Clever Ways to Organize Your Jewelry Box – Pam’s Story
How small, clear organizing boxes help you find your jewelry when you open your jewelry box. As opposed to, well how it looks now.
I’ve always loved helping my clients organize their jewelry: We find what’s broken, identify the holes in their collection, and see which pieces they aren’t wearing.
Peek over my shoulder as I share Pam’s story. Hopefully this will help you identify problems and let you work out clever solutions to organize your own jewelry box!
“Out of Sight, Out of Mind” can Seem Like “Lost”
Pam’s situation wasn’t unique. She had been unable to find certain pieces of jewelry for so long that she believed they were missing. “Out of sight, out of mind” was depriving her of some beautiful jewelry choices!
I’d spoken with her about organizing her collection, but always got the response, “Oh, yes! We’ll organize my jewelry box one of these days.”
Locating Jewelry: Organize Your Jewelry Box
“One of these days” became “now” when Pam realized that she needed earring backings. I met with her and pulled out my collection of For Sale earring backings, organized into clear plastic boxes for easy access and identification.
“Forget the backs, I need the boxes!” In the end, she got both!
Pam’s current jewelry box was a mess. The dividers were too large and left her jewelry exposed to the open air, resulting in a tangled pile of dust-covered jewelry. It was not a good system.
Dividing and Conquering Jewelry Chaos
We pulled out everything, separating chains from pendants, finding single earrings and slowly joining them to their mates.
By the end, all of her “missing” jewelry had been found! We only put a few things in each plastic box so she could see everything at a glance.
Keeping Chains Visible and Untangled
Since pendants get switched from chain to chain, and we usually have fewer chains than pendants, it’s important to be able to see what we actually have. These little plastic boxes really do a great job of keeping your jewelry visible and accessible.
Big Necklaces, Big Problems
One reason for the chaos in her jewelry box was that she had large necklaces which tended to bury her tinier pieces. At Big 5, we found a large clear plastic divider box to put her necklaces in. It was in the fish and tackle department.
Once the necklaces no longer lived in the jewelry box, it was easy to move the tiny plastic boxes in and have her jewelry box organized and free of clutter.
Organize Your Jewelry Box for Your Happiness
Do you have “missing jewelry?” Are you ready to go jewelry box diving for buried treasure?
Pam said, “I feel like I lost ten pounds doing this – it’s such a relief!” I hear that her closets are next!
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