From the country that brought us Lego, Hans Christian Andersen and Carlsberg beer, I bring you my guest blogger, Mads Phikamphon. I am pleased to introduce Mads who has written about what to do with all the jewelry clutter in our lives. Make sure you check out the fantastic jewelry organizing ideas on his infographic below.
How does a typical dresser look? A tangled mess of necklaces, a cluttering of earrings, fancy rings stuck in makeup cases and bangles and bracelets everywhere. Yes, organizing jewelry is not easy. Let’s just say everyone we know makes a New Year’s resolution to straighten up all the jewelry lying around, but never really gets around to it. Part of the problem is that jewelry is made up of numerous tiny, uneven pieces, so it’s difficult to find proper storage devices for them. Many of us simply have too many of them to keep in one place. We’ve tried the plastic earring holders that look like freezer boxes with little square holders. They are too unsightly to keep on a dressing table, and take up too much space in closets to be truly worth it.
We prefer the Marie Kondo rule for storage—simple and minimalist. After doing some rigorous research on the best storage devices for jewelry, we came up with, well, nothing. At least, nothing you can buy. Instead, we came across this illuminating infographic about jewelry storage pieces you can make yourself. Check it out below.
Wow, twig necklace holders and bracelet towers made out of discarded bottles. Usually, the retail versions of these cost a fortune to buy and don’t hold as many pieces. We are definitely trying out the secret old book jewelry box idea. Clearly, all we need is a little bit of innovation to declutter those jewelry stands and proudly display the bling we own.
Written by Mads Phikamphon
Thank you Mads for the fun and creative jewelry storage ideas! Here are even more ideas for our readers to ponder.
I’d love to hear your comments on what works best for you.