We all have “stuff,” and for many of us, our stuff speaks to who we are. With jewelry, something that is usually very personal as we buy it for ourselves or are given it as a treasured gift, the reveal about who we are is a bit more intimate. So we take good care of it and wear it with pride and joy.
But even jewelry can become a big clutter, disorganized and messy, so you want to try to keep it in some kind of order so it is easier to find what you want to wear. Here are a few tips to help you de-clutter your collection of jewelry. It may take a bit of time, but the end result is well worth the work.
Go through all your jewelry and separate things into categories: rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches and pins, etc.
Now separate your jewelry into two types: jewelry you wear every day or frequently, and pieces that you only wear on special occasions. You might also want to separate things into precious jewelry and costume jewelry, and keep the precious jewelry less accessible.
If you have a jewelry case or cabinet you can place things appropriately according to the frequency with which you wear it, and the category of piece it is. If you keep your jewelry in a dresser drawer, get yourself some drawer separators that divide your drawer space into compartments.
You can also make some of your jewelry into room accents by displaying pieces on your dresser or vanity top, and you can hang necklaces on your wall. It not only enables you to know where to find what you want and gives you ease of access, but is also a very attractive way to organize your jewelry.
Once you have taken the time to organize your jewelry, you can congratulate yourself. Now you will know where everything is and be able to get to it easily. It may take a good part of your day to do it, but you won’t regret having given the time to this.
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