Solution to Bedside Table Clutter...Some of it
Ok, I've decided to corral all the clutter that I have to keep at my bedside. Not my glasses, nor the glass of water.
But....Ceiling fan remote
Book or magazine
Maybe my cell phone, which works as the loudest alarm clock I've EVER had....it will keep me from spilling water on it or knocking it off.
What to do?
Well, I saw an idea years ago, and finally have the chance to use it. Sort of a "bed apron." You make a flat pocket like a saddle bag, having a couple of sewn-down sleeves not too deep that you'll never be able to fish these things out again. But make a long enough strip of material that it will remain securely between your box spring and your mattress. The "bed apron" will hang down near the head of your bed and can be hidden when you pull up the covers, but be exposed for use after you get in bed.
You could make it wide enough, this fabric strip that tucks hidden between mattress and box spring, that you make one for BOTH SIDES of the bed. You have one and your podner has the other. Of course, that could lead to conflict over the TV remote!
Make it stiff enough to remain firm while loaded up. All you folks who sew can knock out a lot of these for presents.
It would also work tucked under the seat of a recliner or sofa to control the multi remotes your DH now keeps on a TV tray, and hangs like a saddlebag over the arm of the chair.
Is it a good idea or WHAT! You might already have one?