Last fall, my sister called me and requested that I do a post over organizing your nightstand. My sister never asks me to do a post, so I immediately wrote it down on my blog ideas list. It has taken me this long to actually get to it because of the dimensions of my nightstand drawer.
I have a very shallow nightstand drawer, so I couldn’t purchase dividers for it. They would be too tall. So, I have been collecting extra boxes since the beginning of January for this project. My plan was to cut the boxes to the right height to fit in the drawer nicely.
From the look of my side of the bed, you would think the drawer to my nightstand would be pretty well organized… until you open the drawer to see the reality.
Yes, that is what my nightstand DID look like. You can’t even tell what is in the drawer because of the large sign and book.
After I collected enough boxes, I gathered them together, measured the height of my drawer, marked around each box using a ruler and Sharpie, then cut them using a straight-edge blade.
Next, I gathered some wrapping paper that wasn’t birthday or holiday oriented, cut enough to cover the box, and glued it around the box. I ended up using two pieces of wrapping paper per box. One went horizontally around the box and the other went vertically around the box. I taped the edges of the paper under the box using regular tape.
To make sure each piece of paper stuck to the entire box, I applied Elmer’s craft bond around the entire box and pressed the paper to it. Make sure that you do not do this task on the carpet or floor. It creates a very sticky surface. I used a garbage bag.
And, a look at my newly organized drawer. In my nightstand, I keep:
- sleeping masks
- hair ties
- lip gloss
- iPod headphones
Much better! It was almost like my nightstand had become the catch-all spot for my bedroom. If something was lying around, I stuck it in the drawer so I wouldn’t have to look at it.