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. Keep reading to learn some great tips on how to organize jewelry and easily find what you want.

 

1. Take Inventory

 

Before you get started on a strategy for organizing your jewelry, take an inventory of what you currently have so you can start with a plan to get rid of items or find new homes for pieces that need storage. This will help when it comes time to organize and store your jewels; however, it might be a good idea to keep the inventory list in a safe place so it's easy to access.

 

2. Start to Sort

 

You need to decide on a plan for storing your jewels as you organize them. Keep like items together and consider how you want to display them as well as what types of storage make the most sense for different pieces. Consider keeping your everyday pieces that you wear often out in the open for easy access while putting other items into storage containers until they're needed.

Also, make sure to give your pieces a once over for possible scuff marks or tarnish. Take quick notes of any damage. It is best to set aside items in need of a good polish or restoring in a separate pile.

 

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 as you would 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. Don't display your sparklies in front of a large window where sunlight shines directly at them.

Another smart décor solution is utilizing cute jewelry dishes. There are many different styles and sizes available, so choose one that is appropriate for the amount of jewelry you own. You may want to purchase a couple of cute jewelry dishes, if they are small enough to do so without overcrowding your space.

Keep dishes on your dresser or vanity, to keep earrings and other special pieces within easy reach. Beautiful and practical, they also keep delicate jewelry from getting scuffed or tangled.

 

Organizing with Drawers

Organizing jewelry in drawers is a great way for keeping your jewelry safe and easily accessible. It is also really good for keeping dust from collecting on them. There are many ways to do this, depending on what type of drawers you have available.

First, drawer dividers let you build a personalized system centered on the pieces of jewelry in your set. Drawer dividers come apart easily, so you can change the layout as needed according to your drawer size. Make sure to line your drawers with a soft fabric like velvet to prevent scratches to your jewelry. It is also a good idea to label each section, so you always put your jewels back in their proper places.

Secondly, you can use trays or small containers to partition your drawer space. This will help you store different pieces of jewelry separately. Use clear boxes to see what's inside at a glance. This way it is very easy to find the right piece of jewelry that you need for that special occasion or day. Make sure you label your trays and boxes to help you discern the contents within.

 

Wall Storage

 

When looking for ways to store your earrings, necklaces, bracelets or rings, wall storage racks are typically a popular choice. 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 hooks which you can attach to your wall. The hanger itself is usually 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).

Plus, 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 this method is that if your collection grows too large, you may quickly deplete the space on your wall.

Another great wall option is cubbyholes (especially for organizing bracelets). Look for slots with clear pockets, so you can see what’s inside at first glance. This lets you spot your must-have pieces easily, while also keeping them safe and sound.

 

In Conclusion

 

In conclusion, organizing jewelry is a simple process. With the right tools and patience, you can easily organize any collection of jewelry in no time with little cost. Organizing jewelry can help you to better tell which are your favorite pieces, know what you have, and show off your collection. While not everything will fit into one container or tray, organizing jewelry is a simple process that everyone can do!