Published at Friday, July 19th 2019, 07:35:01 AM. Coffee Table. By Alonza Fermi.
Even a small space like a coffee table could get out of control with clutter fairly quickly‐but the good news is there's a quick fix.
Frankly, the coffee table is one of the first things you (and your guests!) see in your lounge or TV room‐so it's a good idea to keep that area tidy.
It doesn't take too long to tackle the project of getting it organised and decluttere‐so jump straight in today and whip your coffee table into shape.
Most coffee tables accumulate similar items‐does this sound like yours?
1. MAGAZINES:SET A LIMITMagazines have a 'way of piling‐up', covering and ultimately overwhelming a coffee table.
Starting today, there's a new rule: No magazine older than two months; and any magazines to be read should be kept in one pile.
While this may sound tough, chances are if you haven't read the past issue of a magazine, once the new mag arrives you're unlikely ever to go back. So get in the habit of discarding or recycling older issues of a magazine as soon as you unwrap the new one.
2. REMOTES:THEY NEED A HOMEIf you've ever lost a remote or a game controller because it's buried somewhere under the clutter of your coffee table, or because it's vanished among the cushions on your couch, you know how major it is to offer these gadgets a proper home.
A small basket or tray would now be the home for these guys. This easy step would not only save you the hassle of finding a lost remote, but would also make your coffee table look more tidy and ordered.
3. IT'S LIMITED REAL ESTATE, SO LESS IS MOREBecause coffee tables generally aren't very large, you have to be ruthless in deciding what lives on it. I'll give you a free pass for magazines and remotes (possibly game controllers, too).
Aside from your contemplated decorative items‐such as 'stylish candles', a pretty coffee table book or a vase of fresh flowers, there are few other 'everyday items' that must get a permanent home on the coffee table.
Your coffee table is often the 'centre of focus' in a lounge room, so retaining it as clear as possible sends a message to your family and visitors that you 'care for' and 'take pride' in the space.
4. 5 STEPS TO A 'SERENELY' CLEAN COFFEE TABLENowadays you have a sense of what stays and what goes, here are five tips to an organised coffee table :
There's a big temptation to drop random items (the mail, an empty ice cream bowl, etc.,) on a coffee table.
Getting into the habit of putting things away as soon as you're finished with them would keep all spaces (including your coffee table) free from clutter.