Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Nightstands and bookcase headboards provide convenient storage for books and magazines, the Kleenex box, your eyeglasses, and other essentials - but another option is the bedside caddy. The It's A Keeper bedside caddy above comes in three different colors. Update on Dec. 9, 2009: This product doesn't seem to be available any more
Talus Products Company makes two different bedside products: the bedside organizer (shown above) and the Sidekick bedside and sofa caddy.
Richard's Homewares makes this bedside caddy.
And KangaRoom makes the bedside saddle. Update on Dec. 9, 2009: This product seems to have been discontinued.
Want something other than basic solid colors? Over on Etsy, Munzies sells bedside caddies. (This one is a gift set; it includes a travel size tissue cover, a paperback book cover and two lavender sachets.) Update on Dec. 9, 2009: This Etsy store has closed.
Arlene's Bags has this bed caddy. Arlene makes everything herself; she has quite a choice of fabrics. Update on May 23, 2011: It seems Arlene doesn't make the bed caddy any more - it's no longer shown on her site.
And take a look at the bed caddies from Taffy Curry! Right now there are 24 choices. Update on May 2, 2015: I'm no longer finding Taffy Curry on the web.
The bed caddies shown above all have a flap which tucks under the mattress, with the bed caddy hanging down. (And some of them seem to be supporting a lot of weight, so I hope they stay in place OK. At least one person has had a problem with this.)
Bed Zak takes another approach and uses a metal frame; the pockets come up rather than hanging down. The company has copyrighted the pictures, so I can't include one here. Update on July 4, 2011: BedZak is now SlenderPockets.
Another alternative approach is to get sheets with the pockets sewn in! Take a look at NeatSheets, with optional side pockets on the fitted sheets. [via Apartment Therapy]
And if you're a do-it-yourself type of person, you can always make your own, as Katherine and Lynn did. Here's one pattern for a bed caddy - the caddy shown above.
Update on May 23, 2011: And here's more information on making your own bed caddy, courtesy of a reader.