Coffee Tables get a workout every day. They shoulder the weight of newspapers and magazines, balance cups and plates, and shelter a family of remotes. And as if that weren't enough, they get sat on, played on, feet propped up on and eaten on without so much as a "thank you" for all they do. That's why I'd like to salute these hard working furniture soldiers by giving them a good cleaning today.
My old coffee table was one with a nice finish that showed every sticky fingerprint and cup ring. I actually kept it pretty slick most of the time, but now that I think of it, since it wasn't in front of the TV it probably didn't require a whole lot of attention. My present coffee table is a bench with a distressed finish. It's awesome because you can't see ANY dirt on it, but the problem is you can't see ANY dirt on it. So it's largely ignored.
Today's Small Thing is to clean off your coffee table if you have one. Give it a nice wipe down with a damp cloth or cleaner, and then only put back what actually looks good on top of it. You can line up the remotes, if that's where they live, and stack a few current magazines if you want, but get rid of the sticky mess that collects there. You will feel like you just stepped into a Pottery Barn catalog! Wow! You're so stylish today.
POINTS: 30 for cleaning off a coffee table (or side table if that's where your junk collects)
What's on YOUR coffee table? Big books with pretty pictures? Floral arrangement? Lego creations?