Monday, August 22, 2011

Remote control in the corner pocket: Bedside pockets and caddies

My bed's getting pretty full these days. No, not in any kind of sexy-exciting way. But I sleep with two cats, two stuffed animals (don't judge), a sleep mask, maybe a book, maybe my laptop, sometimes my iPod, definitely my phone, and when I'm feeling lazy (a.k.a. every single day), I just dump my laundry on top of my bed and sleep underneath my clothes instead of folding them and putting them away. Needless to say, I often end up rolling on top of something in my sleep and waking up with a weird indent on my skin in the shape of an electronic device.

What I probably need to do (besides my laundry) is get one of these bedside caddies. Previously on TAA we showed you how you can make your own caddy, but when IKEA's offering up one for $4.99, how do you say no?

The FLĂ–RT from IKEA has space for "4 remote controls [and a] pocket on back for newspapers, magazines, etc." Unplggd even suggests that smaller electronics, like notebooks and tablets, could fit into the "magazine" space -- perfect for those of us who like to get lost on Reddit or TV Tropes until we drift off.

Even more streamlined are NeatSheets, which have a storage pocket built right in. It's more subtle than a caddy, but that can be to your advantage if you're keeping certain, uh, adult items close at hand. NeatSheets run $64.99 for a queen, and have a full range of sizes at varying prices. They even have extra-long twin, which is often the size of school-issue dorm beds and a perfect back-to-school gift for a college student. (And if you're a particularly hip and with-it parent or relative, you'll tuck some of those "adult items" into the pocket. You'll creep your kid out so much you'll be guaranteed they won't have sex for at least their first semester.)

Via Lifehacker and Lifehacker.

12 comments:

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  2. Excellent post- I think you've given an extremely reasonable response.

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  3. I just saw this in the Ikea catalogue last night! There was squealing. Household chauffeur did not offer to drive me there at midnight where, I'm sure, they'd have opened their doors following loud pleas:

    "FLORT! FLOOOOORT! Come out! I need you"

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  4. Hi! I saw the name of your blog while visiting Jenny's "Simcoe Street" blog. I laughed so loud that I set off the glass break alarm on our security system! That is SUPER creative! I just had to stop by and tell you so. My best girlfriend just moved into a "Tiny-Ass Apartment" a few weeks ago, so I'm going to direct her to your site. Maybe she can pick up some good ideas to make living more comfortable. You must have an incredible sense of humor! Love it! Have a good weekend!

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  5. I always wanted to make something similar for my sofa. It makes things so convenient and tidy!

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  6. looks super convenient, i need to get one of those!!!

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  7. this is such a nice little device, thanks for sharing this article.

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  8. This is an excellent idea there is nothing worse than geting into bed and loosing the remote. For some reason i always find it at the foot of the bed tucked in?

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  9. hey. i have just finished reading your blog and i really find you blog interesting. great. you have written a blog like this. it is very unique for people who are living in apartments.

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  10. Great Post Simone, My wife has mentioned something similar to these before. She always tends to keep things lying all over the bed.. Hairbrushes, clothes, shoes... You get the Jist! May actually have to look into getting one for her!

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  11. That NeatSheets are cool. I just don't know what to can I put in their though. I mean, I think it's still a lot more convenient to reach things on your headboard than go sideways. Thanks for sharing this though. :)

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