~Get it in Order~
I’m going to confess something….
I’m a bit of a jewelry hoarder.
While I don’t have any of my hot pink plastic “Madonna” bangles from the 80s, I may definitely have some a piece or two from the late 90s.
I have this bad of habit of thinking to myself…”What if it comes back in style?” I always hate when…inevitably…something does come back in style and I have gotten rid of it from the first go around.
But is it better to hold onto that bracelet with the spikes or the chandelier earrings that grace the top of the shoulder?
After looking at this mess of a jewelry drawer, I think not…
While I love my jewelry drawer with its divided compartments, the problem is that everything seems to get jumbled together. I decided to take it one step further with these little glass dishes that I picked up last weekend at a flea market. I think the most expensive one was $.50.
They are each a different size and shape, which I love because it adds such character. I used each dish to hold specific types of jewelry such as hoop earrings, pearl bracelets, etc.
I think we all have some “go to” earrings. I grouped all of my favorites into one of the small round dishes.
While I was organizing my favorite pieces of jewelry, I also took the time to purge! I decided that if I hadn’t worn a piece in over a year, it needed to go. But even with my purging, I still had more jewelry than would fit in my dishes, so I organized the extras in the drawer, until I can pick up some more small dishes.
The jewelry drawer holds earrings, pins and bracelets, but my favorite jewelry organizational tool is the one I used for my necklaces…
I found two of these towel racks at Hobby Lobby. As you can see, they fit perfectly in the space between two areas of my closet. I spaced them so that I can still reach the top rack of necklaces, which holds the shorter strands. The bottom rack holds the longer necklaces.
The necklaces are held on the rack with shower curtain S hooks that I found at Walmart. I made sure to match the finish of the hooks with the towel racks.
It’s so much better when the jewelry is organized. You can actually see what you have to choose from! It’s amazing. I found pieces of jewelry that I’d forgotten I had!
Using small dishes is a great way to divide and organize your jewelry. You can use a drawer or a tray to hold your dishes and jewelry items. Hanging your necklaces or displaying your jewelry in pretty dishes can also act as decorative pieces in your dressing area.
Take a moment, organize your jewelry and get rid of those neon green hoop earrings from high school…
If you’d like another great idea for organizing your jewelry, check out this idea for necklace storage that I used in my daughter’s room.
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