It’s funny, when I originally started this blog, my plan was to alternate organizing and fitness tips. I was going to go through every room in the house and write a blog on how to best organize it! As you see, if you have been following me, I have strayed a little!😄😄 Lots of other ideas and suggestions have been made to me which I’ve loved, and used, but today I’ll flashback to the original plan.
Your dining room…….This is likely one of the less used rooms in your house (unless of course you are one of those people who do work on your dining room table because every other room in your house is too cluttered, and your dining room table is your only free space!!!) I truly hope you are not one of those people but if you are…..never fear….I can help!!!
I will write this with the assumption that this is a less frequently used area that just needs to be kept organized after being used as it is meant to be used. Ideally, this space is just used for dining, so therefore only dining supplies need to be kept in it. If you have invested in a buffet and hutch (or one or the other) use the cupboards and shelves to group items accordingly. Keep all dinner ware together in one cupboard or shelf. Keep serving dishes all grouped together. Group stemware together: beer, wine, scotch, brandy, champagne glasses etc. all in rows.If you keep only things that you use, you will now have room to keep table cloths, placemats, trivets, dinner napkins, and serving utensils here as well, that way all your supplies for setting the table are close at hand. Keep large serving dishes here and the candles you use as well. Having everything all in one place saves time; that way you’re not desperately searching for those items each time.
Don’t have enough space in your hutch to put things away? Get rid of or donate anything you don’t actually use, such as those brandy glasses or those novelty wine glasses you keep getting for your birthday. Are you still keeping those ugly cloth napkins someone gave you as a wedding gift? Donate them!
Keep the dining table free of clutter so dusting etc. is easier, or cover it with a table cloth when not in use. Then, remove and use placemats when dining.
Last note…..In my personal opinion, if you have fancy China use it every time you dine in the dining room. I find most people always save it for the most special occasions; feeling almost afraid to use it. I use my Nana’s Royal Doulton China all the time. I even wash it in my dishwasher when I’m done! Don’t save it, use it.😆
Okay, now that your dining room is organized, why not make a plan to have a dinner party or even just a regular family dinner in this beautifully organized space!
But, if you’re having friends over, don’t forget me!
Your Simply Susan organizational tip of the day. 😆