If you're anything like me, your wallet, keys and phone just get slung anywhere at night. Well, I decided to make a nightstand organizer. It is small, simple and cost less than a dollar!
Time: 20 Minutes Cost: $1 Difficulty: Easy
This nightstand organizer is made using a yard stick. You can find these at Home Depot in the paint department. It happened that the one I grabbed had a broken end, so I asked if I could have it. They ended up giving me two for $0.50 each. I think they're regularly a dollar or so - they're cheap!
I plan to store my wallet and phone primarily, as well as my keys or something else. So I measured and cut my yard stick accordingly.
My cuts were:
- Two 12" pieces
- One 11 ½" piece
- Two 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” square piece (width of yardstick, yours may be different)
- Two 1 ¼” x 1″ piece (width of yardstick and less depth of yardstick)
- One 1 ¼” square cut on a 45 degree angle
- Yard sticks
- Super glue
Use the two 1 ¼” x 1″ spacers and glue them into the box. Space them out wherever you need them. I'm using this for my phone and wallet, so I placed my phone and wallet into the box to see where I needed the spacers to go. Place the spacers wherever works best for your needs.
There you have it! A wicked simple DIY nightstand organizer for about a buck! Obviously this could be used for many different things, I just needed something to keep me from slinging my wallet down to get lost in the deep, dark depths behind my nightstand!
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Materials I used for this project:
- Yard Stick (Home Depot)
- Glue (Home Depot)
- Stain (Home Depot)
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