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?