Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! It's good to be back!
While out to dinner on New Year's Eve, I noticed that the tablecloth at the restaurant I was at repelled water. What a brilliant idea. I'm sure the tablecloths with that feature are less likely to stain and easier for the restaurant to wash, which must be a relief considering how many tablecloths the staff must wash every day.
That got me to start thinking about how much wear and tear restaurants must endure. We worry about maintaining our homes, but maintaining a restaurant must be far more stressful. Restaurants not only have to deal with a constant flow of traffic, but also have to maintain their beauty in order to keeps customers coming back for more. That's quite a burden unless you use durable products that make cleaning easy. Judging by the water repelling tablecloths, I'm guessing that many restaurants have started to introduce highly durable products, which makes restaurants a great place to find long-lasting products that actually hold up to the manufacturer's promises.
So the next time to you go out to eat, look at the floor, walls, furniture and countertops at the restaurant. Which materials look shabby, and which ones look brand new? You'll quickly find out which products would be a hassle to maintain in your home and which ones require little maintenance to keep looking beautiful. And as we start 2008, wouldn't it be nice to spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying our home. Plus, talk about a great excuse to spend a night at that restaurant you've been meaning to try!
Posted by Meghan Carter on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 in
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