Dusting would be eliminated if I took Maxine's advice and just used my table tops as message boards. Alas, I have 'stuff' on my tables. I am sure that in the minds of my sons a lot of this is just worthless junk, knick-knacks to be disposed of in a yard sale. Well, I guess the seashell collection would warrant that.
I started collecting seashells and rocks when I was in grade school. Some of the rocks I have disposed of. But one has particular sentimental value as a reminder of a trip to Kentucky one Spring.