I've been on a mission to organize and decorate each room in our house. It's a long, slow process as I try to find the perfect items to use.

I'm currently tackling the dining room. I have a couple of projects in the works, including sewing window coverings and making artwork. I have finished organizing our table for our nightly family dinners.

Dining Room Organization Tips
As soon as I saw this Repro Hardware Bin I knew I had to have it, and I knew exactly what I needed it for.

You see, I tend to be a little indecisive when it comes to decorating. We decorate our dining table for holidays and when entertaining for special occasions, but when it comes to everyday family meals I've been torn between having fresh flowers, candles, a plant, condiments (that we use often) and napkins on the table. All of those things on the table though just looked like a big cluttered mess previously. So each night I'd put the condiments away, and bring them out again the next day, and one of us would have to grab napkins halfway through a meal because I'd never remember to actually put them out. So, I was on the lookout for one product that can do everything that I want it to do.

Now though, I feel like everything is organized and exactly how it should be.

Dining Room Organization Tips
Let me break down for you what we now have out.

Dining Room Organization Tips
The pretty blue container is filled with little packets, you know the kids you seem to collect from everywhere – parmesan cheese for pizza, sweetener, agave nectar, and sugar.

There is a small tub filled with red pepper flakes, which are a staple for most meals in our house, along with salt and pepper mills, and coasters. You may be wondering why there are dice. I found this tip on Real Simple a while ago. When kids start telling you they are full, or don't want to eat their dinner, you have them roll the dice to determine how many mouthfuls they need to eat. In our house they have to eat at least half of their dinner before they are allowed to roll, but it has really helped with mealtime.

Dining Room Organization Tips
There is also a candle and candle holder, succulents, and a lovely owl cup filled with napkins.

I'm really looking forward to family dinner tonight.

And where did I get this fabulous Repro Hardware Bin? Create-ologie of course.

What would you do with one?


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Disclosure: I received this Repro Hardware Bin from Create-ologie and it's fabulous.

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1 comment

Ana August 20, 2013 - 10:59 am

Love the bright colors and collected items. Definitely stealing the idea for the tin filled with all those packets!


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