My brain is happy when things are in their place. This was not the situation with my jewelry.
I've never been a fan of having my jewelry out. I like it tucked away so the rest of my
surfaces are cleared of clutter. The problem with my plan was that the area where I had
everything tucked was not working. Yes, that is a Tupperware container with a paper
towel in it. Classy.
It was time to change up the mess I was calling a jewelry box. I had a few nice boxes, but
they didn't have enough compartments to keep things from getting tangled together, and
they didn't fit into the space I had set aside for them. After considering about ten different
options, I went from this ...
bought two sizes and put a layer of padded liner in each nook. Now, every piece of jewelry
I own is separated, protected, organised, in place, and orderly. Each category of jewelry (bracelets, big necklaces, earrings) has it's own box. It feels so much better to me! I also
love that the lids snap closed, keeping the insides dog hair and dust free.
On the down side: It is a lot of plastic, and it's not very feminine or pretty.
I've managed to justify all of that because of how clean and organized it feels
and how well it works. Now, I just need to break out my silver cleaner and
get everything polished and shiny. :)
TIP: If you do this at your house, buy an extra plastic storage contain or two. That way,
as you add jewelry to your collection, you'll have plenty of matching storage to grow into.
Another TIP: A reader commented with a great suggestion ... Even if you don't use this
idea at home, one of these containers might make a great jewelry holder for your travels.