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minischnauzlady
I like my open shelving where my glasses and cups are kept. There is enough turnover they don't get dusty, and I like the look of sparkly clean glass!
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janbhan

Yes, I do the same, anything in regular use has an open shelf. Just one, for the mugs and in-use beverages! Everything else goes under glass. The glasses live in their own cupboard, the turnover is fast but I just don't have place for them outside. There is a thermos of chilled water and two glasses on a tray in the living room. Saves that constant to and fro and gives its own sparkle. .

   
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janbhan

I also think food storage cupboard should be shallow enough that nothing can hide at the back till the next spring clean. Remembering my mother's deep cupboards that hid ancient packets till they had comprehensively died, I have always tried to make them no more than elbow deep. And less if possible.

She also had open shelving, again too deep. Cleaning that pantry was an archeological expedition with a surprise on every shelf. Not her fault, she was old, arthritic, and very short. I am told the new owners of the house have made enormous changes.

   

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