Having all your jewelry organized can make a huge difference in your daily routine. I have two goals when organizing my jewelry: I want my system to be functional, but I also want it to be pretty. A functional system helps me find what I need quickly, and a pretty system allows me to enjoy my pieces even when I’m not wearing them. Here’s how to accomplish those goals for yourself!
Jewelry needs to be purged just as much as your closet and your tupperware drawer! Before you set up your organizational system, go through your collection and get rid of anything that is broken, tarnished or that simply doesn’t suit your tastes any more. Jewelry that is in good condition can be donated and enjoyed by someone else!
I have my jewelry sorted into two categories:
- Things I wear on a daily basis
- Things that are sentimental, expensive or worn occasionally
For me, it serves the same purpose as only having summer clothes in your closet during the summer months. There’s no need to dig through your expensive, super fancy jewelry every day as you look for something to go with your work outfit. I don’t have any expensive jewelry, but bracelets are something I rarely wear. I only wear them if we’re going out for dinner or something like that. Those go in the “worn occasionally” section, except for a few pretty ones that I leave out on my dresser for looks. 🙂
3. Set up your system
Here are the pieces in my system:
- Earring display organizer (my Papa made mine – you might find a similar style on Etsy)
- Standing necklace tree from TJ Maxx
- Tray with two containers for post earrings, rings and bracelets
- Decorative box (stored under my night stand) for sentimental and occasional use jewelry
If I had a walk-in closet, that would be my first choice for displaying jewelry – it’s good to keep it out of sunlight. I also wouldn’t want it in my bathroom where it would be showered with hair products. 🙂
How do you store your jewelry? Do you need to sort through your pieces and get rid of things you’re not wearing? I purged my earrings just before writing this post and I’m so glad I did!