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How to Keep Your Shelves Tidy (And Pretty)

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It's Storage & Organization Week here at Food52! We're sharing our best tips for keeping your home in tip-top shape.

Today: Make your shelves shine.


You have some empty shelves and some things to store. But how to make it look nice? Arrange items thoughtfully: Fold linens carefully, mix tall objects like pitchers or vases with small objects or trinkets like this oyster salt cellar, and place flatter objects (like a pretty print or trivet) behind other items. Work with like colors and you'll avoid having a too-busy hodgepodge.

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