So this is the pile of jewelry I have decluttered from my accessory storage, this is essentially half of everything, so imagine twice this and then stuffed into a crap 3 drawer plastic storage bin tangled up in baggies. This was my life.
The story of how I fixed it after the jump...
So I;m really tired of not wearing my jewelry. I have some very pretty things but can never find it. The only jewelry I do wear on a consistent basis are my earring because I corralled those tiny suckers way early on:
p.s. I love the container store.
I do go through the earring fairly often and get rid of things I don't wear. This is actually way fuller than normal, my grandmother left a baggie of earrings with my mother to give to me, I just went through those and added the ones I liked (about half) and got rid of the rest and a few extra that I already owned. This is on my dresser and very easy to access. I wear these things all of the time.
Other jewelry not so much, so today I got rid of....1 lei, 12 buttons and pins, 16 necklaces, 5 bracelets, 10 earrings, 4 rings, 8 necklace charms, 1 scarf pin, 1 sweater clasp, 28 brooches and 1 watch. All in this crap drawer thing, that were in plastic baggies.
See? I wasn't kidding about the baggies.
So now I needed to put every away, well I didn't want to throw everything back into these drawers, I'd be back to where I started so I looked through pinterest to get some ideas (by the way not everyone wants all their crap hanging out to see, I like my stuff put away and pinterest ideas are all about displaying them.)
So I brought into my room a multidrawer container (like 15 mini drawers, usually used to hold screws and whatnot) an egg basket, and 3 egg cartons. I was on to something. I ruled out the egg basket first thing, not going to work at all. I unwrapped the plastic off the minidrawer unit but deemed it useless for my necklaces that left the egg containers...that fit PERFECTLY into the drawers I already was using.
Here's the 3 drawer thing. It really wasn't working but I made it work :D
Then the last drawer, this has more kinds of jewelry in it but it fits neatly. There are bracelets in egg slots and some bigger ones in the lid, I have 2 watches in the egg slots, my scarf pin, tie clip, and cardigan clips there too. I have one cardigan clip in the lid, a lid to a box for tiny pins, the box for tiny buttons, and then my large buttons in the back.
I am now in organized jewelry heaven, I rarely wear any of these things since I couldn't get to them or put them away easily so hopefully that will change now!