Organizing 101/ Dining Room

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  1. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca <font color=red>I just love a dancing banana!<br>< Moderator

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    Goal:
    Create a comfortable place to eat and entertain
    treat: new candlesticks, vase, fresh flowers for table

    Declutter
    - go through hutches, buffets, and cupboards, grouping like things together (e.g. linens, candles, serving pieces)
    - gather together any silver, brass, or copper pieces that need cleaning and polishing
    - set aside items that belong in other room in a large basket yeah, I need a pick up truck (read bathroom post)
    - evaluate the age and condition of any silk or dried floral arrangements

    Clean
    - clean light fixtures. Replace and repair broken bulbs, fixtures, or switchplates
    - pull apart the table; vacuum the areas where the leaves insert and tighten screws. Dust and polish pedestal.
    - clean and polish silver, brass, and copper with recommended cleaning products
    - spot clean chair covers and spray with stain repellent
    - dust and polish wood furniture. including and extra table leaves
    - vacuum and clean floor, shelves, drawers, windows, and window treatments

    Maintain
    - designate specific shelves or drawers for grouped items
    - if you keep your silver in storage, pretreat it with a tarnish-resistance polish before putting it away
     
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  3. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

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    Thanks Buffy!!
    I plan on tackling this room tonight after dinner.... DH has to work when he gets home...because he is working w/ a bunch of airheads (that was the nicest word he could use to describe them today!)... He said.. he could get more done if they'd all just go on vacation and let him just do it all!
     
  4. rlovew

    rlovew Moderator Moderator

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    Okay I am putting a post here to keep up with those that finish this assignment.

    Rebecca
     
  5. Faerie

    Faerie DIS Veteran

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    Hummm, I don't have a dining room per se - it's a nook that feeds into the living room. We do have a table that has become our catch all though. Should probably clean that off :)
     
  6. New England Eeyore

    New England Eeyore <font color=purple>Bradley Whitford and Rob Lowe a

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    My dining room has become the place I put things when I don't know where else to put them. The table is still clear, but around the periphery of the room are all sorts of boxes that don't belong and the hutch is full of junk. I need to do this room - not sure if it will be this month or not, but soon.
     
  7. aroyer

    aroyer <font color=green>I am shy, but once you get know

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    Ok, this sounds do-able to me. Our dining room is part of our kitchen. Just cleaned the lighting fixture this past weekend. So now I would just have to clean out the shelves in the built in hutch. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!!
     
  8. Lisa

    Lisa <font color=royalblue>OMG, I think I am going to p

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    This is do-able to me as well. The dining room is the least used room in the house.:rolleyes1 :lmao:
     
  9. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

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    Officially done today... last minute clean up will be lunch dishes and this room is complete!!! :)
    Yeah!
     
  10. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca <font color=red>I just love a dancing banana!<br>< Moderator

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    I have not even touched this room. It is DH's domain......
     

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