Organizing Jewelry in a Dresser Drawer

A jewelry stand in a master bedroom to hold lots of jewelry.

One of my home resolutions was to really purge and simplify all of the nooks and crannies in our home. So far things are going really well. We’re still utilizing the paper bag method, we’ve purged our family room built-ins, organized our file cabinet, and I finally went through all of my jewelry.

Gold everyday watch from Nordstrom.

For the last 7 or 8 years, I’ve used a white jewelry stand in our bedroom to hold all of my jewelry. My necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, literally everything fit into this jewelry stand! I loved it because I could see all of my jewelry at a glance, and I found that I wore more items that way.

How to purge jewelry and keep your favorite pieces.

However, in the last year or so I found that I was only wearing the same small collection of jewelry over and over again (for more on my everyday jewelry check out this post). There were plenty of items in there that I never wore and honestly would probably never wear again. So it was time to purge! 

I got rid of jewelry that wasn’t my style, things that were broken, earrings that were missing a partner, and so on, until I was only left with items I really like and will wear in the future. Because my collection was now a lot smaller, I figured I didn’t really need the jewelry stand anymore and we moved it to storage. Maybe someday when we have a bigger space I’ll use it again.

Concealed Jewelry Drawer Organizer

Turn an empty dresser drawer into a jewelry drawer organizer for all of your jewelry!

So what did I do with all of my jewelry? I utilized my favorite small living technique…secret storage!

I emptied one drawer in our master bedroom dresser to make room for all of my jewelry. I then hit up The Container Store and found this awesome jewelry drawer organizer…

Jewelry drawer organizer to keep all of your pretty items on-hand and hidden away in a dresser.

The sides of this jewelry drawer organizer slide in and out so it fits perfectly in your dresser. Love that! With all of my jewelry just hanging on my dresser, I was so eager to get it into the drawer and organized. 

Using a jewelry drawer organizer to keep all of your jewelry hidden away in an empty drawer.

I put earrings with earrings, bracelets with bracelets, so on and so forth, and was done in about 15 minutes.

Organized bracelets in a jewelry drawer.

The jewelry drawer organizer doesn’t hold tons and tons of jewelry, but I was easily able to fit everything left after my great big jewelry purge. In fact, this forced me to really be mindful about the items I was choosing to keep. If they didn’t fit, they were gone!

Using a jewelry drawer organizer to hold earrings in a dresser.

The organizer is lined with felt, so the items don’t shift around when you open and close the drawer. Instead, they stay put and it’s just up to me to put everything back in its place after use. 

Homegoods art above a wooden dresser in the bedroom.

I must admit, I feel pretty “grown-up” and glam everytime I open up this dresser drawer to put on my jewelry in the morning. It’s a nice little surprise when I pull it out to reveal my favorite things. 

Gold box from West Elm to hold sunglasses and necklaces.

The best part is that it’s secretly stored and not taking up valuable space in our room. However, I did display a few of my favorite sparkles on top of our dresser. 

Home decor accessories on the top of a dresser in the bedroom.

This gold box from West Elm (that I originally bought for Finn’s watch collection, to which he promptly outgrew) now showcases some of my favorite items and my sunglasses. I love that it looks pretty and put together right there on top of our dresser. 

Skyline art over a bedroom dresser.

I also have a few special pieces in this jewelry box (an old item from Pottery Barn). It holds pieces that were passed down to me that I don’t wear, but I won’t ever get rid of. They’re locked up nice and safely in this pretty light blue box. 

The other exciting thing about getting rid of my jewelry stand is that I now have room for a full-length mirror…something I’ve always wanted in our master bedroom.

Our New Full-Length Mirror

CB2 gold and black full-length mirror in the bedroom.
Gray bedroom space with a full-length mirror and dresser.

This leaning mirror (the same from this master bedroom makeover) is now on the far wall by the bathroom and I am in love. It makes the room feel so incredibly open and it reflects light off of the window. Plus, I can now see my entire outfit from head to toe for the first time ever in this house. Yes!

A jewelry drawer organizer to corral all of your bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.

More details on the mirror, and how I secured it to the wall, coming to the blog soon!

But for now, I’ll leave you with one more shot of my jewelry drawer organizer! I’m telling you, now is the time to get all of your jewelry purged and organized. You will feel like a million bucks when you’re all done with this task…trust me!


The Year of Casey

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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m a Chicago gal teaching you how to design, DIY, and maintain your home…by yourself! Learn more about me right here.

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