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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!
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. You can use it for a key hook, lanyard, craft scissors, or anything you need a quick and very "thrifty" hook! N-JOY!!
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.
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
What a great idea, NatashaLee. I have been using the large Sunday through Saturday pill holders for a long time. But, this method seems so much easier, you can see everything at a glance. Thanks for sharing.
Trish in CT
Tips to help you organize your jewelry. Post your ideas. Finally, my jewelry is organized and easy to see. I purchased 2 tie-matic men's tie holders on ebay to hang my necklaces. I use one for silver and misc., and one for gold.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
This is a guide about organizing bracelets. Make these accessories easy to find by displaying them in a creative ways.
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).
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.
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 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
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.