Sunday, February 6, 2011

Are You Getting Jewelry for Valentine's Day?

By Audrey Cupo

Many of us get jewelry on Valentine’s Day from our sweetheart. Are you? How many pieces do you have now? Are they organized? If not, there are various ways you can sort it all out to make it easier to find what you want, when you want it.

You can sort your jewelry by putting all types together

. You can keep all your rings in one place, all your necklaces in another place, bracelets somewhere else. You can use various jewelry boxes or decorative containers for this purpose.

You can sort your jewelry by putting them together in sets                                   

. For example, your onyx necklace, ring and bracelet can all be stored together in one box.

You can store your jewelry by color groups

. You can keep all silver together (avoids tarnishing), your gold jewelry together, or even reds, blues or greens, depending on your collection.

When you are trying to decide which is the best option for you, you need to determine how you would look for your jewelry: by type, sets or color. Then, empty all your current containers and re-organize it by the category you have selected.

Where do you want to keep your jewelry? There are various options available.

You can use your dresser top

. Select either beautiful boxes, necklace trees, earring screens or a jewelry box. Just don’t clutter up the surface with too many options. When selecting a jewelry box, look closely at it’s features. If you have lots of necklaces, you want to make sure it has a hanging system. If you have rings, you want to make sure there is a section for the rings to fit into. If you want to separate out your earrings by silver and gold, etc., you want to make sure it has drawers to hold the amount of pieces you have. Then, select a wooden jewelry box that complements your furniture.

You can use your dresser drawers

. If you are using dresser drawers, select fabric or velvet covered dividers to keep it all organized and easily accessible. The stackable velvet trays provide many options, depending on your needs and can take up much less room.

You can use your closet

The other option to consider is your closet. You can use a door mounted clear shoe divider to divide up your larger pieces, such as costume jewelry. You can use a wall mounted jewelry organizer. If you have room, you can put a jewelry armoire either in the closet or in the main bedroom area to store your various pieces.

The options are endless but organization is key to keeping everything in good condition and easily accessible.

If this task is too overwhelming, consult with a professional organizer to help you out.

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About Audrey Cupo

Audrey Cupo is a full-time Professional Organizer and sole proprietor of A BETTER SPACE based in Bucks County, PA. She specializes in residential organizing and focuses her business on helping busy moms and women entrepreneurs get organized with her in-home services and her U Can Do It product line. To sign up for her free monthly newsletter "Organizing News You Can Use" or get a free "Room-By-Room Organizing Checklist", go to http://www.4abetterspace.com/.


4 comments:

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Great ideas ;)

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FancieStrands said...

Thanks for following my blog. I love the drawer idea and I am signing up for your newsletter and getting the download too. I need all the help I can get in my what seems to be a small house with all these kids. :)

Ellie-A Little of This and a Little of That said...

Hiya,
I'm stopping by from the Relax and Surf Sunday Blog Hop and I'm your newest follower. Also following on Facebook. If you get a minute please stop by and follow back.
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Have a super week,
Ellie

The Queen of Swag said...

thanks so much for participating in my Wednesday Blog hop! I was already following you!

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