How to Store Your Jewelry – The Smart Way

by Staff

Jewelry- who doesn’t love it? Rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants, necklaces; even the smallest accessories can add up and give your drab outfit a refreshing twist. However, these slippery things are as quickly lost in the tangled mess as they are bought. If you have a large jewelry collection, you know how difficult it can be to keep it organized. Earrings and rings may get misplaced in the shuffle, while bracelets and bangles can be difficult to store in cramped quarters. Necklaces are the worst, and we’ve all had our fair share of twisted and knotted necklaces! 

Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva.

When your valuable stones are stored in hard containers or combined with other jewelry, they can easily scratch. Because most of us value our jewelry collections, knowing how to organize and store them is crucial. A survey shows that the average woman owns jewelry worth over $7000. Needless to say, it can be hard to keep track of all your trinkets, let alone keep them organized.

However, fret not, because in this article we’ll show you the best way to keep your jewelry organized, your drawer clean, and yourself sane.

Before You Begin:

Before you begin organizing, you should go through all your jewelry and take stock. Gather all your items down in one place, and then sort them into piles. It’s a good idea to organize jewelry by type and occasion. Ensure that all items are clean and free of damage and wear, and set aside items that need polishing or repairing. 

Depending on how much jewelry you own, it may even be a good idea to get rid of some of it. To do this, the popular “Marie Kondo” method may come of use to you. Essentially, the idea is to hold each of your possessions, in this case, accessories, in your hand and feel them. Think about the emotion they bring up in you. Then, ask yourself if they bring up a spark of joy in you. If not, you should discard the item then and there.

But then again, from stunning amethyst accessories to men’s bracelets – you can never have too much jewelry! 

Step 1: Select a general area

To ensure that jewelry remains tangle-free and safe, it requires special storage. It’s not a good idea to just chuck all your necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings into a pile, hoping that you’ll get to it another day. Diverse types of jewelry can require separate sorting and storage due to their size and shape variations. The best location to keep jewelry is near where you get dressed in the morning. This can be in your walk-in closet, bedroom, or bathroom. Choosing an outfit and choosing accessories in the same spot helps you streamline your morning routine.

Decide where and how you’ll keep your jewels. This varies from person to person and is totally dependent on the amount of available space and the quantity of stuff you own.

Step 2: Assign a Dedicated Jewelry Drawer

If you store jewelry in your closet or bedroom, designate a drawer for it. Ideally, shallow drawers will make the jewelry easier to access. Put necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more in separate slots of a jewelry box that has compartments in multiple sizes. With an assortment of boxes ranging from velvet-lined to wooden tray boxes, you will be able to find the one you prefer. Take the time to explore and find the best piece to protect your jewelry for years to come.

Photo by cottonbro.

Step 3: Accessorize Easy Everyday

To make it easier to grab your favorite accessories, arrange your everyday jewelry near your getting-ready station. 

To keep necklaces knot-free, hang them on a makeup mirror or a wall-mounted hook or knob. This will be especially helpful when it comes to your crystal jewelry- whether you are the proud owner of a shungite necklace or a gorgeous tanzanite pendant, it is always a good idea to keep your beautiful crystals on display and spreading their good vibes.

The smaller items should be placed in decorative trays, dishes, or bowls that are large enough to avoid them mixing together, that is, if you still haven’t invested in a quality jewelry box to keep away from the mess. Consider the shape and purpose of each design while looking for methods to keep your regular items conveniently accessible. Another good idea is to have a tiny jewelry box on your bedside as a safe haven for those earrings you neglected to remove before going into bed.

Step 4: Store Similar Items Together

For quick access, group-related designs and color families together. For example, you can store your big statement earrings in one compartment, and your chunky bracelets and rings in another. Not only will this help in better organization, but will also help when styling outfits, and choosing your desired accessories. Separating your jewelry collection into categories will also help you avoid losing or harming jewels.

Main Photo by Allie Pollock.

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