Our editors use this tip for storing glassware and dishes, kids toys, and even a pull-down desk.

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You could have bespoke cabinets built to stow your stuff. Or you can outfit standard shelves with customizable felt "curtains" that are as cool as they are clever. Just cut the felt to size, Velcro it in place, add leather tabs, and you're done: pops of color, and plenty of storage.

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1. The Party Pantry

Keep glasses or board games handy - and out of sight (and little people's reach) the rest of the time.

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2. The Hidden Bar

We heard about a top-secret speakeasy. It's on a wooden tray tucked inside your den bookcase.

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3. The Toy Box

Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere! The jingle actually works when kids have an easy-access stash.

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