A strict five-tier ranking system will keep your stuff in line. Then you can relax and let it police itself.
The top of this storage shelf is for the stuff that pleases you the most. The bottom is for the stuff you most dislike. The middle rungs are to divide the two. Be it towels or miniature pig statues or your silverware and mugs, this system will keep your stuff fighting to reach the top of the shelf, rather than questioning the system. Trust us. It's been proven to work for thousands of years.