In today’s post I share with you my jewellery organisation ideas. If there is one thing that excites me, it is organising. The idea of everything having a home and also being visual satisfying is at the core of my existence as a home loving woman. So as you may guess, Pinterest and YouTube videos on the subject are my favourites. I am always on the lookout for hacks, tips and tricks that could feed my urge for organising my home. A few years back, I wrote a blog post on 7 Ways to organise jewellery. That post has been my most popular blog post ever! That tells me that there are many of you out there who do not think that untangling jewellery should be an Olympic sport. So I felt that it was about time that I shared with you updates on my jewellery organisation ideas.
I would like to put it out there that I am in no shape or form claiming to be an expect on the subject, but I am only sharing a system that works for me. I only hope that it inspires someone else looking for idea. Although I am always on the lookout for tips and tricks, whenever I find a working system, I tend stick to it, but add and take from it as I go along. Therefore my current jewellery organisation system is not much different from my previous one. There are however a few updates here and there. When organising jewellery, I follow 4 basic principles: “Store In kind”, “Store In View”, “Store in Space” and “Store Smart”. These are my own principles that I have made up to guide me, feel free to adopt them if you please.
Store in Kind
The idea of organising is to have things placed in an orderly manner and to make finding those items easier. Storing similar things together I find, work a great deal. When it comes to jewellery organisation ideas, the same principle apply. Picking one kind of jewellery, lets say a bracelet from a mix of necklaces and earrings may take a bit more effort than going straight to a section apportioned for bracelets. It saves time, no one has the time to play ‘where’s Wally’ with jewellery. I therefore store earrings, necklaces, rings etc in their designated organisers and space.
Store In View
They say out of sight, out of mind, that saying is very true. If you don’t remember that you have something, you would not even remember to reach out for it. Storing your jewellery in view or at place where you can see them will remind you of what you have, need/want or what needs to be donated or thrown away. Most of us still have in our collection, broken jewellery, dated jewellery and a pile of tangled mess we will never, ever reach for, EVER! This is why I love clear acrylic storage. Every thing you need is in plain site, so you do not have to rummage through boxes to find what you are looking for. I also find that when you use clear organisers, you see less of the organisers and more of your jewellery. The uniformity of having all clear storage also gives it a clean look.
Store in Space
We all have different amounts of space available for us to organise with. Whatever your space, one thing we need to bear in mind is how to utilise the available space to work in our benefit. This may involve utilising both vertical and horizontal space in a thought-out manner. I use up standing organisers such as my necklace organiser, bracelet organisers and earring organisers. I then balance this out with flat lying organisers. This strategy both saves space and looks pleasing to the eye. Storing necklaces vertically I find, is the best solution to organising them. When necklaces get intertwined, It gets so annoying to take them apart. I used to have this issue in the past so I therefore forfeited the whole idea of wearing necklaces because it took too much time and patience to untangle and I just couldn’t be asked. To solve this problem, I hang necklaces on individual pins/pegs in my acrylic necklace organiser. This prevents them from entangling. My acrylic glasses organiser is one of the newbies in my organisation system. It is both aesthetically pleasing as well as a functional way of storing glasses.
I love money saving hacks. A way to indulge in my clear acrylic storage craze without spending the coins is to repurpose the containers of Ferrero Rocher chocolate. The containers are durable and comes in different shapes and sizes. I kept the gold insert tray in one of the rectangular containers to store small stud earrings. I also use a glass tray as a catch all tray for odd earrings until I find the other half. Another smart storage tip is to utilise a catch all tray or container. In keeping with my clear storage theme, I use a small glass plate for this purpose. I also use a small glass trinkets container to store my rings. I cannot guarantee that whenever I walk through the door after a long day, that I will have the strength to put my jewellery right where I took them from. This is a neat hack to prevent mess. I also keep a few safety pins in my catch all plate for times when wardrobe malfunctions are upon me.
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