and bottle
  • A gentle alarm
  • Sleeping mask – if the sun disturbs you in the early morning
  • Ear plugs – if you need them
  • Scented candles or oil burner.

*yawns* Nap time anyone?

The 30-Day Organize-athon Mantra

Move fast. Don’t overthink. Let it go!

Start the 5-minute timer now.

Got a Question?

If you have questions about any of the 30-Day Organize-athon tasks, or the 30-Day Organize-athon program in general, please ask your question on this Q&A post or on this Facebook post.

I’ll put together a special Q&A post and answer the questions for you.

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Please leave your comment below to say you’ve completed today’s task.

See you tomorrow!

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Michele | Get Organized Gal

Michele is into writing, books, simplicity, love, TV, productivity, and staying thin in a world of chocolate.

114 thoughts on “30-Day Organize-athon | Day 24: Organize Your Bedside Area

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  2. Getting Sorted says:

    Well – beside my bed I have little couches for the little bodies in our house… I know we ALL do things different – some times with businesses, kids, family etc – the road of least resistance is the one that helps keep you sane…..

    Mind you that is no excuse for the endless toys that ALSO find their way in here – luckily they are all sorted and this task is DONE

    http://edaic.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/day-24-30×5-organize-athon-work-in-progress/

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  4. Yvonne says:

    I like to keep the bedroom clear and neat. So for this exercise, I cleared out my partner’s drawers of loose change and receipts. I have now put the change into the grandkids banks, with his permission, and he says he will go through the receipts…

  5. Karalyn says:

    Lots of magazines there waiting to be read. Got rid of them .. Out of date now anyway! Tidied as best I could but the whole room needs work to make it a sanctuary. Not my favorite room in the house but at least it look heaps better than it did. 🙂

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