Is it also your bill-paying place? Your library? Your sometime dinner table?
A large surface on which to fold laundry? Maybe all at the same time? Doesn’t sound very relaxing, does it? Whether it’s a futon on the floor, or fifteen decorative pillows on a featherbed, let’s create an inviting space for you. A renewing, refreshing refuge. Children have difficulty getting up, dressed and out the door on time. Do they leave behind a maelstrom of toys, clothing and bed linen strewn around? Everybody functions better with some kind of system for time management and “stuff management” — especially when transitioning from sleep to awake. Don’t raise your voice, raise your standards.
Send everybody off with a warm smile and a cheering section.