Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Securing the tablecloth
I don't really have a kitchen tip for today, but here's something I'm trying.
On our kitchen table, I have a white tablecloth covered with a big piece of clear plastic (available in the craft section of Wal-mart; ours is the thickest they sold and has lasted 6+ years so far!).
The children always manage to mess up the tablecloth/plastic, and so I had gotten 4 picnic tablecloth clips (to hold a tablecloth on a picnic table outdoors in the wind).
The clips worked pretty well, but started getting lost. I'm not sure HOW they got lost, because I have searched everywhere! We're down to only one clip now, and it hasn't been doing the job well enough for me.
Last night, I actually taped the plastic tablecloth to the bottom of our table. Yes, I was that frustrated with a constantly-dirty-AND-lopsided tablecloth. And thankfully our kitchen table isn't nice enough to deter me from using some tape on it.
Here's my problem:
I like having a white tablecloth on the table for photography purposes, plus it lights up the kitchen a little more than a dark table top.
To keep the white cloth clean, I have it covered with clear plastic.
Having little children means that the tablecloth never stays in place, unless it's the middle of the night. ;)
How else can I keep it secured? Any ideas for me? What do you do with your kitchen table??
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