How to Keep Your Coffee Table Tidy in 3 Easy Steps
1. Invite a baby to hang out in your living room on a daily basis. Specifically, you need the type of baby who will cruise around endlessly, attempting to eat anything in its path.
2. Try to accomplish something while the baby is there, even a mindless task like reading a magazine.
3. After a solid month of the baby ingesting things that are not typically considered edible while you are trying to accomplish something, you may finally begin to learn not to use the coffee table as a place to store any papers, books, craft supplies, empty tea cups, or other ephemera.Your coffee table is now a place for toys only.
My method is flawless. The rest of my house may be a wreck, but my coffee table has never been so tidy for such an extended period of time.
...It seems like there should be an easier way.