Is there something that you keep on your nightstand that you never use? Maybe you wanted to keep a one-sentence journal and thought that your bedside table was a great place to prompt your memory … but that hasn’t worked out.
During the winter, I keep hand cream on my nightstand because my hands get chapped. Applying hand cream seems like it would be a wonderful way to calmly end the day … but the hand cream sits there, and I never use it.
Look for the item that sits there, unused, and remove it. A bedside table can be small, so consider if you can clean off the entire piece but for the few most important items.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.