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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 Natasha from New England
By Brenda from St. Cloud, MN
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.
By SL Edens
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.
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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).
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.
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. : )
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
One creative use for a drinking straw is for help in organizing necklaces. Keep the chains on your pendant necklaces from getting tangled by storing them inside a drinking 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.
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.