Do you have jewelry you never wear because it’s buried in the bottom of a jewelry box or drawer, or the chains are so hopelessly tangled and knotted, you just never get up the ambition to untangle them all?
Nah, me neither.
But for those who can’t believe what a mess those accessories can get themselves into, here’s help to organize your jewelry in a way that really works. And no, you don’t have to move out and leave it behind and start over!
Check out this video I just caught over on PopSugarTV – well worth watching – in which Beth Ziegler of Bneato shares a few super tips on getting your bling in order.
Top 3 Tip to Organize Your Jewelry
1. Take Inventory: Get out all your jewelry and spread it out where you can see what you’ve really got. Sort it by type and style, by “love it” and “meh” and “must go” – set aside the toss-outs for donation to charity – so you’ll know what you’ve got to work with. Next, decide what you want to store and what you want to display.
2. Organize Storage: Drawer dividers and/or little containers to hold each type of jewelry item – that’s a no-brainer, of course, but the big trick is to get the right boxes and trays in sizes and shapes that work for the jewelry you own and the drawer dimensions.
3. Display, display, display! Did you catch that cool idea for necklaces? A picture frame to create a special wall space for those genius (reusable, no sticky gunk) 3M Command Hooks for display. It’s not jewelry storage, it’s personal art! Get a cheap wooden frame and paint it to match your room, or get a great over-the-top ornate picture frame at a yard sale and really personalize it.
I’m also loving the yes-this-is-how-real-life-works idea of using a beautiful tiered cake plate or something of the sort on your dresser or bureau to display (and keep close at hand) those items of jewelry you wear every day.
Less thinking and digging around in the mornings, less stress about getting dressed, and more of your great accessories will get their turn in the limelight.
Top photo: Jewelry Options by starmist1, on Flickr