When you go to bed at night how many items do you have next to you or on your nightstand? A few I bet. Your phone being one of them, maybe some books or your laptop, a few bits of jewelry?
It’s easy to let some of these things overcrowd your nightstand. Or maybe they’re scattered all over your bedroom. Your bedroom is supposed to be calm for relaxing and sleep. And reducing clutter will always help in keeping a tranquil bedroom space.
If you want to organize your essentials using a nightstand organizer will help free up some space. And there are other organizational ideas to keep your bedroom clutter-free.
Here are some of the best nightstand organizers and alternatives you can use. And they can make a great gift too.
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This modern nightstand organizer is compact but has all the right bits and pieces to keep your things organized.
Reduce your clutter but keep your important things visible with this transparent drawer desk organizer.
Are you always getting out of bed to go to the bathroom for a tissue? It’s really annoying.
This bamboo organizer has a practical tissue holder built into it. So you can stay in bed when you need a tissue for your nose.
A little slimline bookshelf won’t take up much room on your nightstand. It’ll keep your books and accessories organized. And has one little hidden compartment to use.
If you have your makeup scattered everywhere this cute countertop organizer will bring it all to order.
It’s pretty enough to sit on your nightstand or in your bathroom as part of your beauty routine.
Put away your personal belongings in this wooden drawer organizer. It’s simple and functional and is perfect to hide away your little keepsakes.
A stacked organizer of clear drawers and you’ll know exactly what you have and where.
It’s got a faux marble case around it so your items are hidden from the back and the sides. But it looks stylish from all angles.
This cute desktop organizer comes with a handy tissue holder. As well as space to keep your phone and a mini drawer to put away your jewelry.
A simple set of clear acrylic drawers and a holder will keep your nightstand clean and organized.
This sleek leather organizer has a mixture of open and hidden compartments. Making it easy to grab your small items on the go.
And keeps your important items out of sight but ready to go when you need them.
This stylish bamboo bookshelf will keep your books and papers organized. Really handy, if you’re having to use your bedroom to work or study.
Vertical organizers are always good space savers. This one has drawers and a display shelf for styling too.
If you like things clean and of a minimal style, all-white is the way to go. You’ll be able to put it anywhere you like.
Whether you’re storing your makeup or accessories it’ll keep everything organized.
This wooden nightstand is perfect if you have a work phone to keep charged along with your personal cell phone.
Or you can use it for yourself and your partner. And there’s plenty of room for storing other items too.
A pretty but durable double-stacked shelf that will help you see all your items at a glance. And will definitely help combat the clutter on your nightstand or countertop.
Men’s Nightstand Organizer
This is a great nightstand to keep all his everyday essentials close by and all in one place.
There’s space for his technology, an open tray and a drawer so there’s no excuse for misplaced items!
If he needs everything to be within reach and easily accessible, this wooden nightstand organizer is stylish enough to be in the bedroom.
A phone dock to plug in his phone. But neatly store and organize his belongings.
A perfect man box. Tissues check! To save getting up in the middle of the night. And space for his phone and the TV remotes.
If he’s more style conscious then this modern leather valet tray has a cuff to display his watches. And other compartments to keep his everyday items organized.
NighTstand organizer charging stations
Nowadays it’s a risk to run out of the house with your phone battery low. We use our phones so much! So it’s practical to have your phone charging when it’s not in use. Here are some desk organizers that have charging stations included with them.
If keeping your phone charged is your main priority, this sleek leather pad will ensure your battery is always topped up.
No worries about finding an extra spare outlet to plug in your phone either. And has space to keep your smaller items together.
Courant also offers initial personalization if you’d like to gift it to someone. And they have different colours available too.
You can grab and go anything you need in a rush with this open valet tray. Including your phone. Which should always have battery power when you leave it on the charging pad.
This desk organizer would be suited to the office, your entryway or in the bedroom space for all the essentials.
With a charging station for your mobile device, you’ll know where to keep your things safe.
You can also check out desk lamps with charging stations as a different way to keep your phone charged.
Nightstand tray organizers
Valet tray organizers are super simple for storing your essentials and keeping everything really accessible. Just pick up and go!
A simple organizer compartment tray that literally leaves no room for clutter.
This makes it a whole lot easier to decide what’s important when you’re ready to go out of the house.
Sometimes a simple tray is enough to keep your important things organized.
I love this marble and wood tray from Mark & Graham it’s pretty and will look great anywhere you put it. And you can get monogram engraving.
A leather valet tray gives your items a soft landing when placed in. So you don’t have to worry about clanking noises or scratches to your things.
You’ll know where all your bedtime essentials are with this nightstand organizer.
There’s space to keep your tech, open and hidden compartments to ensure your nightstand is completely tidy.
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Sometimes just a nightstand organizer won’t do and you need something more practical than an organizer. And a nightstand that can store a whole lot more than usual. Here are a few ideas.
If you’re really struggling for space, then how about your whole nightstand being an organizer?
This modern design organizer doubles as a nightstand. And is really practical if you have a small bedroom.
You can keep your favourite items neatly organized without sacrificing any more space than needed.
Turn your nightstand from just pretty to utterly practical and organized. This three-drawer wicker storage will keep your bedroom clutter-free.
It’s always great when your nightstand is multifunctional. This nightstand has a book rack, drawers and a swivel top for your laptop if you tend to be on the computer late at night.
Having the nightstand on wheels means you can move it on any side of the bed you like.
Drawer Storage Organizer
Since we’ve tackled clutter on and around our nightstands we should talk about the insides too! Just because the outside of the nightstand is clear doesn’t mean there’s a whole heap of mess in the drawers.
Here are a few solutions to keep your drawers from clutter too…
These translucent drawer organizers will keep your drawers neat and tidy and you sane. Because you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for at a glance.
You can create the exact space compartments you’ll need with this bamboo drawer organizer. It’s strong and durable and has removable dividers for your personal items to slot into.
These wrapped linen trays will work wonders in your nightstand drawers to keep your jewelry organized, free, untangled and easily accessible. All while looking gorgeous in your drawers.
Bedside organizer caddY
Using a bedside caddy organizer is a great alternative to a nightstand organizer. A bedside caddy will organize your tech, books and essentials and keep them close by. Bedside caddies are great for small bedrooms, dorm rooms, or a college apartment where there’s limited space.
These handy organizers can be hung on the side of your bed or attached to the wall. With a little effort and creativity, you’ll have an organized nightstand that makes bedtime routines more enjoyable and efficient.
Also, you won’t have to worry about bulky items on your nightstand. Your nightstand can look all pretty and styled while your caddy stores the bigger items. Fabric bedside caddies are great for travel and hospital stays too.
This hanging bedside caddy from Zafit keeps everything in one place but relatively out of sight. It’s super accessible and will keep your things within reach.
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You can hand this caddy at the end of your bed, to free up some extra space in a small bedroom. Or this is a great idea if you have kids in bunk beds. They can have a bedside caddy each.
This storage caddy from Pottery Barn Teen comes in black and white.
Keep all your gadgets, tech and books in this multi-purpose organizer. It’s lightweight and has velcro straps to keep it in place when strapped to the bed.
A similar caddy in a felt fabric with a slightly different design to it. This one has an extra side pocket for your water bottle and other pockets to keep you super organized!
Prioritizing Items on Your Nightstand
Clutter can be overwhelming and an eyesore, so keeping your nightstand tidy should be a priority.
To maintain an organized bedside area, it’s important to prioritize keeping only small items on your nightstand. Such as watches, jewelry, eyeglasses, or smartphones. This will help you avoid clutter and make it easier to find what you need.
Rethink traditional bedside lamps and opt for floor lamps or wall sconces instead. This will save valuable surface space and prevent cords from becoming tangled while still providing ample light for nighttime reading.
If you need additional storage space, consider using a nightstand with a top drawer and bottom shelf to hold items that you don’t need within arm’s reach.
Those are all the ideas for nightstand organizers to help keep your bedroom tidy. For more organization ideas you can check out this catch-all decor post.
FAQs About Nightstand Organizers
What is the importance of a nightstand?
A nightstand serves as a convenient and functional piece of furniture in your bedroom, providing easy access to essential items. It also offers additional storage space for personal belongings while enhancing the overall aesthetics of your room.
What should be stored on a nightstand?
Less is more when it comes to what you should have within arm’s reach at bedtime. Here are some small essentials that you can keep on your nightstand:
- A book or reading material
- Glasses or contact lens case
- Lamp or alternative lighting source
- Tissues and hand sanitizer
- Clock or alarm device instead of your phone (yes, the old-fashioned kind)
- Phone charger or power bank
- Favourite beauty product
- Notebook and pen for late-night thoughts
How do you organize the inside of a nightstand?
To efficiently organize your nightstand’s interior, start by decluttering unnecessary items. Next, use drawer dividers, small trays, or containers to separate essentials based on their purpose.
Keep frequently used items within easy reach at the front, while less-used objects can be stored towards the back.