I've been wanting/needing to organize my jewelry for a long time. I was reminded of this again last week when I was looking for something in my jewelry box and came across several things I didn't even know I had. Everything was so stuffed in there, things would fall to the bottom only to be forgotten about.
I used to have a few command hooks inside the linen closet door in my bathroom. It was a convenient way to hang a few necklaces, but quickly became disorganized when I kept hanging more and more necklaces on top of one another. They would get tangled and I still couldn't really see everything I had.
I counted everything up and I had about 40 necklaces and just as many earrings, as well as various bracelets, watches and yes...even a toe ring. Lol!
So, we went to The Container Store this weekend and it didn't disappoint. I could spend hours in there, and I pretty much did.
Here's what I came home with...
I got two of those cute jewelry organizers that look like a little black dress. Oh, and I also picked up a few scoops for my kitchen canisters for $1.50.
As you can see, each "dress" has 33 pockets on one side and 17 loops for storing necklaces on the other. I like that the loops are velcro, which makes it so easy to grab something. Other ones had snaps and I didn't think I'd have the patience for that. Ha!
They also have a swivel hook at the top, so you can easily flip it around from one side to the other without removing it from the closet rod, or wherever you hang it.
Here's what mine looked like when I finished organizing everything...
The front side...
Jewelry organizers: $9.99 each at The Container Store
I still use my jewelry box for several things, but this really helped me to actually see most everything I have at a glance.
Oh, and here's a look back at my old system. Pretty barbaric compared to the new organized one...
How do you organize your jewelry? I never leave the house without earrings and usually a necklace too. The only downside to this new storage system is that now it takes me longer to get ready in the mornings because now that everything is clearly displayed, I have a hard time deciding what jewelry to wear. Almost too many choices. Almost. ;)