3/27/10

Organizing Jewelry is a Treasure

Okay, I've never posted about something crafty or handy before, so bear with me. I'm new to the being crafty thing. But it's fun! In fact, I have things in mind that I want to try my hand at. I'll show you when they're done :-)

My husband is really into organization. He labels all of his drawers, including his dresser! He just loves the feeling of having everything in its perfect place. I have never really been like that. I am to an extent, I have organized chaos (places dedicated to being unorganized.) I know where my things are, and its a system that works for me.

However, my husband is rubbing off on me. The other day I actually wanted to organize more. Weird. So, I got to work. I organized all the surfaces in our home. 



Including this one. I forgot to take a before picture, this is the after. All of my jewelry would end up on this surface. My necklaces would be tangled, and my earrings hard to find. I needed a solution, but jewelry holders in the store cost money, and money is tight.

So, I grabbed an extra comb

And my wonderful husband drilled it into the top of one of my bin things 


I then hung my necklaces into the prongs of the comb! It works great! I have 1-2 empty prongs empty between each necklace that way I don't accidentally take more than one off when I want it.

It's perfect. It isn't taking up any needed space, and it saves me a few minutes in the morning when I need a necklace. Yay for simple and inexpensive solutions!

Are you like me and keep organized chaos, or more like my husband and like to keep things in their right places? Do you have any tips for organizing?

13 comments:

Shipley family and Tulle Cool said...

That is the most clever thing I have ever seen. It's perfect. Now you HAVE to post this onto Helena's blog.

Cap Creations said...

How creative is that?! Hi from new friend friday! Come by and say hi!

Brynnie said...

Man, you guys are the coolest ever! I will have to remember that. I was just saying to Brian yesterday that I needed a new place to hang my necklaces!

Shayna Mills said...

I'm from New Friend Friday, I'm so late this week but so glad I caught up and found you. Now following your so very cute blog.
What a very cleaver idea! Thank you for sharing, hope you can stop by sometime and follow back.

Ginger said...

There you go! That's being crafty! Link up to my Mad Skills Party at SuoerStinykBoys!!

http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/search/label/Mad%20Skills%20Party

Blessings,
Ginger
SSB

Lanie Ree said...

Oh hey, that is so creative! Nice job.

Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Kaysi said...

What a fun idea!!

Christy said...

This is an awesome idea! What an inexpensive way to organize necklaces!

Julie said...

That's such a creative idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog. You asked about getting started making jewelry and really it's pretty easy. I learned from books! Check some simple beading books out at your library. Then I went from there. I've gotten away from just beading because my kids pull them off my neck and that can be a disaster! All that work and the beads are everywhere! There are so many great ideas to work from. I really liked making my t-shirt necklace. I am making more! It was really easy. Maybe I'll post a tutorial sometime!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

You keep this creativity thing up and you'll run me outa business. :) Unreal. This is cool.

Thanks for linking it up to SNS!
FJ Donna

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a space saver!!!

m ^..^

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

what a clever idea! and it's pretty cheap too! love it!

Leanne said...

Clever girl! (Do you know what movie that's from? Sorry my kids have been watching Jurassic Park this week) Seriously, that is very creative. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.