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I have found that old cosmetics containers (that have been cleaned out) are great to store jewelry in for a weekend trip. It's also a great way to recycle!
Use ice cube trays to organize jewelry. A few trays will fit nicely into your bureau drawer, and you can use the divided compartments to keep earrings together and to separate small-chain necklaces.
By NatashaLee from New England
By Brenda from St. Cloud, MN
By Suzanne S.
For necklaces, I bought an inexpensive men's tie rack (under 5 dollars at Lowe's or Home Depot) and placed it on my closet wall where I hang my necklaces and bracelets on the hooks of the rack. I have finally solved my jewelry organizing problem, and I did it pretty cheaply! Hope this helps someone else too!
Each of the egg dividers becomes a sturdy holder for earrings or a special pin.
A board with coat hooks on it is great for necklaces. Just attach to your wall.
For earrings, I use old picture frames with plastic window screening stapled to the back. For french hooks, you can hang the picture frame directly on your wall. For posts, alas, you have to prop it up on your dresser, because you need to get to the back of the frame to get the back of the earring.
By Kathy K.
By Connie A. from Tennessee
By Lynn from Calif. from Chico, CA
My roomie bought some dresses for her grand babies at Costco. They come with this wonderful hook she was about to recycle. I scooped it up and now use it for jewelry.
Weekday pill organizers like the one pictured can be used to plan what earrings will be worn on which day of the week. Bobby pins fit also fit in this particular one, and rings as well.
I reused an old curio cabinet as a jewelry box! I simply add hooks at the top of each shelf section for necklaces and bracelets. Then I found some cute wooden boxes at various yard sales, for less than a dollar, to hold my watches, rings, etc.
I was looking for a way of keeping earrings and necklaces un-cluttered when not having an earring stand. I took two metal cooler racks (the kind you use in the kitchen) hung them on the wall with Command Hooks (one in each corner at the top) and hung my earrings on them in staggered rows.
I save all those tiny little baggies that buttons come in on new clothes and keep my earring paired up and my jewelry separated in my jewelry box. They keep chains and hooks from getting tangled up, and help keep the box neat and well organized.
Take a small extension rod that will fit snugly between two moldings on the wall. Use S hooks to hang costume jewelry over the rods. I have 5 rods with various widths in between them to hang the different lengths, as well as bracelets.
I hang all my jewelry from hooks. Certain earrings go with the necklace. When I have the hook kind, I slip it into the chain or just use a small opened paperclip to hang them both together.
I bought two boxes in the tool section of Wal-Mart that hold screws and nails. They come in different sizes, number of drawers they have, and size of drawers. I store all my earrings, rings, anklets, and bracelets in these.
I bought large size embroidery hoops, 2 scarves (or a nice piece of material cut in half = for 2).
Keep the chains on your pendant necklaces from getting tangled by storing them inside a drinking straw. This is a guide about storing your necklaces inside a straw.
Kitchen mug racks are also very useful for hanging your jewelry. This is a guide about use a mug rack hanger as a jewelry holder.
This is a guide about organizing bracelets. Make these accessories easy to find by displaying them in a creative ways.
This guide is about organizing necklaces. There are ways to keep your jewelry untangled and easy to find.
I have found that using a piece of plastic canvas to store earrings keeps them organized, together, and visible. I cut a doorknob hanger shape into the plastic canvas and hang my earrings on the inside of the bedroom door.
This is a guide about organizing earrings. Earrings come in almost every imaginable shape and size. It is no wonder they can be difficult to store with getting to be disorganized.
I have my own business making jewelry. There are times when some of my findings will spill over onto the floor or work surface. To make clean up a breeze, I use magnets to pick up all the findings and put them back in the regular spot.
If you're a sales rep. for Avon, or some other jewelry company. The items you get for show or for very cheaply yourself. Keep all the boxes, even if you wear some of the items. Keep them in their original boxes. This will keep them from getting scratched up in your jewelry box or where ever.
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I would like to organize my jewelry in a drawer of my dresser. Are there any ideas on how to do that in do-it-yourself way? I do not want to buy the jewelry box, as I like to have everything out of the way.
Would an egg carton work??? Try that out!
I have lots of little decorative boxes - & I segregate the jewlery according to type - one box for earrings, one for bracelets, one for pins - and then, of course - one that has everyday stuff I wear all the time....
If you have an entire drawer to use, I would try those drawer organizers they have out for socks and underwear. You should be able to get them at Bed, Bath and Beyond. I don't think they are too expensive especially if you just need one.
Organize necklaces by length, then color, if space permits, because sometimes a certain length is required.
Egg cartons or ice cube trays work great. So do desk organizers or silverware trays. Lots of these can be found at thrift stores for very little.
I did the same thing myself. I used various sized boxes in the shallow top drawer of my dresse, including jewelry box drawers and those plastic formed trays that candy comes in. I am very happy with the outcome.
I use a hardware organizer. I think it was about $5 from Target. It works great. Remove the lid. You can hang the hanging earrings from the dividers and put rings in the boxes.
Try to follow me on this:
I was given a large new wonderful desk when I worked years ago, from my mother, with a matching lateral file drawer single credenza. I placed both in my long narrow bedroom, used the extra smoothe file drawer for all my personal items that won't fit anywhere else!
Both are in mahogany looking dark walnut, now worn a lot, but still in use. I moved the credenza next to the bed, added a tall narrow mahogany framed mirror to lean between the credenza top and the wall.
Beside each end of the mirror I placed near-matching
boxed jewelry "wardrobes" from Walmart, I'm sure,
and got a special look, as if an antique piece of furniture from another time!
So, inside the top drawer I have discovered that it's deep enough for a cheap molded glass single stem
VASE...for, guess what? My bangle bracelets and
costume watches! Works so very well, easy to see
them and get them off the neck of the vase as needed. I chose a vase that is thicker glass and wide at the base. They are about .50 in a garage sale, but most folks have a few on a shelf somewhere! Mine is clear, but I'd use colored glass if I had it, too.
Glossy new shoe boxes make excellent rolled sock
containers in the same top drawer as the jewelry.
Between the boxes I keep things like new foam shoe inserts/liners, new panty hose, hair barrettes/clips, and I place safety pins of each size in whatever lucite dividers I have left to use in the lucite boxes of jewelry.
Beside them I found and use the lucite boxes with dividers and lids for small jewelry pins/ odd earrings/ misc. pendants of little value. (I was robbed of all things of any value about 15 years ago!) In the jewelry boxes on TOP, I hang beads,
and odd necklaces/sets of costume jewelry. It really works well for me, even though I am more homebound now that my car is in need of repair!
Since the drawers are so deep in the credenza, and the moving mechanism intended for heavy files, it's a JOY to be able to place heavier stacks inside them.
I use ALL sorts of containers for ALL sorts of things
in EVERY drawer, closet, and on every shelf not so easy to see. It not only keeps things straight, but
makes good sense! God bless you as you work. : )
A small clear box with dividers can be found in Walmart. They sell them as tackle boxes so you will find them with the fishing rods. I have also seen the same box in the craft department to be used to store beads. Each section is large enough to place a pair of earrings, a ring, or a small watch. They have lids so you could stack them on top of each other if needed. They are fairly inexpensive.
What about using a silverware insert. You can divide them up by color or type and stack them with no problem, maybe even label the end with a tag sticking out so you can easily find which one you want.
For those that buy the Intuition Razor refills, the empty containers work great! I seperate by colors or it keeps sets together wonderfully!
i use ice cube trays for my earrings, necklaces
and then a plastic drawer (could use a shoebox lid?) for my bracelets, bigger necklaces/chokers
my friend hangs chicken wire inside her hall closet doors to hang her big earrings on. it's super cute.
I need help organizing my jewelry. Yes, I am an earring addict. Now I have three dresser drawers consumed by my jewelry and I need the space in my dresser; we have a really small house and space is so limited.
I can't find jewelry boxes or jewelry organizers, even the kind that hang on the wall, to hold my stuff. I also have a lot of necklaces. Any jewelry box I've ever seen has a lot of space for rings, but I hardly have any rings. They don't even have half the space I need for earrings and necklaces and bracelets.
Does anyone have any suggestions, please. I've tried tackle boxes, but maybe I haven't found the right brand yet. I'm also aware that my bracelets collection is being enlarged. Any good ideas out there? Thank you.
By metroplex from Houston, TX
I also have a ton of earrings and have had the same problem with where to keep them all. But I just came up with a great solution! I got an old window shutter from a thrift store for $5 (new ones can cost $20 - $30+), spray painted it black (but you can use whatever color your heart desires), and hung it on my bedroom wall upside down (with the slats pointing up instead of down). I just hook my earrings right onto the slats of the shutter! It works GREAT, and looks really cool! :) You can even decorate the shutter more if you want to, by painting designs or gluing fun little do-dads around the edges. But I think the earrings are enough decoration all on their own. Have fun! :D
Maybe a piece of window screen? Possibly in a frame or over a rod or hanger. Hang it on the wall and just poke the backs through the openings in the screen. Good way to decorate the walls and increase your storage space too, I think.
A great way to hang your earrings, especially if they are posts, is to just hang up a sheet of plastic canvas. It already has holes, and they are good sized, so it's easy to put the earrings in, whether posts or hanging. Also, I have used one of those folding cup holders, and also a tie rack, to hang necklaces and bracelets on.
I had the same problem with chains & bracelets, so I just bought some small cup hooks & attached them to a wooden coat hanger. As I'm renting, I attached the hanger to the wall with removable hooks. I can see what I have without the tangles now. You can use hooks for your rings as well, even if you only have a few. You can paint, or cover/wrap the hanger/s with ribbon, etc. to 'pretty it up'.
If you have studs, you can find heaps of containers in craft shops for separating small beads. These will keep your studs separate & easy to see.
I like the idea of canvas, however I'd use a cross stitch canvas & put it inside a picture frame. The size would depend on the number or studs you need to hang. You can also buy pretty colours of the cross stitch canvas ..with varying sizes of holes. You could even decorate the frame & the wooden hanger to match or you could use the wooden picture frame to screw the cup hooks into, and have all your jewelery together. I think I might use this idea for myself now that I've thought of it! :-))
I find that I wear more of my jewelery now that it's so much easier to see. Have fun. Wendy
A Chinese restaurant near me has bracelets displayed for sale near the cash register. They have them slid over a rod that is hung on the wall.To get one off they lift an end then put it back down when finished.
My alt to that idea is 2 medium size cup hooks spaced accordingly to hold rod or in my case, a piece of bamboo I took from off a $1 place mat. This leaves me a lot more bamboo rods which I now have 4 uses for!
towel rack (once in bathroom)
espresso cup holder (2 times in my kitchen)
& the jewelry.
Not only are you using less cup hooks,you are making less holes in your apartment wall! That has to be a plus in the eyes of someone lol The towel holder can be replaced someday when I have extra bucks! (or not!) ;)
buddyzmama :: I like the window screen idea - it could be secured into a picture frame & (also) propped up on the dresser or atop a chest, OR use an actual screen window -- for shabby chic the old wood framed ones
artygirl :: I like that idea too!
I have a roll of cork out in my shop
but a less expensive place is (again) the everything a dollar type places.
If not cork then the 1/4" foam.I got some recently for $1 that are shaped like puzzle pieces - I believe it was at Michaels.
and what about mini suction cups with hooks used often for sun catchers? If you have pretty glass beads they might look pretty shown off in the window catching the light!
Another idea I have seen recently is to get a cool looking branchy twig from outside - one with lots of twigs & either set it in a favorite bottle with sand or rice to steady it & hang a few things on it
or mount the bottom of the stick in a little play dough (which will harden) or a cup of pebbles in a clear jar or vase.
I'm sure there are more ways to stabilize the twig.
like paper mache' or you could even fix it on a wall & hang items that way! How about marbels to set the twig in or the little round scented pearler balls? How exciting!LOL (this is my 3rd or 4th edit! Your question got me thinking! Thanks!)
I buy the embroidery thread boxes with the dividers in them. I can see through the top and the compartments can be as large or small as needed. They are stacked on a shelf in my room. I just look through the top to find the earrings, necklace, bracelet, and watch I want to wear.
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I have a cheap and simple way to keep your earrings and rings; ice trays! Imagine how many ice trays you can fit in your top dresser drawer, and we all know these can be stacked very easily! Could also be used with craft supplies, office supplies even in the shop for nuts and bolts. :)
By firewife from TN
Ice cube tray come in so many colors now. I use ice cube trays to store my necklaces or earrings. I put a pair in each section. This way they keep neat so I can find the pairs. The trays also stack neatly together.
I have done the same sort of thing with pill sorters, ike you can get pill containers for like each day of the week. I put a pair of earrings in each one and close the flap, this works well with my children and helps them be organized and keep track of them. (02/11/2005)
Old ice cube trays make great organizers. You can store all kinds of small items in them like screws, nuts, bolts, washers, small nails, etc. in them.. It helps you to always know where they are.
By Robin (03/24/2005)
They work great for earrings and desk items like paperclips, pushpins, rubber bands, etc. Also for crafts like beads and googly eyes. (03/24/2005)
By suzi homemaker
We save the peanut butter plastic jars and use them for the nails in one, screws and bolts in one and so on. Have them lined up in my tool box and can see what is in each. I save the smaller size mustard jars and clean them good. When I fry bacon i save the grease in these and store in refg. Then when we want gravy or need to add a little to something we are cooking it is there and ready. (03/25/2005)
To organize your jewelry so you can find it and not have tangles or lost pieces, store it in ice trays or egg cartons. They can be stacked in your closet or spread out to view if you keep it or plan to sell it at a yard sale.
Source: my bright idea!
Love it. I am going to grab 2 of my pile of saved egg cartons (I knew they would come in handy although my husband begged me to get rid of them), and paint in bright colors with two paints I came across while cleaning up the other day. (04/02/2008)
To keep my jewelry box organized, I cut plastic canvas to the dimensions of my box. I can stack several layers on top of each other, one for earrings, one for pins, etc. I have a glass bottle with a wide cork lid which has cup hooks screwed into it. It makes a lovely place to hang my necklaces and bracelets.
To keep my jewelry neat and tangle-free and also where I can see everything at a glance, I hung a bulletin board in my closet. Using the push pins for the board as hangers, I hang all my necklaces and bracelets on them. My pins will hang on their own by gently pushing the pin part into the cork at an angle. Now it's much easier to decide what beads to wear with each clothing item.