You know how I’m on a crusade to own the right amount of stuff at my house? And how I think the right amount of stuff is the amount you can use regularly?
Well, several months ago, I decided that I really wasn’t using my jewelry very well…wearing the same necklace and earrings pretty much every single day, even though I do own more than one pair of earrings and one necklace.
So, I dumped the entire contents of my jewelry box onto the top of my dresser.
And I left all of it there for a good couple of weeks.
Know what I discovered? When I can easily SEE all of my jewelry, I wear it more often.
Consequently, I decided that I didn’t really need to get rid of my jewelry, but that I needed to figure out something besides jewelry box drawers for at least some of my jewelry.
Around that time, I came across this thing at Goodwill.
I’m not exactly sure what it was meant to be originally, but I immediately thought it would make a great jewelry organizer.
So, I brought it home and made room for it in one of my dresser drawers.
I put most of my everyday earrings in it, plus a few of my bracelets (I left my few pairs of stud earrings in the jewelry box.)
And I’m pleased to report that it is working out fabulously. I switch up my earrings waaay more often than I used to because I can easily see everything in one quick glance.
Now, I just need to find a wall hanger for my necklaces, and I’ll be all set. I’ve been faithfully keeping an eye out for one like I painted for Lisey and Sonia, but nothing has shown up at Goodwill yet except some terribly cheesy 1990s country-style stuff.
And since this is going to be hanging on my bedroom wall, I would prefer for it not to have ducks and hearts and rounded edges, thank you very much.
So, I might break down and hop on over to Home Depot or Target to see what I can scare up.
Oh, and speaking of necklace hangers, check out what I did for Zoe.
She got this fish hanger years ago, but it never worked very well for hanging up things like PJs because there was only one piece that secured it to the wall, and it was smack dab in the middle, which means that if you hung something on the left or right knob, the whole thing went lopsided.
I’m thinking maybe it was just supposed to be decorative or something?
Anyway, I screwed two wall hangers into the back, one on the left, and one on the right, so now it stays put.
And it’s perfect for holding her necklaces.
Now all of the girls in the house have snazzy necklace holders except for me, and I’m feeling left out. I seriously need to get me one of those.
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