The Jewelry Jam {31 Days of Life. Contained.}

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I’m not really sure where I got this idea. I saw it somewhere and tucked the idea away in the back of my mind. Now was the time.

My jewelry was begging me to do something.

Traditional jewelry boxes no longer worked for me. A beautiful, ornate jewelry box had simply become a flashing neon sign that beckoned little fingers to explore. The many doors and drawers of a large organizer had over time proven too much of a temptation for my wee ones. Once one drawer was opened and the treasure trove within revealed, well, it was curtains for my delicate chains and tiny stud earrings. Each child has been trained not to touch, but that training came with a price tag of broken necklaces and misplaced earrings.

jewelry organization

So I decided to remove the temptation.

I ditched my fancy, mahogany box for cheap, plastic containers off of Amazon. Nice, huh?

I couldn’t be happier.

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The boxes came with adjustable dividers. I was able to customize my containers to fit my needs, my jewelry specifically.

“Out of sight, out of mind” is so true. My kids seem to have forgotten about my shiny objects. I have my new and improved jewelry boxes stowed away in my bathroom cabinet. No one is the wiser.

organizing jewelry

While it’s not exactly kid-proof, these latches sure do slow them down a bit. They also keep the contents from spilling.

Losing special pieces like these no longer concern me. My husband-to-be gave me this rose pin to wear when I flew for the first time. I love it, but then again, I’m a sentimental soul.

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Another up side to getting rid of my wooden jewelry box has resulted in a cleaner, more streamlined surface on my dresser. I’m loving a simpler, less cluttered look these days.

Having one less thing to dust didn’t hurt much either.


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How about you? Do you wear jewelry? If so, how do you store it? Even if you don’t wear jewelry, the principle of this post is applicable for other organizational needs. Consider the possibility of hidden storage. Some things don’t need to be out in the open. You may be surprised at how much more spacious your home looks and feels simply by choosing to store a few items behind closed doors.

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Thanks for reading.


3 thoughts on “The Jewelry Jam {31 Days of Life. Contained.}

  1. Lynn

    I store my earrings in small clear tackle boxes from Walmart, similar to bead storage containers. They have movable dividers and since they are in the sporting goods section, are much cheaper.

    1. heather Post author

      Wow, what a great idea, Lynn. Thanks for sharing. I may have to look for some of those for my girls as they are getting older and need “jewelry” storage. 😉

  2. Christina @ The Frugal Homemaker

    I think I may have to do this! We will gain more drawer space once I have all the furniture painted for our bedroom so I may actually have a spare drawer to store them in. I have a great system for bracelets and a hanging DIY organizer for necklaces but earrings are just thrown in another milk glass dish and it doesn’t work well to try to find pairs in a hurry.

    So if I have space in a drawer to tuck them away may have to pick up an organizer!

    Thanks for the idea!


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