Awhile back, it dawned on me that I was not wearing even a fraction of the jewelry that I own. I was always defaulting to my “usual pieces”. I came to the realization that if I could not view the pieces in an organized manner, it felt too annoying to try and hunt for the right ones. I decided to organize and display as much as I could and now everything seems to be in constant rotation. Here are a few items that have been helpful in this process…
Wall space is often prime real estate when it comes to jewelry organization. While not everyone has drawer or countertop space to organize and display their jewelry, often times a bit of wall space can go a long way. I purchased these belt racks from The Container Store for just $9.99. (They are currently on sale for just $6.99.)
I had been searching for something to hang on the wall in my closet that would allow me to keep my necklaces from becoming tangled. I saw the belt rack and immediately knew that it would be an inexpensive way to tackle the problem. I decided to hang shorter, bulkier necklaces on the top prongs and use the bottom prongs for my longer, more delicate necklaces. This rack has been wonderful not only because it keeps my necklaces detangled, but because it also displays them so well that I am now wearing more of them because they are so visible. If you don’t have wall space, here is another option that simply hangs on your clothing rod. You could place it in a visible spot in your closet. If offers hanging hooks on both sides and would be great for keeping necklaces from becoming a tangle mess.
I am slightly obsessed with statement necklaces. Okay, I admit that I have a bit of a problem. (I tend to buy them from Baublebar because they offer amazing ones at a great price point,). It never ceases to amaze me how an oversized necklace can instantly elevate a look. Because I adore these pieces, I also like to have them displayed. I am fortunate enough to have an island in my closet so I utilize that space for my jewelry. (Truthfully, it also keeps me from throwing clothes on top of the island when I am having “one of those days” where I try on a dozen things and hate everything…but am too lazy to hang it all back up.) You can also use these trays on tops of dressers or on shelves. I try to group a statement necklace with the other pieces that I wear with it so it is as easy as possible to accessorize. I purchased these acrylic trays at The Container Store. The best thing about these trays is that they stack! This allows for you to maximize the space available by organizing your baubles and then simply piling the trays on top of one another.
The smaller acrylic trays are great for organizing bracelets and earrings. I always place silver pieces together, gold pieces together, and mixed metal pieces together. This makes it so much easier to style pieces with an outfit. This is also a great trick for those of you who keep your jewelry in drawers. As I mentioned before, these tray are stackable so if you have space on a counter or on a shelf, you can organize your pieces like I have below, stack them and take up just inches of space.
Finally, I found these acrylic watch holders on Amazon. They only cost one dollar each. Not only do they help keep me organized, but they also keep me from scratching my watches by just throwing them on the counter or in a drawer. I must warn you, however, you must have patience if you decide to purchase these puppies. It does take a few seconds to place the watch on the stand.
What are your favorite tips for organizing jewelry?