When we think of our homes, we often visualise the living areas, such as bedrooms, kitchens, baths, and offices, where we spend most of our time. However, the dining room is a crucial part of every house. Even though many of us might believe that the dining table is only a functional piece of furniture used to host dinners, it has a much more significant impact on how we live.
The dining room is the ideal place to start if you want to declutter your home. Since its formal use is seldom, this area often goes unnoticed and becomes the centre-point of a lot of household clutter like bills and mail. Even though we do not often give the dining room much thought, it does require some care. You spend less time there than in the kitchen or living room if you are like most people.
Here are five quick steps you can do to keep the cleanliness of your dining room tables intact, without sacrificing usability and charm.
1. Get Rid of Clutter
Go through your entire room and gather anything that might be used in your dining space without purpose. Old magazines, newspapers, mail, dishes, and other items should be thrown away because they merely take up room. Your dining room will already look nicer once you have disposed of everything else.
2. Dust and Sweep
After removing all the clutter, dust the entire space. Dust around baseboards, behind portraits, and under furniture. Next, sweep the floor following the dusting. You will get a fair notion of how unclean your floors are from this. Skip this step if they look fantastic. If not, you should vacuum the area.
3. Organise the Furniture
The next step is to arrange your furniture. Turn the chairs so that they are facing one another rather than parallel to each other. Position any remaining furniture components, like decorative items or cabinets, in an even pattern. Try and keep as few obstructive pieces of large furniture around your central dining table.
4. Treat Your Table Like a Conference Room
One area where we feel like we have an endless amount of room to fill in the dining room. It is important that we use it as a conference room since this is where we entertain our guests – formal and informal.
A dining room is intended to be a gathering spot where guests may socialise while enjoying a meal. Why then do we still approach it like a mammoth office? Consider indoor plants to add charm.
5. Clear it Nightly
Finally, make it a habit to clear your dining table of daily clutter at the end of your day. Toys and blankets can both be artfully arranged in a basket. You could use a basket or drawers as a holding place for various goods. Both little objects like pens, pencils, batteries, etc. and larger ones like clothes or books, etc. work well with this method.
Even though a formal dining room set-up is rarely used in a few homes, you should not let the space become a storage area for a variety of items. Do not wait until visitors arrive at your door before you begin to declutter your dining room or park items on your kitchen counters.
It should always be ready, not only for visitors but for you. When the dining room is clean and orderly, consider all the fun family activities you may have there!