Jewelry is a girl's best friend. It can dress up any outfit and can make our outfits much more dramatic if we choose to be. Making it an easy go-to accessory for any lady looking to do something different to their outfit. Being a fan of jewelry from fine jewelry to costume jewelry, I found it's great to have them but, to remember what I had was a little harder if it wasn't organized well.
This post will help you organize your jewelry in amazing ways to truly display them in your bedroom/closet for easy access. But, first I must mention that if you have an excessive amount of jewelry, it's a great time to pare down these items to a more comfortable amount. Visit our "Places to Donate Jewelry" post for more information.
Now that you have gathered all your jewelry and downsized the quantity, let's talk about the different ways to organize your jewelry. There are several different options to organize jewelry. On our recent post and an upcoming post, I show you how to make "jewelry organizer picture frames." It's a customizable and affordable way to organize necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and even rings. Feel free to visit these posts. I will add the link here when they go live.
6 Amazing Ways to Organize Your Jewelry
Standard Jewelry Boxes
First, let's start with the standard jewelry boxes. I will be displaying some I found on Amazon (affiliate) below, however, you can find them anywhere, even at an antique dealer. Here are some tips that will help you pick the right jewelry box for you. Look for a box with several divided areas. The divided areas work well to keep jewelry from getting tangled with one another. I did find that if the seal is really tight, some of my older gold pieces turned orangy gold. I'm not sure why this happened but I wanted you to know about the possibility that this may happen. I found that ones will little and deep compartments on the sides work nicely for watches that have larger faces on them.
Making your own Jewelry Organizer
Like I mentioned above, making your own organizer can be more affordable. Using cork trivets are wonderful for holding post earrings. When I was a kid, I had all my earrings on a cork board and then I placed the backs in a little container with a lid. Keep in mind that you will need to make the piece large enough for your jewelry collection. Hanging them on the wall or making them with a stand is best to save space. Think vertical space for these items if you are going to make them yourself. Here are some jewelry organizers I found on Amazon (affiliate).
***AD*** Boutique Rugs: Looking for rugs? Check out their wide variety of beautifully designed rugs.
Jewelry Drawer Organizers
Some people just don't want to see their jewelry out in the open. These jewelry organizers are just for them. Keeping these items divided into compartments works wonders in helping you find them quickly. Stacking these tray jewelry organizers work great, sorting each tray by different types, like earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings, makes it easier to find what you are looking for.
For Affordable and Customizable Jewelry Organizer use 3M Command Hooks on walls
If you don't have a lot of space in your closet or bedroom, hanging command hooks like these anywhere you want to store your jewelry works great. I had a client that didn't have a place to put her custom jewelry but she didn't want them to get tangled so we found an unused wall in her closet so she could hang them. We added about 5-6 hooks and she placed one or two on each and sorted them by color. It not only was organized, but it also looked pretty too.
Freestanding and Over the Door Jewelry Organizers
And now for the large jewelry organizers. These organizers need to be stood on the floor so you must have enough room to store them. While I always wanted one of these, I found that it was hard for me to place this somewhere where the kiddos wouldn't knock into it. These standing ones also have the opportunity for you to store scarves and other items in them. They usually have full-length mirrors as well. There are ones that also give you the option to hang them over your closet door. Here are freestanding and over the door jewelry organizers, I found on Amazon (affiliate).
"On The Go" Organizers
Last but not least, there are even organizers for people on the go or people who only have a few cherished pieces. I found that if you do take jewelry with you when you travel, the most difficult items to take are necklaces because they get tangled with everything. So, finding a jewelry organizer that helps you safely transport the necklaces is the main goal. Here are ones I found on Amazon.
Well, there you have it. Which jewelry organizer method is your favorite? Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.
Below are some other articles that have additional tips about organizing jewelry.
4 Jewelry Organization and Storage Ideas
11 Stylish Jewelry Organizers You Can DIY
Hi, Thank you so much for sharing these options about jewelry organization. I always take mine in jewelry box. I will keep it in my mind and apply these at the right time.
Thanks for providing all of these wonderful options for jewelry organization! You're right about paring your jewelry collection down to a more comfortable amount first, before buying products, helps you decide what you need for storage supplies.
There are a ton of options! I have mini-cases that I use when I'm traveling and a mirrored free-standing storage unit for everything else. I do have dreams of having jewelry drawers in my closet one day. But, that might mean getting rid of some of my shoes! LOL
I pared down my jewelry collection by getting rid of pieces I'll never wear and moving those I'm only keeping for sentimental reasons to my treasure box. I took what was left and put it in a case sold for organizing embroidery thread and keep it in my nightstand. It may not be as elegant as my grandmother's old jewelry box, but it was pretty old and tired anyway.
What a vast array of jewelry organizing options! I like organizing my jewelry in drawers, and use small clear plastic boxes with varying sized-sections. I used to frequently wear pins, which I rarely do at this point. But at that time, for a gift, my husband made me a unique wooden drawer organizer to fit in an oddly shaped drawer. The sections were large purple velvet pincushions so I could stick each pin in with ease of view and access.
What a great way to store pins! You can easily see them and are less likely of them laying on top of one another. Thanks for sharing.
So many great ideas here. I just received a new jewelry box as a Christmas present and I had fun setting it all up. I do hang most of my daily necklaces because it is just the best way to keep them from getting tangled. It really is nice to be able to easily see your choices and enjoy the pieces you have. Still, the really nice stuff I store in a secure location.
I agree the real gold pieces should be placed elsewhere. I purchased a jewelry box for my fine jewelry pieces and place it somewhere more secure. Everyday jewelry can be placed out for use and to view the beautiful colors.
I love using 3M Command hooks. If you choose the prettier silver ones, and attach them to mirrors to hang necklaces, it doubles the dazzle!
I agree! It's easy to use and you don't have to hunt to find them. They are everywhere, even at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Great resource. Lots of info. I am actually organizing a client's jewelry tomorrow, using Command hooks and Stackables from the Container Store. Hoping it will be lovely and usable for this client.
What fun! It is one of my favorite areas to organize. Hope you have a wonderful time.