So…I haven’t been completely idle over the last few days. 😉 We’ve been tackling some long overdue clearing out of linen and utility closets, as well as other projects around the house. And I’ve continued to work on my own closet. The latest project: finding a better system for storing and organizing my jewelry.
A Jewelry Organizer For A Small Space
I don’t own a lot of “fine” jewelry, but have collected quite a few costume and “semi-fine” pieces over the years. We don’t have much shelf space in the closet, so I’d mostly been storing it on hanging jewelry organizers similar to these.
But that system wasn’t ideal, as it left the pieces exposed to dust and dirt. And I’ve learned that storing necklaces hanging over long periods of time isn’t best for them either. I’m one of those out-of-sight-out-of-mind types, so I want to be able to easily see what I have.
My friend Karen (@karenmkarlsen) and I were comparing notes on jewelry storage last week, and found we’d both arrived at a similar solution.
Sometimes too many choices can be paralyzing, so I don’t need (or want) to be able to see my entire collection at once. I tend to wear a few favorite pieces throughout a season, and then switch some out every few weeks. So this smaller clear jewelry organizer with drawers seemed like a good solution.
I spent an afternoon going through (almost) all of my jewelry, and selected the pieces that I’m wearing most often, as well as a few brooches I’ve been meaning to wear but always forget about.
Everything else I’ve placed in individual plastic bags (or the original boxes), grouped by style in stacking trays, and placed in an out-of-the-way-but-easy-to-access storage bin. I’ve done some rearranging of my cubby area and placed the jewelry organizer on the one shelf that’s at eye level. The drawers pull all the way out for a closer look.
I think this will be a workable and efficient system.
More Jewelry Organizers
What system do you like best for organizing and storing your jewelry?
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