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Hidden Jewelry Organizing on a Budget

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I’m not a girl who typically wears much jewelry. On a good day, you’ll probably see me rocking my wedding ring, possibly a watch (if you’re lucky), & that’s about it. But on a few rare occasions, I have been known to rock a statement necklace or two… not at the same time though. Why am I telling you this? I promise this is going somewhere.
Because I don’t wear much jewelry, I don’t really have a need for a fabulous organizer like Casey’s. Although hers is dripping in fanciness and does make me want to bedazzle myself from head-to-toe… I just don’t have a need (or room) for an organizer like hers. However, that doesn’t mean I still don’t need an organized home for my few beloved gems.
My necklaces used to be a tangled up mess on the bottom of my make-up bag, but now that I’ve invested a whopping $6 + tax on my new hidden organizing system, I haven’t been victim to that headache in a while.
Now, the 6 or 7 statement necklaces secretly live on the side of my tiny closet without getting tangled or taking up much space. I invested in these 3 octopus-looking hooks from Home Depot for a whopping two bucks each and used the nails that they come with to hang them on the side of my closet. These magical hooks hold my jewelry collection out of sight (and sometimes out of mind…oops). The whole project probably took about 7 minutes to complete start to finish.
Although I only have three hooks right now, there is no reason that I couldn’t easily add a few hooks if I acquire some new statement jewels in my future. In the meantime, these three hooks are the best six bucks I’ve ever spent!
 How do you organize your jewelry?!
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  1. Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog

    I’m not a big necklace person either, but over the last few months I’ve added 2 statement necklaces to my collection. Living on the edge, right? Right now they are just sitting on my vanity – these hooks look like the perfect solution and you can’t beat that price!

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  1. Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog

    I’m not a big necklace person either, but over the last few months I’ve added 2 statement necklaces to my collection. Living on the edge, right? Right now they are just sitting on my vanity – these hooks look like the perfect solution and you can’t beat that price!

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Jewelry Cabinet Organization

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I love being a city girl.  I love being right in the heart of all of the action. I love the ability to walk 2 blocks east and be on the lakefront. I love being able to hop on a train and explore all the nooks and crannies of this fabulous place I’m blessed to call home. Yep, it’s pretty dang cool being a city gal.
But one thing I’m not so in l-o-v-e with?? Living in an itty bitty apartment with not enough storage space.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. I’ve definitely learned to simplify my material possessions since moving into our Chicago pad. I’ve pared down my clothes, I’ve thrown away old shoes, and I’ve weeded through my jewelry. It’s all helped. But the thing is…I still have stuff and that stuff needs its own space to call home.
Today I want to show you where I keep all of my jewelry stashed and (somewhat) organized.
Robbers beware: It’s mostly all costume jewelry. You won’t be finding any real gems here, my friend…Mirrored-Jewelry-Cabinet
This mirrored jewelry cabinet has been my savior. It’s housed my jewelry for the past 3+ years and I’m pretty much obsessed with it. Prior to having this little guy, my jewelry was a big tangled mess. Think wads of necklaces tangled together, missing earrings, baggies of bracelets…it wasn’t a pretty sight.
full length mirror
This cabinet works for me because it hides all of my jewelry clutter. I’ve seen plenty of gorgeously girly jewelry displays via Pinterest and other blogs. I love the look, but I don’t love the look for me. I like my clutter to be hidden and this mirrored cabinet does just that. Plus it offers a full-length mirror, which always comes in handy.
locked jewelry box
I feel like a little girl with a key to her locket, but the cabinet really does have a key that works! In fact, when we moved I took expensive jewelry with me in my suitcase, and I then locked up the rest in the case. Once we got to our new home, I simply unlocked it and reorganized the shuffled around contents.
jewelry cabinet
Inside there are areas designed for necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, and just about everything in between.
hanging necklaces
earring and necklace holder
bracelets
I like it because I can see everything I have right in front of me. So if I’m trying to find the perfect necklace to go with my outfit, I can see all the colors I’ve got right there. It makes my mornings a heck of a lot easier, and I find that I wear a wide variety of stuff…instead of just the same jewelry day in and day out.
rings and earrings
I actually purchased the same jewelry cabinet for my mom for Christmas, because she has always loved mine! They come in a wide variety of colors..she chose the walnut option. (Do I sound like a crazy QVC lady trying to sell you a jewelry cabinet, or what?! Seriously, I just like mine so much and I thought it might help a reader out there get organized. No crazy selling here. I promise!)
jewelry display
While a majority of my jewelry is tucked inside my oh-so-fabulous jewelry cabinet, I do have a few “jewels” displayed on our dresser. They’re shiny and girly and they add a little feminine glam to my corner of our master bedroom. Plus, I love displaying my favorite blue broach that belonged to my great-grandmother. (It will be my something blue on my October wedding day!)
white jewelry cabinet qvc
So there you have it, a glimpse into how this city gal corrals some of her clutter. Now onto finding a spot for my diamond tiaras….(joking. seriously joking.)
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  1. clare @ fitting it all in

    ok that’s perfect. i’ll be buying it when i move. plus it’s the full length mirror i need!

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  2. clare @ fitting it all in

    ok that’s perfect. i’ll be buying it when i move. plus it’s the full length mirror i need!

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    1. DIY Playbook

      It helps soooo much! I used to have necklaces all tangled up and I would hardly wear anything I owned. This definitely helps me stay more organized (and more fashionable!)

    1. Becca

      thank you! so tired this morning haha i knew it had to be in there but couldn’t find it! so excited

  3. runningtall

    I am in desperate need of one of these! My necklaces are all tangled on a “tree” holder, my earrings and rings are all over the place in my small jewelry box, and I need a full length mirror! Perfect!

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  4. runningtall

    I am in desperate need of one of these! My necklaces are all tangled on a “tree” holder, my earrings and rings are all over the place in my small jewelry box, and I need a full length mirror! Perfect!

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19 thoughts on “Jewelry Cabinet Organization

  1. clare @ fitting it all in

    ok that’s perfect. i’ll be buying it when i move. plus it’s the full length mirror i need!

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  2. clare @ fitting it all in

    ok that’s perfect. i’ll be buying it when i move. plus it’s the full length mirror i need!

    Reply
  3. runningtall

    I am in desperate need of one of these! My necklaces are all tangled on a “tree” holder, my earrings and rings are all over the place in my small jewelry box, and I need a full length mirror! Perfect!

    Reply
  4. runningtall

    I am in desperate need of one of these! My necklaces are all tangled on a “tree” holder, my earrings and rings are all over the place in my small jewelry box, and I need a full length mirror! Perfect!

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