Like closets, shelves can be a harbor for accumulative flotsam and jetsam
— except without a door to conceal the mess. But before you go sweeping away every knickknack, check out these 10 expert tips for cleaning up every cubby and ledge in your casa
Who better than five amazing designers from the DreamHome showroom at the Merchandise Mart to help you put a little personality (and organization) into your pad? Learn how to conquer your fear of shelving behind the oh-so intimidating glass-cabinet doors
. And those tchotchkes you've been holding on to? Don't worry — no treasure will be left behind
. First stop: the shelves. Next: the world!
Photographed by Cara Hunt