How to Organize Jewelry

 

We've all experienced the moment where you're digging through your jewelry box, trying to find that one much-needed gold necklace. While such an item may exist in there, what usually happens is you can't find anything for minutes on end because everything is mingled together or tangled. If only there were a way to organize your jewelry so that these moments didn't happen - and luckily, there is!

Read on for tips for organizing jewelry so that you can easily find what you're looking for and keep your accessories in good condition.


1. TAKE JEWELRY INVENTORY


Before you can start organizing your jewelry, it's helpful to take an inventory list of what you have. This way, you know what you're working with and can plan accordingly. Be as specific as possible and include everything from bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, watches, etc.

Once you have your jewelry inventory list, you can organize your jewelry based on type, such as putting all of your necklaces in one place or keeping all of your rings together. An inventory list will make finding what you're looking for later on easier.

Taking inventory of what you currently have is essential, so you can start with a plan to get rid of some items or find new homes for pieces that need storage.

Decluttering jewelry is essential to having a functional space. Ask yourself, do you really need those pieces that you haven't worn in years? It may be time to let them go. Decluttering jewelry also clears up your vision for what you want your jewelry organization to look like.

Your jewelry inventory list will help organize and store your jewels when it comes time. It is essential to keep your inventory list in a safe place so it's easy to access. So we suggest a small jewelry box or a desk drawer.


2. START TO SORT JEWELRY


Once you have an inventory list of your jewelry, it's time to sort through everything. The first step is to sort your jewelry by type, such as putting all necklaces in one place or keeping all bracelets together. By organizing jewelry this way, you can easily find what you're looking for when you need it. As opposed to searching through a pile of mixed jewelry, this method will help you grab what you need and go.

Sorting your jewelry by type will not only make it easier to grab what you need and go, but it'll also help prevent any accidental breakage. For example, imagine if you had all of your necklaces thrown into one drawer - it would be a tangled, hot mess! By sorting your jewelry by type, each piece has its own place and isn't crammed together.

After you've sorted your jewelry by type, it's time to sort it by occasion. For example, you might want to keep your everyday pieces separate from your dressier items. Or, if you have any jewelry that needs special care, such as vintage pieces, you'll want to ensure the vintage pieces are correctly stored so they don't get damaged.

You can also further organize your jewelry by color, putting all of your silver pieces together and your gold together. Sorting your jewelry by color can be helpful if you're looking for a specific accessory to match an outfit.

It would be best if you decided on a plan for storing your jewels as you organize them. Keep like items together and consider how you want to display them and what types of storage make the most sense for different pieces. For example, consider keeping the everyday jewelry pieces that you often wear out in the open for easy access while placing one-off items into storage containers until they're needed


3. JEWELRY AS DÉCOR


Who's to say a statement ring or pearl necklace isn't a sculpture? Instead of hiding them away in a closet, put your joy-sparking sparklies on display like any other piece of art. Arrange them between books, vases, or other sculptures or elevate them on jewelry risers. We especially love the chic, modern look of clear display blocks.

Beware, your accessories can double as home décor as long as they are safe from the glare of harsh sunlight. Direct sun exposure will fade the colors of jewelry and cause dullness. Never display your sparklies in front of a large window where sunlight shines directly at them.

It is important to exercise extra care for specific pieces when organizing jewelry. If you have any vintage jewelry or pieces that are sentimental to you, consider displaying them in a shadow box. Shadow boxes are perfect for protecting and displaying delicate items. They also offer an extra layer of protection from dust, dirt, and other debris.

One way to use jewelry as décor is by hanging necklaces on hooks. Organizing jewelry in this way works exceptionally well for statement pieces or long necklaces that you don't wear often. For example, hanging necklaces on hooks keeps them tangle-free so you can avoid the headache of having to untangle a tangled necklace.

Another way of organizing jewelry is by displaying bracelets on a bracelet holder. This is a great way to add color and personality to your space. Plus, using bracelet holders is a great way to keep your bracelets organized in order to find the one you're looking for easily.

Another way to use jewelry as décor is by placing earrings on an earring holder. This is a great way to keep your earrings organized and prevent them from getting lost. It's also a great way to add some personality to your space.

The next method for organizing jewelry is by displaying ring sets on a ring holder. If you have a lot of rings, consider using a ring holder to display them. This will keep your ring sets in one place and prevent them from getting lost or mixed up with clashing sets.

Whatever way you choose to use jewelry as décor, be sure to mix and match pieces to create an eclectic look. And have fun with it! After all, it's your home, and you should decorate it in a way that makes you happy.


4. ORGANIZING WITH JEWELRY DRAWERS


Organizing jewelry in drawers is a great way to keep your jewelry safe and easily accessible. However, if everything is just thrown in there, it can become a tangled mess quickly. That's why using dividers is key when organizing jewelry in drawers.

Dividers will help keep your pieces from getting tangled or lost in the abyss of your jewelry drawers. Small trays with compartments are great for this, as you can put different types of jewelry in each section. You can find these at most stores that sell home goods. For example, you might have a small tray for necklaces, another small tray for rings and earrings, and a larger tray for bracelets and watches. Jewelry trays will help you see everything at a glance and make grabbing what you need quicker and easier.

Next, collapsable dividers let you build a personalized system centered on the pieces of jewelry in your set. Drawer dividers come apart quickly, so you can change the layout according to your drawer size. Collapsable dividers are great if you constantly add new pieces to your jewelry collection and are unsure of the exact layout plan you need.

When organizing jewelry, make sure to line your jewelry drawers with a soft fabric like velvet to prevent scratches to your jewelry. It is also good to label each section, so you always put your jewels back in their proper places.

 


5. INVEST IN A HIGH-QUALITY JEWELRY BOX


This is the most important step in organizing your jewelry. A good, high-quality jewelry box will have multiple compartments or sections so that you can manage your jewelry pieces by type. When you're looking for something specific, you can quickly go to the right section and find it.

If you're short on space, you can also find wall-mounted jewelry organizers to hold all of your pieces without taking up too much room.

 


6. USE SMALL JEWELRY TRAYS OR BOWLS


If you don't want to invest in a jewelry box just yet, another option is to use small jewelry trays or bowls for organizing jewelry. These storage dishes work well if you only have a few pieces of jewelry or if you want to organize your jewelry by color. Place each piece of jewelry in the correct bowl or tray, and you're good to go!

You can find bowls and trays at most home goods stores, or you can repurpose items you already have around the house.


7. CREATE A JEWELRY CORD OR RING WRAP


If you have a lot of necklaces or bracelets, it can be helpful to create a jewelry cord or ring wrap for organizing jewelry. These storage tools are simply a fabric or ribbon that you wrap around your jewelry. The pieces won't get tangled, and you can easily see all of your options.

You can find jewelry cords, and ring wraps online or at most craft stores.


8. PURCHASE A JEWELRY DISPLAY


If you want to show off your jewelry, a jewelry display is a great way to do it. You can find jewelry displays at most home goods stores. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can find one that will fit your needs.

 


9. WALL STORAGE


Wall storage racks are typically popular when looking for ways to store your earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or rings. Wall storage racks come in several shapes and sizes, depending on your needs.

If you have the space on your wall, you can always use a jewelry organizer that hangs from a nail or hook. They usually consist of clips that you can attach to your wall. The hanger itself is detachable, so you can take it down and bring it with you when traveling (if not, make sure the hanger is collapsable for easy storage).

Utilizing hanging organizers is a must, especially if you have a small space. The more you have on the wall, the less horizontal or counter space you need for storage. The only disadvantage of organizing jewelry with this method is that if your collection grows too large, you may quickly deplete the available area on your wall.

Another excellent wall option for organizing jewelry is cubbyholes (especially for organizing bracelets). Look for slots with clear pockets to see what's inside at first glance. Cubbyholes let you spot your must-have pieces easily while keeping them safe and sound.

 

10. SHELF STORAGE


When organizing jewelry on a shelf, there are many different options available. For example, one option is to use small jewelry trays or dishes (as mentioned above). Another option is to purchase clear containers that stack on top of each other. You can see all of your options at once and quickly grab what you need with clear containers.

When it comes to organizing jewelry, shelf storage is perfect for those who want to see all of their pieces at once. It's also a great way to prevent your delicate pieces from getting tangled or damaged. Because you can clearly see your jewelry, you're less likely to knock it over or step on it accidentally.

 

WRAPPING UP


Organizing jewelry is a simple process. With the right tools and patience, you can easily manage any jewelry collection in no time with little cost. Organizing jewelry can help recognize your favorite pieces, know what you have, and show off your collection.

We hope you enjoyed our tips for organizing jewelry. By following the simple steps outlined in our "How to Organize Jewelry" post, you can create an easy and lasting system for your jewelry. Happy organizing!