Many of my clients have lots of great necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, but find them hard to store effectively. The worst part is that when you can’t see what jewellery you have, you don’t wear it! Display racks can be good for earrings, and some necklaces, but don’t work well for a lot of necklaces, especially chunky ones, or bracelets such as cuffs.
If you’re lucky enough to have a shallow drawer in your dresser, consider turning it into a jewellery drawer! This can be a really fun and effective way to store your jewellery, making it much easier to see what you have and wear it more often.
Here, we used jewellery organizers from a home organization store, which happened to fit very nicely in the drawer. (Make sure you measure not just your length and width, but also your depth when you go shopping for organizing items.) We secured the trays with removable, double-sided tape so they won’t slide around. In the unfilled space, we added felt (from a craft store) in a matching colour, where longer necklaces can be laid out, but won’t slide about. The felt is also held in place with removable double-sided tape.
We had a nice fit with the organizer trays, but if your fit is not so perfect, the felt liner allows you to use the extra space really well.