Ideally, your dining room should always feel clean, welcoming, and ready for mealtime — whether it's for everyday dining or holiday celebrations. Just a few steps will help you keep this space looking tidy and neat, and dirt-free. Once a week (or more if needed), follow this guide on how to clean a dining room with ease.
Clear off the dining room table.
Clean and dust dining room light fixtures.
Use a dusting wand or microfiber cloth to remove any dust from lighting fixtures, such as a chandelier, hanging pendant light, or sconces. For lights with small pieces, use a clean paint brush to remove dust.
TIP: Before dusting light fixtures, place a sheet over the dining table to help catch the dust that falls.
Launder table linens.
If you leave a tablecloth or placemats on your table, it's a good idea to wash them every one to two weeks to remove dust.
Dust the table and other surfaces or dining room storage.
Wipe down chairs.
Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down chairs, removing dust and dirt. For smudges, use a very lightly dampened cloth to wipe clean.
Sweep or Vacuum floors.
Sweep wood or tile floors, and/or vacuum and clean any carpets or rugs.