First was the top drawer of my nightstand. I have a habit of stuffing stuff in the top drawer until later. It was so stuffed that I was unable to close the drawer the whole way anymore :( So here is the before:
Not sure if you can see it or not but behind the drawer was some additional stuff that had fallen behind and under the drawer actually preventing it from closing. I threw a ton of stuff out and here is the after picture:
I think I have way too many highlighters. My asked for and got some for Christmas for school, I should have just cleaned my drawer sooner and given him some.
After the drawer I tackled the top of the stand. I clean the top off every couple months because I often stack and avoid. I set things there to deal with later and often the time passes before I deal with whatever it is. Mostly it is kids book order forms and catalogs from different in home parties. By the time I look through them again it is too late to order books or the party has closed.
I honestly think I do it cause I don't have the money at the time to order and I think if I set it there some how the money will magically appear before the deadline. Guess that is one way to save money I don't have :)
Anyhow here is the before:
Notice the school papers almost on top and I guess it is kind of a catch all for everything else I use at night. Lotions, room spray, vicks, Motrin, hand sanitizer, and I ALWAYS have a drink with me at night.
So after adding to the first bag of garbage and putting things where they really belong this is the after:
Lots of room now. And my kindle can set there without fear of it falling. See that mug rug on the right? My great grandma made that a long time ago. After she passed we were going through some of her craft stuff and there were a few of these in there. There weren't enough to put a blanket together but I took a few and use them for coasters.
As I look at this picture now I see that I still have stuff on that table. For some reason I think I have a fear of it being empty. There is actually no need for the nail polish to set there or the other 3 bottles. Wonder why I have a need to have stuff around. To me this is a clean table but I am sure to many of you it is still cluttered. I really think it would bother me if it were completely empty.
I could easily put my Kindle in my drawer and the nail polish in the cupboard on my headboard. In fact I am going to do that right now and take a new pic of it completely clean.
For some reason it bothers me that it is so empty :(
What about you? What is on your nightstand? Is it empty or are there certain things that you have to have on it?