Confession time...I am organizationally challenged! You should see my jewelry 'bin'. Yes, a bin!
I have a few of my favorites hanging on a beautiful wall organizer, but the rest is in a plastic bin (from chinese take out). It's not because I don't have beautiful jewelry boxes, I do, sitting empty nearby my plastic bin. It's because I'm lazy. I was going to clean all my tarnished pieces so I put them in the bin...and walked away. I keep wondering why they haven't cleaned themselves?
What I need is some inspiration. Do you?
But, I have a few problems to solve before I decide how to organize & store my jewelry:
1. How do I keep my sterling pieces from tarnishing?
Did you know there is a special cloth that you can store your silver jewelry in that prevents tarnishing? There are several names, what I have is called Pacific Cloth. I also found this site that has it under a different name but in pretty colors! http://www.nancysilver.com/1/C/Silver_Cloth.
The key is to keep the jewelry enclosed in the cloth and keep the air out! Zip-close plastic bags are great for this.
3. How do I keep it viewable so its easy to access and wear?
Ah, thats a tough one! I have this glass display case...
...perhaps I should actually use it?
My Plan: I'm thinking I will use the bottom layer with zip bags so I can see my sterling jewelry and keep out the tarnish at the same time. The top I could use for rings and bracelets and beaded items. Yes, I can see that is a good solution for me.
Now...if I can only motiivate myself to do it since I still need to clean all this jewelry!
Do you need a Jewelry organization re-do? What is your creative solution?