Deciding where to kick off my home organization challenge was an easy decision for me. I used to have a good system for my day to day jewelry. Then I realized the best thing about shopping for accessories– necklaces don’t care if you’ve gained a pound or two the same way pants do! Plus, they can jazz up a nice t-shirt enough that you can get away with wearing it to work with a cute skirt. So much to love!
But then my new purchases started causing a problem. My previously organized area started looking messy and things were getting buried and therefore not worn. The biggest issue of all though, was that I was spending precious minutes in the morning detangling and digging through necklaces looking for something specific. As someone who is not a natural morning person, this was making me cranky!
Here is a before shot of what I was dealing with. There were 21 necklaces jammed onto that tray, many of which are buried and underused.
My solution came from Marshall’s for $9. A hanging jewelry organizer that could be hung from the back of the linen closet door, out of site, using a Command hook to avoid putting a nail hole in the door. Instead of putting everything in the organizer, I decided to sort through and keep my go to items on the existing tray for the quickest access on especially hectic mornings.
Here is a shot of the “after” tray.
Using the jewelry boxes/lids spaced out instead of all on the right side helped create separate cubbies for the necklaces I wear most often.
The rest of the items from the tray were moved to the new organizer and placed in color categories, brown/gold, colorful, and black/silver. Having one necklace and only 2 to 3 pairs of earrings per opening lets me have a quick view of all the options. The organizer I purchased has the same openings on the other side, but I plan to leave it empty for awhile. Now that I have things organized, I feel like my jewelry stash has doubled!
Here is what it looks like on the door :
Lastly, just for fun, look at the adorable owl earrings in their own pocket. Thank you Kohl’s 30% off coupon for convincing me to bring them home!
Home Organizing: Project 1 Recap
$50 September Budget – $9 spent = $41 left
Time spent: 15 minutes