We recently got fed up with the clutter on our bedside table, and sorting through it all turned into ditching the table altogether. After deciding that our alarm clock is only thing we need to see in the morning, we rigged up this pedestal for it out of an upturned Ikea vase and a simple stool.
Our old table was square, and we'd crack our shins on the corner constantly when walking by the bed. We figured that everything that used to go on it and might accumulate -- books, mainly -- we can set on the floor, encouraging us to sort through the pile more often.
It's a temporary solution though -- we're saving up for Umbra's Rolly Table.