The dining room has other challenges, as the dining room table tends to be a clutter magnet. Mail gets dropped there, homework and school projects are done there, and last but not least, meals are eaten there – unless the clutter has taken over. The key to solving this problem is retraining the family to not put things on the dining room table. Have junk mail thrown out as soon as it comes, instead of looking at it later. Have a new place specifically designated for mail, especially bills. A slim basket on the wall is a great place for mail.
If you have a sideboard, it can also be a clutter magnet, so decorate it with some nice knickknacks that don’t allow room for clutter to gather. Large serving dishes can be arranged nicely with flowers in a vase, or other favorite items.
Disorder creates a stressful environment and you don’t need this adding strain for your family at mealtime. Keep the dining room warm, cozy, and clutter-free. Enjoy the time you have to sit down and eat as a family.