Jewelry Organizing

July 12, 2011 by  

Do You Still have a Jewelry Box?

jewelry boxesI 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?

jewelry box

Here is my other jewelry box, the one that used to be Mom’s.
jewerly box

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?

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)

jewelry boxI 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.

jewelry

I keep most of my costume wearable jewelry in the bathroom on my twirly hook and other Belles Dangle jewelry shelf.

twirly hanger

This is the Belle’s Dangle shelf.

belle dangles jewelry

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.

jewelry boxWhen was the last time you went through your jewelry?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Jewelry Organizing”
  1. Looks great! I, on the other hand, have copious amounts of jewelry collected over the years and I just fell in love with the little black dress from the Container Store. Loaded it up yesterday. I hope I didn’t overweight it. It is featured on their home page.
    Or
    http://www.containerstore.com/shop/happyOrganizedHomeSale?productId=10030180&N=78790

  2. Becca says:

    Great job! I have tons of earrings and some rings, bracelets and necklaces. I now own 2 wooden things to hang up on the wall that I need to hang so that I can organize my jewelry. It is taking up tons of space on a bookshelf in my room now so I will also be glad to free up that space!

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