Whole House Organization: Week 7
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IDENTIFYING THE PITFALLS THAT CREATE A MESSY DINING ROOM
In many modern day homes formal living and dining rooms are rarely used. In fact underutilization is the very reason some homeowners decide to forgo formal spaces in the first place.
Below is a photo of my simple dining space. If you’ve been with me a while you’re probably already familiar with it. There’s another side of the room that I never show due to the vertical blinds (which I detest) that cover the sliding doors. But that's another story for for another post.
Anywhoo...outside of family meetings, summer BBQ’s, and a couple of formal dinners a year, this dining room space doesn’t get much use. Yet because of my home's layout I must pass through it to get to just about every other room. Perhaps you already see where I'm heading with this.
Although this area is still important for the reasons mentioned above, we prefer to eat at the breakfast bar below.
Therein lies the challenge of keeping the dining room clutter free. An area of the home that doesn’t require everyday use can quickly become the dumping ground for all kinds of things including: school homework, mail, toys, electronic gadgets, office supplies, expired coupons, dead plants...you get the picture.
On the other hand, even if the room remains clutter free, there’s a constant fight with the dust bunnies. Because frankly, who’s paying attention to all of that until company comes over anyway?
WAYS TO STOP (OR AT LEAST REDUCE) THE CLUTTER IN YOUR DINING AREAS
RELATED POST: Organizing the Dining Room
It is much easier to undertake a de-cluttering project when the pitfalls are identified and the methods for confronting them are clear. Now that we've devised a plan for keeping this room clean, it's time to get to work. Here's the checklist for whipping your dining room into shape.
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