I really love accessorizing, but I fall into ruts where I find myself picking up the same necklace, bracelet or earrings because they’re in plain sight. But, I realized that I’m missing out on so many of my great pieces because of laziness. Or worse, I buy something very similar to what I already have because I forget I had it. Clearly, something needed to change. Well, fortunately, I live in a place with large closets with lots of extra storage space (please don’t hate me). I had a set of drawers that I wasn’t using to their full potential, so I changed that.
Do you see that?? Three whole drawers just for jewelry!!
So I organized my necklaces:
And, another drawer for my bracelets (and a few more necklaces)
And, then I figured my earrings and rings needed something a little different. This means I still have an entire drawer left to fill with jewelry.
My earrings and rings sit comfortably in a jewelry box Sean got me last year for my birthday.
Here’s a little peek inside:
Actually, the jewelry box is kind of a funny story. Sean and I went shopping for an engagement ring in January and my birthday was in February. He kept saying that he thought I was really going to like my present. He never says that. Buying presents for me always makes him nervous. So I was like, “Sweet! I’m totally getting engaged!!” Then Sean walks in with this big box for me to open. I was thinking it was a little abnormal for an engagement ring, but thought maybe he was just trying to throw me off. Then I picked it up, and it was kind of heavy. Still not discouraged, I tore into the box. It was a jewelry box, how fitting! I thought I was going to open it up and see a little ring inside. So, I flipped open the box, opened all the drawers and there was nothing. I loved the present, but I felt so awful because I’d created this big build up for myself, and then there was no engagement ring. I could tell Sean was expecting a much different reaction, and had I opened this present at any other moment, I’m sure I would have been ecstatic. Damn that engagement ring build up!
So how do you keep your jewely organized?