LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08:  Nate Berkus signs copies of his new book "The Things That Matter" at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on November 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)
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Even HGTV's Nate Berkus Makes These Two Storage Mistakes
HGTV’s Nate Berkus has been an interior designer for years, but even he has made a few mistakes while figuring out how to correctly and efficiently store things around the house.
When it comes to storing cutlery in their respective slots, Berkus made the common mistake of laying them on top of each other. Home Sort provided him with a more efficient method.
Instead of laying knives flat on each other, it’s best to place them side by side with the sharp side facing down in the slot. This same side-by-side method goes for spoons and forks.
When they're nestled next to each other, it creates a cohesive look. It's a great way to make everything look neat, while showcasing any matching cutlery set.
Another mistake Berkus would make was storing household items in solid containers, making it difficult to know what
was inside.
Labels only help so much, so Berkus suggests using a transparent bin instead. If that doesn’t fit a room’s aesthetic, let the items peek out of the top of the
solid container.