The Dining Room Table Is Now An Essential Part Of Your Life!

These days, especially with a lot of folks forced to stay at home, the dining room table is getting a lot of use, and not just for eating meals together.

A new survey finds:

  • 25% of families consider the dining room table the heart of the home.
  • 30% say they have the majority of conversations around it.
  • The average dining room table hosts 572 conversations, 1,456 meals and 468 jokes each year.
  • It also has hosts 57 disagreements, and 72 special moments.

And with folks following stay-at-home orders, the dining room table is being used for way more than meals right now.

  • Folks are spending 28 hours a week using the dining room table for homeschooling and as a workspace for parents.
  • The top uses for the dining room table during lockdown include:
  • Children’s classroom
  • Lunch break table
  • Parent’s workspace
  • The place to play games
  • Partner’s workspace
  • A place to have video calls
  • A place to bake
  • The place to catch up with friends via calls/video
  • The place to stream live online school lessons
  • The place to stream live workouts
  • On a positive note, 44% of families say they are eating more meals together now that they are under lockdown.
  • 36% say they feel closer to relatives.
  • 32% believe they are being kinder to one another.

Source: SWNS Digital

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