Once you've pondered these questions and come up with your answers, you can look at the many types of storage available for your jewelry. The following are just some of the many options:
Jewelry trays, for a dresser drawer. You could use everyday products such as ice cube trays or egg cartons as jewelry trays. Vintage cups and saucers are a lovely way to store an easily accessible jewelry collection. Or you could get stackable clear acrylic trays intended for jewelry, available at mass retailers or organizing specialty stores. A organizer intended for socks or lingerie is a perfect place to store larger costume jewellery and chunky beads. Your pieces are easy to find and easy to store and, best of all, they don't get tangled up.
Wall-mounted storage. This can be as simple as nails in the wall that are used to hang necklaces or decorative hooks or a wall-mounted coat rack. Or, you could get one of the many specialty products available, including wall-mounted earring holders. You could go the do-it-yourself route, too, and create your own earring holders or other jewelry storage pieces. We love using a wall-mounted tie rack for our costume jewelry necklaces.
Hanging storage for the closet There's a wide range of multi-pocket jewelry organizers that hang from a rod in your closet, like 'the little black dress'.
Dresser-top storage Again, the options here are extensive. For example, you could use a jewelry mannequin, a ring holder, an earring stand, or a bangle display rack. You could use a multi-tier cake stand, or a paper towel holder for bracelets.
Hidden storage If you've ever had jewelry stolen from your home, you'll empathize with the desire to keep jewelry - or at least some selected pieces - safe from intruders. You could use a product designed to hide your jewelry; there are a number of options, with differing degrees of security. You could use a locking jewelry cabinet hidden behind a mirror - either wall-mounted or free-standing. You could use a jewelry safe. You could create your own hidden jewelry box behind a painting. And if you're installing a closet system, you may be able to get a hidden toe-kick jewelry drawer .
De-clutter your collection first, so you'll easily see what you own ~you may even spot a forgotten favourite! Once you understand your style and your needs, then think creatively about what storage would work best for your particular situation.
Kim and Sandra
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