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Bedroom: Raid the Dining Room

Odds and ends overflowing or jumbled into a teetering pile on your nightstand—from creams and lip balm to loose change and earrings—can make your space feel unorganized. Place the items on a serving tray, though, and somehow the arrangement seems way more pulled together, even intentional. You can make one out of leather (it's easier than you think) or use a lacquered one you already own. And a good rule of thumb for when an object doesn't fit on the tray? It probably belongs somewhere else.