I had too many misc things by my bedside - lotions, meds, eyeglass case, perfume oils, back scratcher, and so on. Everything kept knocking over and the cats were batting things around. Finally last night i tossed them all in a basket and placed them on the floor near the head of my bed. So much better! It's all in one place now and looks a ton neater. I don't know why i didn't think to do this sooner.