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{Daily Task #17} Sort the bedside table


Task #17:

Sort out the top drawer of your bedside table – have in it just what you use each morning or evening.

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My Tips and Advice:

Bedside tables can get filled with everything!

For most people they are the area of the bedroom that tends to be filled with all the clutter we don’t know where else to put. From magazines we read at night, through to nail varnish, bits of jewellery we take off at night, random smellies, the contents of our handbag when we pull everything out of one bag and change for another…. the list really is endless!

(At time of writing I have taken a look at my own bedside table and the random items I found were old jewellery boxes (empty!), 12 pens!, sunglasses, loose change and lots of receipts…. – what have you got in yours? let me know in the comments below!)


Once it’s sorted however, then you really do feel a weight has been lifted.

You can find things much more easily, its to hand but still out of the way.


So, what would I suggest adding to your drawer?

  • Book / Magazine – just what you are currently reading ( or your Kindle** or other ereader)
  • A couple of bottles of water (in case you get thirsty you always have one to hand, and also if you need to take pills in the night etc…)
  • Torch – in case the power goes off
  • Painkillers – in case of a headache or other illness in the night
  • Pens and Notepad – so if anything pops into your head in the night you can write it down and forget about it
  • Handcream / lotions
  • Medications your take in the morning or evening
  • Charger for your phone/Kindle**/ipad etc.
  • Bed socks in case you get cold feet…

Basically only have what you really need to be able to grab at night, and nothing else.

How did you get on?

I’d love to know!  –  Why not write a comment below….


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One Response to {Daily Task #17} Sort the bedside table

  1. SJ M Aug 3, 2014 at 4:25 am #

    I find a box of tisses handy by my bed. Also teeth guard for occasional stress and teeth grinding. Teddy bear for company , eye drops, antacid , magnifying glass.Of course the other items of lotion pen pencil paper flashlight..which you call torch, phone and charger and a few books. Oh a small mirror And i keep note of calls i need to make once i wake up too.

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