Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I really love it when I find new tricks to keep my life a little more organized. Not just tiddy for the sake of being tiddy but tools that really make it easier.

I have a lot of jewelry. It's not all fancy or expensive but there is a large quantity of it. How can you pass up another pair of $4.99 chandalier earrings at Target or a coral necklace at Stein Mart?! I sure can't.

While I have my good pieces I wear daily - my watch, a few silver bracelets, stud earrings and my engagement ring - I have plenty that doesn't necessarily need to be at closest reach. So as the years went by all my jewelry finds had eventually tangled themselves into a not-fun-pile in a few random boxes.
I knew there had to be a better way to keep all my stuff in good condition, easily accessible but out of the way.

I purchased a small three drawer plastic organizer that fits nicely onto the shelf of my linen closet.

I then took miscellaneous gift box tops and arranged them in each drawer. Each box has a different type of jewelry - sterling silver, anything red, bangles, turquiose, etc. Anything with some substance is just placed in its appropriate box. Anything smaller is dropped into its own small plastic baggy as well.

I don't buy the baggies but instead use the ones that hold the buttons from a work shirt or a pair of pants. As I get more baggies, more small pieces get a nice little plastic home.

The top drawer holds my good jewelry that I don't wear everyday. My pearls, nice rings and good necklaces are kept in their original boxes or soft bags for safe keeping.

My everyday jewelry is placed in a small dish on my dresser so I'm not constantly putting it away and finding it again.

This little system allows me to keep everything in order and I end up wearing so many more of the pieces because I can pick them out so easily.

Works for me!


Are You Willing to Change? said...

Very nice! I love organization techniques also! I'm very into it! Thanks for the good idea!

Anonymous said...

Oooo what a great idea! I'm really into organizing too and my poor jewelry box is in desperate need of organization. I really like your system and thats a great idea to use plastic baggies from buttons and using a small dish for your everyday jewelry-I'm def. doing that!

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Jthemilker said...

Very great idea. I like it.

Heather at Grace303 said...

That seems like a good way to organize your jewelry!

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