If you live in a college dorm, a cramped city apartment, or just want to embrace the minimalist lifestyle, a bulky nightstand might take up a bit more space than you're willing to part with. But one model promises to take up only about as much space as a cafeteria tray—and it doesn't even require any assembly or tools to get it in place.
After reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, Chris Eng, a former Disney Imagineer (Theme Park Design), was inspired to create the BedShelfie, a clip-on shelf that attaches right to your bed and can hold your laptop, coffee, and book, all without taking up any space on your floor. He began a Kickstarter campaign for the eco-friendly bed shelf in September 2017 and ended up with almost 350 backers and over $18,000. Four years later, the company has a shop on Amazon featuring multiple models, thousands of reviews, and user ratings that are consistently above four stars.
Each BedShelfie is designed in Los Angeles, made of bamboo, holds up to 15 pounds, and is available in multiple colors. The shelves use clamps or the mattress, depending on the bed, to stay in place, so no screws or power tools are needed to set it up.
For different types of frames, there are particular BedShelfies that will work better than others. If you have a rail frame, the Original, Minimalist, Circle, and Plus versions are suggested since they attach using clamps. For those with flat bases, the Slide is going to be your best option. If you need a water bottle by the bed, the Essential and the Original even have cupholders.