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Tips For Organizing Jewelry

Organize your jewelry so you’ll never have to untangle a necklace chain ever again.

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jewelry tray filled with a variety of colorful earrings

Looking for another project? Organize your jewelry so you’ll never have to untangle a necklace chain ever again. Let’s get started…

Step 1: Group by category (ex: Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Rings) Depending on the item, it can also help to sub-categorize, such as separating earrings that dangle from the studs.

Step 2: Purge and donate what you no longer wear, and set aside what is broken or missing a match. If something looks like it needs to be polished, clean it before you store it. (P.S. These polish wipes are a game-changer!)

Step 3: Decide where and how your jewelry should be stored. This will vary from person to person and depends entirely on usable space and the number of items you own.


Whether it’s in a drawer or on a countertop, here are some options for storing your newly-edited jewelry collection to keep it accessible and protected for years to come:

In a Drawer:

Place velvet-lined compartment trays in a drawer to keep your items separated and protected. They come in a variety of sizes and styles to fit your exact needs.

jewelry tray filled with a variety of colorful earrings, necklaces and bracelets

Acrylic or plastic inserts will also work, but only for your less delicate items, such as costume jewelry.

clear tray filled with rings and earrings

clear trays with beaded jewelry


On a Countertop:

If you’re storing your jewelry on the countertop, you’ll want to take advantage of vertical space with stackable or hanging organizers.

Personally, we love using Stackers. They look like simple leather cases on the outside, but the interior is lined with velvet compartments to keep things safe. There are *so* many options to choose from, based on your needs and color preference. To us, Stackers feel like building your own jewelry box—and we love it!

shelves with purses and clear stands for necklaces and bracelets

Clear acrylic organizers are an option for anyone looking to create a jewelry display in their closet.

neatly organized jewelry beneath shelves of baskets

Lastly, no matter how you decide to store your jewelry, it helps to designate a small tray to keep track of the pieces you wear and remove on a daily basis. We recommend placing it on your bedside table, near the bathroom sink, or in your closet.

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This post originally appeared on The Home Edit and was published August 7, 2020. This article is republished here with permission.

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