I remember when my parents in law were alive, visiting them and noticing how much 'stuff' they had nearby where they sat. I found it amazing and wondered how annoying it must be to shift it all for polishing.
We have always had occasional tables, usual a 'nest' of three, the spare ones tucked away to be brought out, along with coasters when we had visitors. The top one sat in front of the middle of the settee to be shared between us.
I used to be ultra tidy and couldn't imagine being like that. Now, I have a table nearby and DB uses an area close to him. A table no longer sits in front of the settee, instead, TV magazines and remote controls actually sit in the gap between us on the settee!
I have gone from this:
Have a lovely weekend everyone. I am busy watching the tennis and quite enjoying it so far.