Transformation Tuesday #38: Kitchen Table Time Lapse

The kitchen table is one of the couple hubs in my home that attracts a lot of clutter. I live in a small space and don't have my own office or work space so the dining area serves as my desk, project area, and an extension of my counter space when baking or cooking. 

I had a few craft projects that required a space to spread out and sure enough, the table was covered in calligraphy supplies, pictures, photo albums, and who knows what else! It's so easy to gather everything up into a nice pile and simply relocate it to another room that I can shut the door on. This method works if you have someone dropping by unexpectedly or don't have a few extra minutes to spare. A better habit that will help you control the clutter is to actually put each item back in their home when tidying. 

Calligraphy supplies went back into the hall closet, planner to the entry way, laptop back in its carrying case, and pictures back into the album. Don't forget to do a quick wipe-down of the table (I spilled some of my ink ... whoops)! 

 
 

What does your kitchen table look like? Do you have any tidying tips to keep your table clutter-free? Share in the comments below!