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to enjoy enhanced features like these.
Divide a Room: If you’re dealing with a too-big space, try establishing a few separate areas with your furniture arrangement, and more specifically, your shelves. Opt for a large stand-alone bookshelf and use it as a divider. We like gridded designs that let the eye travel through the room to maintain an airy, open feel.
Tip: Your bookcase doesn’t have to be big and tall. A long, skinny bookcase can be turned on its side to create a horizontal divider. At 3 to 4 feet high, it’s perfect for showcasing a few knick-knacks, a stack of books and a lamp on top.
Dusting is easier when you have the right tools. Designed specifically to clean in grooves and crevices, Swiffer® 360° Dusters traps and locks dust better than a feather duster.
Create More Space: Free up space by utilizing the walls above your high-traffic surfaces. Try mounting a single shelf over your kitchen sink to hold dishwashing liquid, sponges and rubber gloves. Hang a trio of floating shelves over the table in your entryway where you can place items that tend to clutter up the hallway, like school books, mail and keys.
Tip: For a truly “floating” effect, try painting your shelves the same color as your wall.
Hide the Clutter: Tired of stacking family members’ shoes, books, odds and ends on the stairs? Try creating a shelving system below your staircase—it’s a prime piece of storage real estate that’s often forgotten! Find a small bookcase that fits the space, or install a few inexpensive shelves.
Tip: Have an old bookcase that could use a facelift? Give it a makeover with colorful paint and pretty paper.
Get Decorative: When you use your imagination, most anything can be a shelf.
Tip: Measure the inside of an old dining room hutch, then take the measurements to your local hardware store. Purchase sliding shelves and install them inside the hutch to create a unique, easy-glance storage option for purses and shoes.
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