We recently chucked our night tables. They were an invitation to chaos.
For instance, there was an accumulation of EAB (explanation of benefits) statements from the health insurance company hidden somewhere in a large pile of obligtory reading material. Probably we would be healthier if the bedside pile did not include things like the EABs.
But even if we manage to control the clutter, there will always be a need for a catchall near our pillows. There are certain things that just need to be there, like eyeglasses and a water bottle (we get thirsty at night and have knocked over one too many lovely water glasses while reaching for them in the dark).
So we recently went looking for DWR's beautiful felt bedside saddles, only to discover that they no longer carry them. A thorough web search turned up Sidekick's Bed & Sofa Organizer.
It's not nearly as elegant as DWR's flat felt pocket version, but we still find it appealing. It has deeper storage capacity and generic, neutral-colored cotton Muji-esque styling. And at $9.99, it's one ninth the price of DWR's.