Just like any other organizing project, there are a variety of ways to organize jewelry. Reviewing the organizing process is the first step. The steps are shown below to refresh your memory and how it specifically pertains to jewelry.
Put like items together – This is the beginning of the organizing process. Group your pieces into categories of like items that make sense to you. Examples of categories may be – rings, bracelets, pendants, earrings, watches, pins, etc.
Eliminate excess – Look at the pieces in each category of like items. Make a decision for each item as to whether it stays or goes. This step will reduce the amount of your things to eliminate excess.
Assign homes – The keepers from the step above need to be assigned homes that again, make sense to you. This is where you consider where in your home that you put on your jewelry. This is a good place for your jewelry to live. You may already have a home that works for you. If so, great, keep using it. If not, now is the time to make a change.
Containment – Now that you’ve assigned a home to all your bling, determine how you will contain your pieces. This is the time to consider the various options for products to organize jewelry to keep it visible and easy to access.
Evaluate – As your life situations change, and they will from time to time, you will find that solutions that worked wonderfully in the past, are no longer working so well. That’s when it’s time to evaluate your solutions and tweak them to accommodate these changes.
As mentioned in the ‘Containment’ step in the organizing process above, consider the various options to organize jewelry, and there are many. The best option for you will be specific to your needs. There are a couple of things to consider as you’re determining which of the many options will work best for you.
The main things to consider are available storage space and ease of access. You may have other criteria you want to consider such as aesthetics, and possibly keeping your pieces visible, that’s fine, add these to your list of criteria.
As mentioned above, there are various options to organize jewelry. Actually, way too many to list them all here, however, there are some listed below. They may be obvious, or that you’ve seen before, but maybe not all of them, and it’s a good starting point.
A very good resource to explore is www.pinterest.com. As you may know, you can find a plethora of products that you can purchase, and if you’re crafty, so many diy options to organize jewelry. Check them out to find one that best fits your needs.
This is probably the most obvious product and that most use to store their jewelry. Most jewelry boxes have compartments to store categories of pieces of jewelry and come in all shapes and sizes.
Hanging jewelry organizers
This option is similar to over-the-door accessory pockets but the pockets are smaller. Some just have pockets, and others have pockets on one side, and little straps on the other side for bracelets and pendants to keep them tangle free.
Jewelry stands come in a variety of styles, from single bars to tiered bars for hanging jewelry. Some are designed just to hold rows of earrings. Others have a tray or little drawers at the base of the stand.
This option is for those that don’t want to display their jewelry out in the open. These trays are a good size for dresser drawers and ease of access.
This is a great option to keep your jewelry hidden and easy to access. It’s a wall mounted cabinet that may have a mirror on the outside. The inside has different sections for categories of jewelry and typically have a key lock for security.
For those creative types, here is one option I can think of that I’ve seen but I’m sure you can find more on pinterest.
Picture frame – Remove the glass, and attach a piece of chicken wire or other type of metal screening to the back of the frame. These work great for hanging earrings. You can also add hooks to the frame and hang bracelets and pendants.