Portland Modern MixTransitional Dining Room, Portland
Lincoln Barbour Photographer and
Jessica Helgerson Designer
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Day 4: Organize.Decluttering tasks: By today your dining room should be cleaner and much less cluttered. Bravo! Now it’s time to take it a step further. The work you do today will make things easier to find and help prevent clutter from building up in the future.Make a place for your favorite everyday pieces. Those napkins, placemats and serving pieces you find yourself reaching for most often should be placed front and center.If you have limited space, transfer rarely used items to a storage closet elsewhere in the house. You can always get them out when you need them — it’s more important to have room for the things you use and love on a daily basis.Sort your drawers and cupboards by category: placemats in one, napkins and napkin rings in another, serving implements in a third and so on.Before you call it quits today, dig out that list you made on Day 1 cataloging the kinds of things that were cluttering up your dining room. What is on your list? Kids’ homework, magazines, laundry? Look at each item and do a little digging to figure out why these items end up in the dining room. For some things, like homework, it might make sense to create a permanent home in the dining room where the kids can store their things. For others, like laundry, the problem could be you don’t have a convenient place to sort and fold clothes in the laundry room itself … but that’s another 7-day plan!