Task 32 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

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My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or throw away items as you see fit


Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks - Task 32

Bedside Table

My bedside table is the first thing I see when I wake up, or if I’m lying the other way it’s Mr Organised!  I like to keep it tidy as I don’t want to see clutter first thing in the morning, if it or my bedside table is cluttered I start the day grumpy.  I don’t have very much on my bedside table, just a photo frame and lamp.  I removed my alarm clock a few years ago as I was going through a period where I couldn’t sleep and I would lie there at night watching the time pass and I got so frustrated. I typically wake before the kids so don’t need an alarm each morning, but on the days I do I set my iPad.

{The Organised Housewife} BEDSIDE TABLE

 In my drawer I keep moisturer for my hands, a photo of my Nan, candles, notepad and pen for those moments I get a great idea, nail file, chapstick and medication.

Todays task is to:

Declutter your bedside table, make is something you are happy to wake up next to every morning.

What have you purged from your bedside table today?

I would like to see a photo of your purge pile on facebook or Instagram, use the hashtag #declutter52


more ideas

Main Bedroom makeover, from cluttered to relaxing


Girls Bedroom Makeover

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Laura August 5, 2014 - 1:25 PM

Wow, your drawers are super clean. I always have a very neat bedside table, usually hiding a multitude of sins inside the drawer! I will be cleaning it out tonight!

Katrina August 5, 2014 - 1:34 PM

I only keep what I need in the top drawer, I should of shared an image of my bottom drawer, it’s a little more ‘compact’ but this is where I store cards, letters and trinkets that mean a lot to me.

Miss Maudy August 5, 2014 - 3:50 PM

Lordy, my bedside table is a nightmare compared to yours! On the top of it, I have a stack of books I’m thinking about reading (I just moved 75% of them to the bookcase due to fears of having the whole lot fall on my head in my sleep); there’s my lamp, clock radio (my drink bottle is in front of it so I can’t actually *see* the time), drink bottle, box of tissues, a couple of magazines and my e-reader.

The drawers in my bedside table are the only place(s) I have that are “mine” in that there is no need for anyone else to ever go in them, so I keep stuff that I don’t want fiddled with or borrowed in my drawers! This includes most of my jewelry, a couple of special photographs and other bits and bobs that I want to keep.

Underneath – more books. (Also beside my bedside table is um. More books. And *all* my CDs but they’re in boxes)And the powerboard – clock, lamp and charger for the e-reader. I don’t ever leave my phone in my room at night.

Kat - The Organised Housewife August 6, 2014 - 9:25 AM

Ooh i hope this help you out Miss Maudy!

Kathie Belden Hood August 8, 2014 - 3:33 AM

This is just what I needed to encourage to declutter my bedside table and drawer. Many thanks.

Bec @ The Plumbette August 8, 2014 - 4:40 PM

I’m the same with my bedside, but the top drawer is always a mess! I need to give it a good clean out!

Katrina August 11, 2014 - 10:24 AM

Happy cleaning Bec! You will feel great once it is done.:)

Suzanne Turley August 16, 2014 - 8:58 AM

I love your little containers you use in your bedside drawer. I wonder where I can obtain some from. Any ideas please.


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