5 Tips for Organizing and Storing Jewelry

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5 Tips for Organizing and Storing Jewelry

If you have a sizable collection of jewelry, then you know how daunting it can be to keep it organized! Earrings and rings can get lost in the mix, while bracelets and bangles can be difficult to store in small spaces. Necklaces are the worst, we have all experienced the frustration of tangled and knotted necklaces! And your precious gems can easily scratch when placed in hard containers or mixed with other jewelry. For most of us our jewelry collection is treasured so learning how to organize and store it is essential.

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Here are five effective tips for organizing and storing jewelry!

Organize and Divide

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Jewelry Box by Wolf

The best way to keep your jewelry intact and easy to locate when you need it is to organize your pieces in drawers or jewelry boxes with plenty of separate compartments and slots. Luckily, there are several decorative jewelry boxes and specialized jewelry trays for drawers on the market that offer compartments which are great for organizing. If you have many small jewelry boxes but are not sure of where to put them try stacking them in a drawer. This will keep them out of the way but still easily visible.
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Keeping your pieces in individual boxes or compartments will help keep them safe, organized, and free of dust and other particles.

Separate Necklace, Earrings, Bracelets, and Bangles

Separating your jewelry collection by type will help minimize damaging or misplacing pieces. Ensure your necklaces don’t tangle by storing them individually, hang them separately in closet organizers or standing jewelry boxes. This will also make it easier to spot that one that perfectly matches your outfit. Unlike necklaces, bracelets and bangles are less likely to tangle, so vanity-top organizers are a great place for them. Earrings can be easily misplaced so compartmentalized jewelry boxes, drawers or displays are definitely the safest place for them.

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Earrings by Liseanne Frankfurt

If you like to show your collection off in a creative and unique way, try hanging your necklaces on a wall jewelry organizer.
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Keep Your Jewelry Visible

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To avoid that last-minute hunt for the perfect piece to enliven your outfit keep your collection visible. Use table top displays or stack your earrings, watches and necklaces in drawer compartments that are easy to access and your will be in the best possible position to do a visual inventory. Keeping your collection out in the open is also a great way to notice if something has gone astray!

Keep Everyday Use Easily Accessible

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Jewelry Storage by Michael Aram

To make your daily routine easier, it is important to keep your everyday jewelry easily accessible. A simple way to achieve this is to keep your smaller items such as rings and earrings in china dishes that are big enough to accommodate them without intermixing. Bigger jewelry such as necklaces can be hung on wall organizers. While looking for ways to keep your everyday pieces easily accessible consider the form and function of each design. Another great strategy is to have a small jewelry box on your nightstand, a safe place for those earrings you forgot to take off before climbing into bed.

Keep Your Valuables Safe

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Jewelry Safe by Boca do Lobo

The best way to protect your valuable and rarely used jewelry is to keep it in a jewelry safe. Gems such as diamonds and pearls should be stored separately so that they don’t damage each together. Keep each piece wrapped to maintain its appearance and value.
About the Author
Abby Drexler is a contributing writer and media specialist for Lovely Jewelry Organizers. She regularly produces content for a variety of fashion and Jewelry blogs, based around adding to your style with the perfect piece of jewelry and maintaining your jewelry collection.