Spring Organization: One Day at a Time

Spring is here, and summer is right around the corner! No one wants to stay at home and organize during the summer, so now is the time to do some spring cleaning and organizing and you will be ready for … Continue reading

Top 5 Organizing Products To Be Thankful For!

As the holiday season descends upon us, we will take time to celebrate and gather with the ones we love…..making it undeniably the busiest time of year.  Thanksgiving, being the first in the line up, has me thinking about what … Continue reading

Jewelry Organization: How to Get it Done Fast

One organizing dilemma that a lot of people seem to ask me about is what to do with their jewelry.  Well, you could have California Closets come in and build fabulous jewelry drawers like this into your closet, but that will cost an arm and a leg.  Read on for some easy and budget friendly jewelry organizing options that will help you get your jewelry organized in no time.

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First of all, before you start organizing or buying products, think about how you like to keep your jewelry.  Do you want to see it all right there in front of you each day, or do you want it on top of a dresser hidden away in a pretty box.  I’ll give you ideas for both options, but don’t forget about the most important part…. DECLUTTER your jewelry before you start the organizing  process.  If you haven’t worn it in a year (or possibly two), DONATE.  If it is a higher quality and in great shape, you can CONSIGN it.  You can also give your old costume jewelry to a little girl who loves to place dress up!

If you are the type that likes your jewelry neatly put away in a drawer or hidden away somewhere, there are great inserts that you can purchase and make your own jewelry drawer.  Check out liners like this at organize.com

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If you have the room and the money, you could even purchase your own jewelry cabinet like this awesome one from Pottery Barn or a less expensive but equally cool piece like the Hayworth Jewelry Armoire from Pier One.  Also stacksandstacks.com  has over 100 pretty jewelry boxes to choose from and is a great site for any organizing products in general.

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Pottery Barn Jewelry Armoire

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Hayworth Jewelry Armoire from Pier One

If you are like me and like to have your jewelry out in the open where you can see it, this is my new organizing obsession that a friend told me about.  You mount it on the wall and It comes in three different colors.  I am definitely going to purchase one of these for my own use, and it will only cost you about $160!  By the way, if you have more jewelry than what will fit on this sucker, you have too much!!! PURGE, PURGE, PURGE!!!!!

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Angelynn’s Jewelry Organizers at Amazon

You can also purchase over the door jewelry organizers like this which a great use of closet space!

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Over the door jewelry organizer from BrylaneHome

Of course there are also crafty ways to organize your jewelry such as a do-it-yourself cute wall box or using cute vintage trays or dishes to store your jewelry.  We have been over this before, I am not crafty, so you will definitely not see this in my home….it sure is cute though!!!!

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Happy organizing!!!

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A Hankering for Hangers

This is more like a plea than a lighthearted blog post so I’ll get right to the point.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me remind you of the easiest way to transform your closet from a cluttered, overstuffed mess to a seemingly styled, clothing heaven…

HANGERS

I just replaced the last of my plastic, slippery, chunky hangers (and the unmentionable dry cleaner hangers) with non-slip velvet hangers from Marshall’s Home Goods. They sell 18 packs for $9.99 in a variety of fun colors. These hangers do several things for you:

1) CREATE SPACE- They are low profile, which is key for most of us living with small closets. I reclaimed almost 12″ of hanging space!

2) REFRESH YOUR PERSPECTIVE- You can search through your closet with added ease and these hangers give way to finding clothes that ordinarily get lost in the shuffle.

3) PREVENT SLIP & FALL- I cannot stand finding an abandoned hanger in the closet only to look down and see an expensive shirt in a ball on the floor.

So here are a few suggestions on which hangers your should purchase NOW!!! Seriously, do it today!

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{1.  Close-ette }  {2. Real Simple }  {3. Huggable Hangers }

Have a great weekend! Enjoy the 139th Run for the Roses and Cinco de Mayo.