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.

Leave Your Comment Below…

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

  1. Deirdre says:

    That only took me about 2 minutes, so I spent the rest of the time next door at my sewing table where I’d made a mess the other day. Two clean spaces!

  2. Cecilia L. says:

    I did barebones on this one…can’t wait to go back and do the “Got an Extra Five Minutes” tasks to make the whole area a sanctuary. I did cull/straighten the books and put a pretty cloth on the bedstand. It is encouraging.

  3. Laura B says:

    I have been working in my bedroom as I have my daughters do the same task in theirs. This was easy for me because of that!

  4. Leanne says:

    This is one of the most difficult areas to keep clean, especially with kids (books, cups) and my ever-growing pile of must reads… Got through my side of the bed, now do I dare go through my husbands? 🙂

  5. Megan says:

    I had to finish this one late last night because we were busy spending time with the family for Easter. So I went right to bed after I was done. 😉

  6. Dandi Bond says:

    Ha! I actually did this yesterday, but came back and started reading everyone’s comments and forgot to leave my own!!!


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