Organizing {jewelry drawer}

By Pinktoesandpowertools | Home Organization

I am in the middle of an organizing frenzy!  And generally my organizing looks like a frenzied event when I am done.  It is not unusual for the room to look worse after I start the organizing because I want it to be perfect when I am done.   Perfectly matched containers.  Perfectly lined up.  Everything in its place.  Neat. Tidy.

That all takes time!  And I get distracted interrupted easily.  You know life?  It always gets in my way.  And I abandon the attempt before it’s complete.

But occasionally I am successful.  Yesterday I was in Dollar Tree trying to find cheapo candles for another project when I ran across some of these

I didn’t see wood shelf though.  I saw a solution to my jewelry drawer.  Now, I have to tell you that I would never blog about my jewelry drawer if I owned a lot of expensive pieces.  Know that I can’t even stomach paying $14 at Kohls for a necklace–I buy most of my stuff at consignment places for less than $5.  I’d rather spend the money on power tools 🙂

Here is my embarrassing before photo:

Stuff wouldn’t stay put.  I tried to use some of those tulle bags I’ve collected from shower favor bags over the years to keep necklaces separate, which works pretty well, but I wasn’t satisfied with that.

Much better!  These are even short enough that they can be stacked.  I went back to Dollar Tree today and bought 14 more.  I’m going to stack in this drawer, I’ve got some for Pip’s room, and I think they will work great for scrapbooking embellishments.

I did get rid of some of the jewelry I had in there that was too worn to wear anymore and some that I won’t wear anymore  <patting myself on the back right now>.  Maybe someday I will stain or paint these, but right now they are good as is.  I’ve got a lot more stuff on my list that takes priority!

What about you?  Anyone else feeling like purging and organizing now that the kids are back in school?

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