Monday, July 16, 2012

Organizing the Chaos

I was planning on posting a recap of my weekend in Nashville today, but since it rained ALL DAY LONG on Saturday, I took exactly zero pictures. Despite the rain I did have a great day. Alanna and I met Libby for breakfast and had pleasant conversation. We braved the torrential rain and traffic and went out to Opry Mills for a bit of shopping and to see the Katy Perry movie. I'm a Katy Perry fan, so I very much enjoyed the movie! I thought it was very well made, and it didn't have the silly, pointless vibe I was expecting. It was really cool to learn more about her. After all that we went to Local Honey, Thriftsmart, Grimey's, and Urban Outfitters. None of those places are really close to each we drove a lot...and got rained on a lot. I managed to not spend a small fortune though, and for that I am grateful.

On to the point of this post: jewelry organization. 

I have quite a bit of jewelry, but I'm sure I don't have near as much as some of you. It got to the point that I needed some sort of organization without spending a ton on a jewelry armoire (maybe in the future though). I found these hook shelf things from IKEA and had my friend pick up a few for me and they are perfect! I use the top one for shorter necklaces, the middle for earrings (only one hook on each end with string between them), and the bottom one for long necklaces.

For the earrings that won't hang, I put them on the ledge. I haven't lost any down the vent in the floor yet, so that's a plus. I don't really wear bracelets so those are in a box in my closet, but I do have a few on display along with a bowl of rings and a headband on my dresser. My next step is going to be organizing the necklaces and earrings by color instead of just randomly hanging them.  What do you guys use to organize your jewelry?


cb said...

I have a hard time organizing my stuff so that i can see it all and that it looks nice. Right now it is okay. I really like your little shelf for the rings. That is my biggest problem, i have them all in a dish and i cant see any of them!

kristimontague said...

Cute idea! I need to pick some of those up when I swing by Ikea next month. I'm actually really glad to hear that it rained all day long in Nashville--I had a shoot planned for that afternoon with a friend's family and cancelled it because I didn't want to drive all the way to Nashville and have to deal with bad weather. They kept pushing to do it anyways, but I went with my gut and rescheduled. Glad I did!