March 4, 2013

Jewelry Organization

Today, I thought I'd share how I organize my jewelry. I want to start by saying that this is by no means groundbreaking, but it's how I do it and it works well for me. Sometime in college, my parents bought me a standing jewelry organizer like this one

I fell in love with its functionality and form - It was gorgeous to look at with the dark mahogany wood, but also very functional in that the outside was a full length mirror, it had a lock and key, and when it closed it hid away all the clutter. The inside was also perfect for storing a lot of jewelry - a ton of hanging space for necklaces and bracelets, a ring holder, and earring hooks. It had pouches and crevices and more space than almost anyone could need. However, it was a bulky and heavy piece of furniture, and I couldn't bring it with me to Miami when I moved here. I thought, "oh well, I'll just buy another one," but when I did my research, I realized these things cost hundreds of dollars - something I don't have! For the last 3.5 years I've been letting my jewelry get out of hand, and I finally did what I could to get it under control, despite me missing my jewelry stand at home. Here is what I bought:

1) A large, standing jewelry tree that can sit on any flat surface. I bought this particular one because it had the most hooks to hang necklaces and bracelets, as well as a ring tray at the bottom which I use for rings and earrings. It cost about $8 from Ross, and I'm sure if you have a Ross, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or any other discount store near you, you can find a similar one for a similar price. 
2) A hanging fabric jewelry holder. This could be hung in your closet, over the door like I have it here, or anywhere else where you have a hook. There are pockets on both sides, but I put everything on one side so nothing is hidden as I have it hanging against the wall. This also cost about $8 from Ross. I put the items I don't wear as often here because, to me, it's harder to look in small pockets for something than to see it hanging on the jewelry tree. 
There are a ton of different options for jewelry solutions, and I'm sure you will find one that suits your needs. If you wear a lot of earrings, they sell trees that have small holes in them specially made for earrings, if you wear a lot of rings, you can buy a pretty bowl or tray to display them, and if you wear a lot of bracelets, you can get a jewelry stand with smaller spaces to accommodate bracelets. How do you organize your jewelry? 

8 comments:

  1. Oh I liiiiike that tree. I have one of the wall hangers but I just tend to overlook whatever I put in it. Right now everything I own is scattered across dressers and the bathroom counter so I'm definitely in the market for some storage options. Thanks for posting!

    Samantha @ Sam ipsa Loquitur

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  2. I hang all of my necklaces on a bulletin board. I just have pins at the top and the necklaces hanging off of the pins. For my bracelets & necklaces, I have this thing I found at Marshalls.. it's a "jewelry bar", which is like this T-shaped bar that comes up out of a jewelry tray, and I put my bracelets on the arms of the bar (does that make sense?! it's like this: http://www.buystoreshelving.com/bracelet_display_stands_for_jewelry/earthy_line_jewelry_bracelet_display_bar_JDTB18.jpg)


    And the jewelry tray that's connected to/under my jewelry bar holds all of my earrings/rings. Wow, this was so complicated to write. MEH.

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  3. It is about time I refresh my jewelry organization. My mom made me a piece in high school but it isn't nearly enough now - I may just ask her to make a bigger version as it does such a good job but is totally overloaded!

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  4. my parents are crazies and drove down to florida for graduation so i sold them on driving down my jewelry box, haha. i was in the same situation... I now have a million jewelry trees with no jewelry on them.

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  5. that jewelry organizer and mirror stand is awesome, i have never seen something like that before! what a shame that you no longer have it. i think you've done a good job of storing your jewelry though, i love the necklace 'tree' and the extra storage for smaller items. here is my jewelry storage tour post from my blog, it's a couple years old but shows some of the storage units i use!

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  6. thanks so much for sharing! i love seeing how other people organize their jewelry

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  7. you're so lucky you have a handy mom!

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  8. I love these! They look so professional, like something you'd see at a jewelry store

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