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The family room is less for formal company and more for casual use and the welcoming of good friends and family. It can usually be a little less neat and a bit more lived in. Still, as you assess your family room, look for ways to make it easier to keep in a state of order. Do you need to put away a couple of the blankets usually kept on the couch? Does there need to be a wastebasket hidden somewhere close for discarding aluminum soda cans and gum wrappers? Do you need to buy a bigger container for the children’s toys so they become part of your décor even as they are confined?
Purge and Order
Go to work, cleaning out and cleaning up until you feel comfortable that this room meets your standards.
Make it Comfortable
This room benefits from elements of warmth and comfort. That is why pillows, plenty of comfortable seating, and tables are so important. People live in the family room and need to be able to put their feet up, sit on the carpet, and set food and drinks down with ease and confidence. What does your family room need to make it more orderly and appealing?
Find more helpful ideas in the “House of Order” Handbook.
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