Organizing Necklaces Using a Key Rack

The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6.

Organizing Necklaces- jewelry box
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.

Amerock key rack
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!

Organizing Necklaces- entire closet
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.

Organizing Necklaces Using a Key Rack
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!

Organizing Necklaces-main
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?

Sharon Rowley Head Shot 150 x 150 Thumbnail 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!





Linking up: Six Sisters StuffSkip to My LouYour Homebased Mom, A Bowl Full of Lemons

Filed under: Closets, Guest Bloggers


4 Responses to Organizing Necklaces Using a Key Rack

  1. 1
    Amy Faulkner says

    I do this with my necklaces! I don’t have a jewelry box, but I have several metal scroll design key hook things to hold necklaces and bracelets. My earrings I keep on a hanging earring holder made from that plastic craft grid stuff. I only have a couple rings, so I just stick them in a pretty tiny pill box in my medicine cabinet.

  2. 2
    Crystal says

    Sharon – We think alike! I just hung up the exact same key hook organizer for my necklaces last week. I got mine at Target. It’s fun getting organized, isn’t it? – Crystal at Cluttershrink

  3. 3
    Petra P. says

    I do that with my necklaces too.. 🙂 But I made it myself – I used nice piece of wood and put small nails in it.. 🙂

  4. 4
    The Chatty Housewife says

    I have the exact same hooks on my closet wall behind the door. This works awesome and you can add more as you collect more necklaces. Either that or if you have too many necklaces it means it is time to de-clutter some. 😉


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.