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Learning to live in a small space has required me to get creative with
One of the storage problems I’ve had is figuring out how to store my gobs and gobs of jewelry. I am a sucker for it all…statement earrings, chunky necklaces, bracelets; it may actually be a problem. Every few months I purge and try to get rid of some pieces that I no longer love. Then somehow I manage to fill the space I just made within weeks **smacks hand to forehead**
With the help of my friend who is also a small space city dweller, we’ve figured out some rather practical solutions for all
How I Organize My Jewelry for Small Space Living:
One of the best things I’ve purchased for this apartment is our IKEA dresser. This thing has SO MUCH storage!! I use the top drawer for all jewelry storage and it’s perfect. In a previous apartment, I would hang all of my necklaces on wall hooks but that method actually ended up ruining them. I have no idea why but I’ve read it could have been the metal on metal, who actually knows. They tarnished and picked up a super strong metal scent. I was so bummed when I had to get rid of so many great pieces. Even with my lack of space in this
One: Use Clear Containers
These 5-compartment small clear boxes are perfect for earrings and long necklaces. I organize mine by color and type. These clear organizers make it easy and quick for me to find the particular pieces I’m looking for. I have some pretty large earrings and these containers are easily able to accommodate their size. The actual size of these particular containers is perfect for stacking and fitting into a small drawer like mine shown in the picture. I actually think a lot of these clear compartment containers are great for jewelry storage if you’re storing in a dresser.
Two: Use a practical Jewelry Box:
I rotate between having this on my dresser or under my nightstand, just depends on how I’m rearranging home decor at the moment. The amount of practical storage this gives is the best that I’ve found in my jewelry organizing search and
Three: Make It Decorative
One of the things about small space living is that you sometimes have to get creative with storage and decor. Aka, the things you need to store become your decor. With jewelry, I find that to be easy because it’s so pretty on its own and makes a great display. That’s exactly what I did with some chunky beaded necklaces and bracelets. I used this acrylic necklace stand and this acrylic bracelet stand. I love the acrylic because it helps to avoid that weird
If you’re a small space dweller and/or jewelry hoarder like me I hope you find these tips helpful. I’m really excited to share my small space living tips with you all and hope they’ll be useful if you’re limited on space like I am!