A corner bed
If you were allocated a corner bed in the children's home, you might find a corner unit was at one side. Ideal for keeping an alarm clock if you needed to get up before the others and were doing a morning paper round.
If we were away from our Home on holidays, another branch of the Home would use our building for their holidays. This made our holidays interesting, those of us in country areas might go to a seaside branch, those living by the sea might come to our countryside branch.
During our holidays, our rooms could be emptied completely. The only thing left was the mattress and its waterproof protector, none of our belongings were left there to become lost (stolen).