A Cheat Sheet for Setting the Table for Dinner Guests

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You set the table every day, but each time you second-guess yourself: The fork goes on the left side of the plate…right? When it’s spaghetti with your fam, it’s no big deal. When it’s a proper party with company, it’s stressful to no end. That’s why we put together this handy infographic to help you nail your place settings every single time.

(And psst… If you want to pare it down without bread plates and the like, just remember this: The fork goes on the left side, and the spoon and knife go on the right side—blade facing in.)

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