Do You Still have a Jewelry Box?
I do!! Actually I have two of them. I call it the double stack! Why do I have two? Because one was my mine and one was my mothers. When she passed away I kept it.I do not have a lot of “mom” memorabilia, but I do enjoy having this on my dresser.
Because I didn’t want to take up my dresser space with having both of them separate, and I do not get in them very often, it just made sense to stack them. Does it look good… no, and that is part of the reason I wanted to take care of it.
What a mess huh?
Here is my other jewelry box, the one that used to be Mom’s.
Step One: Sort
The hard part is going through and deciding what to keep and what to get rid of. You decide jewelry just like any other item you have to sort through. Ask yourself these questions:
1) Do you love it?
2) Have you worn it in the last year?
3) Is it broken or un-usable in some way?
4) Is it valuable or costume jewelry?
Sort into piles:
1) Keep (You wear it frequently, or at least once a year)
2) Sell, ebay or give to family – Jewelry that you don’t want, but is valuable
3) Donate – things you don’t like, wear
4) Trash, recycle – broken, not worth fixing or selling for gold etc.
Once you have sorted out what you will actually wear (I bet there is MUCH less than you thought) you need to put it back into the jewelry box (or whatever means you have to organize your jewelry)
I decided to give this jewelry box (which was mine) to my step daughter. I didn’t need two and even though I like how this one is laid out a bit better than Mom’s, it wasn’t a big deal. I wanted to continue enjoying seeing my Mom’s jewelry box on my dresser.
I put back in the items that I knew I would wear. This is really just my nicer jewelry.
I keep most of my costume wearable jewelry in the bathroom on my twirly hook and other Belles Dangle jewelry shelf.
This is the Belle’s Dangle shelf.
I now have just one jewelry box on my dresser that is sorted through. I am going to sell a couple things on ebay (hopefully), I gave a few appropriate things to my step daughter and I will donate the rest that is in good shape.
It looks better, feels better and I have a very happy step daughter.
When was the last time you went through your jewelry?