When we got our dining room table we loved the idea of a nice big square table. It fits the space nicely and it is lovely, when it isn’t covered with crap.
Since May is our “Meal Month” I am working harder then ever to keep the table clean, so we can sit at the table to eat every night.
Here is what I am fighting against.
Then I take 20 – 30 minutes to clean it.
Then T3 comes along and “plays there”
If I don’t clean it up ASAP, by the next day it looks like this.
Seriously clutter magnetically attracts more clutter.
20-30 minutes later I have this – you can see all of DH’s stuff on his “side of the table”
This is one of my biggest challenges.
I can’t put his stuff away because then he can’t find it and it becomes an issue.
Some things have a home, so I can put them away,
but if they don’t have a home,
or he is in charge of their homes,
I can’t risk it.
So I leave his stuff in piles on the table. Then the whole clutter magnet starts all over again.
HELP! Any ideas or tips?
Or do I just have to clean it daily? I am thinking that is it, but 20-30 minutes a day is crazy. And maybe 1/4 is my stuff, 1/2 DH and 1/4 my boys.
Maybe next week I will take a picture of the table every morning and night. That may inspire me. Though eating together at the table has really helped us keep it “cleaner”Pin It