[THE] Tips For Organizing Jewelry

Looking for another project? You might as well use this time at home to organize your jewelry so you’ll never have to untangle a necklace chain ever again. Let’s get started…

Step 1: Group by category (ex: Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Rings) Depending on the item, it can also help to sub-categorize, such as separating earrings that dangle from the studs.

Step 2: Purge and donate what you no longer wear, and set aside what is broken or missing a match. If something looks like it needs to be polished, clean it before you store it. (P.S. These polish wipes are a game-changer!)

Step 3: Decide where and how your jewelry should be stored. This will vary from person to person and depends entirely on usable space and the number of items you own.

Whether it’s in a drawer or on a countertop, here are some options for storing your newly-edited jewelry collection to keep it accessible and protected for years to come:

In a Drawer:

Place velvet-lined compartment trays in a drawer to keep your items separated and protected. They come in a variety of sizes and styles to fit your exact needs.

Acrylic or plastic inserts will also work, but only for your less delicate items, such as costume jewelry.

On a Countertop:

If you’re storing your jewelry on the countertop, you’ll want to take advantage of vertical space with stackable or hanging organizers.

Personally, we love using Stackers. They look like simple leather cases on the outside, but the interior is lined with velvet compartments to keep things safe. There are *so* many options to choose from, based on your needs and color preference. To us, Stackers feel like building your own jewelry box—and we love it!

Clear acrylic organizers are an option for anyone looking to create a jewelry display in their closet.

Lastly, no matter how you decide to store your jewelry, it helps to designate a small tray to keep track of the pieces you wear and remove on a daily basis. We recommend placing it on your bedside table, near the bathroom sink, or in your closet.

How do you prefer to store your jewelry? Leave us a comment below!


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  1. What do you think about hanging jewelry storage containers? I love the cheap ones that I have because I can see everything at once. (I have three!) I got it to hold my earrings in little pockets, but it also holds necklaces and bracelets on the other side with Velcro holders. It’s the length of a long jacket and fits on a hanger. I just wish it was cuter,

  2. Would you recommend getting rid of jewelry packaging (like watch boxes, ring bags/boxes) that items came in when purchased? if not, how/where would you suggest storing?

    1. Hi Sara! Yes, we definitely reccomend getting rid of the packaging, unless you are planning to sell it at a later date. If that’s the case, designate a storage bin where you can keep them for the time being. Xo

  3. I have a lot of storageroom for my jewlery in the bathroom but it lately (more kids, and more use of the bath/shower) I think the humidity is not good for my silver items.
    Do you have any tips for boxes with are good for earrings/rings and keeps then ‘dry’ in a bathroom area? Thank you!

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