For some reason the freshness and hopeful nature of the Spring season also brings an acute awareness of all the clutter we've gathered since last Spring, and the accompanying urge to get organized is a fever all its own. Your vast collection of fashion and fine jewelry included.
While it takes some time to get your jewelry collection organized, it will make up for it by allowing you plenty of saved time as a result. No longer will you have to untangle handfuls of necklaces or comb through drawers full of bracelets to find the right pieces to match your day's attire. Usually slipping on your jewelry is the final step to completing your outfit and look, and never something you want to be a stressful experience.
Jewelry Organization Tips to Make Your Feel Good About Your Collection Again:
Get rid of the pieces you never, ever wear.
If this includes some special or significant heirloom pieces, then you don't need to completely get rid of them if they have value to you, just store them somewhere out of sight and out of your way. Lumping them in your jewelry box with the pieces you really want to get to every morning only means more shoveling and aggravation on your part. As for the rest? Give it away, donate it, sell it, whatever suits you best. Just as you wouldn't save a sweater that hasn't fit you in 10 years, why hold onto jewelry that no longer suits your sense of style?
Consider separating by style.
If you've previously been organizing by necklaces / bracelets / earrings / etc., but find yourself pairing the same necklace with a particular bracelet or pair of earring every time you wear either member of the set, why not keep them together? Then you can easily cut your searching time in half (find one, find them all!)
Hang your pieces.
There are lots of creative DIY ways in which you can hang up your necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. Some of these include within a picture frame or from pins on a cork board, from hangers, coffee cup hangers, key racks, and so on.
Hide your pieces.
Your collection can be neatly hidden behind a special photo frame or mirror. No one would even know until you showed off this cool trick!
Catch your pieces.
Anything bowl-shaped makes for an easy target for smaller pieces of jewelry. You could toss rings into an old cupcake pan, or use a towering baked good tier for anklets and bracelets.
Decorate your walls with jewelry.
Being the stylish, creative type when it comes to your jewelry selection, you might as well show your collection off for the work of art it is. You can do so by simply adding a row of nails or hooks to your bedroom and living space walls, where you can elegantly drape each necklace, lanyard, or eyeglass chain.
Drape your jewelry as a decoration.
Using objects to wear your jewelry for you when you aren't around can be just as stylish as when you rock the pieces yourself. You can use classy glass bottles, leatherette mannequins, or upside-down wine glasses. Be as creative as you desire!
Upgrade to a dresser.
When your jewelry box, or even the larger amour you got for Christmas last year simply won't cut harboring your ever-growing collection, it might be time to upgrade to the dresser. In which case, lingerie dressers would fantastically as jewelry organizers for their narrower and numerous drawers.
Pearls can look rather lovely when encased in a vintage mason jar. Or your color-popping pastel pieces are sure to be complimented when encased in a clear cookie or flour jar. Many of these kinds of containers can also be neatly stacked, or their lids can be nailed to the bottom of a hanging wall shelf, so you can easily take the bottom off via twisting to gain access to your pieces.
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