It is almost a blessing that the market comes up with innovative new things to cater for needs that we didn't know we had! Truthfully, we only realize that we had such needs after a gadget is invented and then we wonder how we got on without them. Take side tables with a removable tray for instance. Isn't there a sound of relief in the name itself? The tiresome and irritating job of serving guests, taking the food from the tray to the table and to the tray from the table disappears! And that's not an inconvenience to you alone, even the guests feel pretty awkward getting half up from the sofa to reach the table in order to refill their plates. Sometimes they really give up on the idea of eating more if they have already been to the table where the food is. They definitely find it better to be passed the tray rather than getting up.
Therefore, side tables with a removable tray are very convenient items of furniture to have in your living room. And if you don't have one, it is a totally good thing to replace your old table with these. It not only helps you keep your guests happy, it can also be useful to keep your files or any other items organized. You can easily pull the removable tray out and place it either on the top of the table, or fix it to the bottom. And of course, you can carry it around the house too if you need to. What I find best about such side tables with removable trays is that I can easily carry the tray to the sink or dishwasher and clean it. No scrubbing it with a detergent and water spray and worry about leaving small tiny stains unattended.