The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6.
I have a lovely wooden jewelry box that my husband gave me as a gift many years ago, and I use it to organize and store most of my jewelry. Earrings and rings go in the top, bangles and bracelets in the middle drawers, and watches on the bottom. And for a long time I also would keep all of my necklaces in this jewelry box, carefully lying each one of them next to one another in straight lines. But the problem was- is that the the chains consistently would become tangled. And it would take me an extra 5 -10 minutes in the mornings to untangle those darn chains in order to extract the necklace that I wanted to wear! I knew there had to be a better way.
Inspiration for organizing necklaces came while I was pushing my cart through my neighborhood Tar-jay (Target), cruising down the home organization aisles (because I do that for fun sometimes)
and I came across these small wall racks intended to hold car keys…. and I thought PERFECT
! That’s how I am going to organize my necklaces!
We recently moved into a “new-to-us” home and our master bedroom came with some really nice built-in closet organizers. But the closet was configured for more hanging space than I really needed (because who needs to hang up sweatshirts and yoga pants?
) So I chose to use one area of the closet configured for hanging space to hold my necklaces. I purchased three of the car key organizer racks and simply screwed them into the wall.
I can now place two chains on each one of the hooks, so I have room to hold 24 necklaces! I love that they no longer become tangled. But more than anything I love that I can see exactly what I have, which allows me to get more use out of the necklaces I already own!
You can find these Amerock Key Rack
organizers on Amazon (note: this is an affilaite link!)
, or if you’re lucky enough to spot them in your local Target on sale you can get them for as low as $5 each (so my entire jewelry organizing system cost me about $15!).
Just because a product was created with one particular use in mind doesn’t mean you need to feel limited to just that initial idea! What products have you put to an alternate use?
If you get a chance, I hope you’ll stop by to see me at Momof6 – a place where I write about organizing your home, using a family calendar, creating household routines, hosting at-home birthday parties, and holding a DIY summer camp! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter (@sharonmomof6), and Pinterest!
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