Category Archives: accessories organization

Beautifully Organized: Handbags

Today I’m over on La Dolce Vita sharing a few ideas on how to organize handbags.  Click on over to read the post!

image credits: 1- via madebygirl, 2-via anne sage, 3-via house and home 
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Beautifully Organized: Watches

Keep watches in a clear vanity organizeron a glass tray…in a watch box…or on a jewelry tree

image credits: 1- photography by Joielala Photographie, 2-moth design, 3-tumblr, 4-photography by Ashley Batz
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Accessories Organizer

Loving this little organizer for its versatility. You can hang not just necklaces (tangle-free yay!), but also earrings, scarves, sunglasses, handbags (there’s a hook on each side), etc. Plus the shelf on top offers a place to keep other items like perfume, a pretty box, picture frames etc.
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From OrgJunkie’s curated collection on OpenSky ($35)
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Beautifully Organized Space of the Week

This week’s beautifully organized space of the week is this closet from the home of Erica Cook of Moth Design, which houses her daily staples:
White Ikea frames showcase bags from some of her favorite trips and create a fun little feature wall.
A round white tray keeps all her perfumes organized and at the ready.
Clear Ikea Rationell Variera “spice racks” serve as drawer separators and keep her belts and scarves organized.
*Unfortunately the clear “spice racks” are a discontinued product (at least to my knowledge). I bought several to organize a variety of things in my own home several months ago and absolutely loved them. When I tried to go back for more, they were no longer in stock and was told by an Ikea employee that they had been discontinued :-(
Glass trays and other beautiful containers hold jewelry, watches and sunglasses. An Ikea pant rack keeps her jeans easily accessible and allows her to see exactly what she has.
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So chic, wouldn’t you agree?
In case you missed my previous post featuring another beautifully organized space of hers, click here. To see more of her gorgeous home, click on over to her blog.
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Beautifully Organized Space of the Week

This week’s beautifully organized space is this closet from the home of fellow blogger Freckles Chic:
Isn’t it lovely? She created it by donating all the things she no longer wanted and were just cluttering up the space, and by designating a place for everything that remained. Total cost of the transformation was about $100 (for hangers, clips, shelves, storage containers, a hat stand, and headband holder). Proof that you don’t need a ton of space or money to create a beautiful closet!
For the before pictures and a breakdown of the items she used for the space, be sure to check out her blog!
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Beautifully Organized Space of the Week

An unexpected closet in the master bath with a library ladder for reaching items stored in high shelves and cabinets.

image credit: home of jill robertson via design sponge
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A Few More Things on Jewelry Organization

I found a few more things over the weekend I couldn’t resist but share. First off, how gorgeous are these gold knobs? Perfect for creating a beautifully organized display of necklaces.

gold knobs available via Hygge & West $8

Second, how cool is this jewelry organizer?

The Blueprint Jewelry Frame
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nishka’s niche jewelry frames $44
Nishka creatively thought outside the box and made these hanging frames, which she sells through her Etsy shop. I love that they’re a step above a simple bulletin board and pushpins. The hooks are a practical solution for neatly holding not only necklaces and hanging earrings, but also bracelets, watches, and even a few rings.

Last but not least, I also wanted to post on here an idea a reader brought up. Stephanie of Sabbe Interior Design shared that last week’s posts made her think of using a deviled egg platter to organize her jewelry. What a great idea! I bet that would work beautifully!

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Jewelry Organization: Part 2

In the last post, I went over several options for organizing necklaces. Today I’d like to go over a few ideas for organizing the rest of your jewelry.

Along the sames lines as the bust statues and the mannequin dress forms, you can use a mannequin hand to hold and display rings and bracelets. This is perfect for people who are visually oriented and like to have their things out where they can see ’em.

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L: photo by jose picayo; R: mannequin hand with movable joints so you can position it however you want!{$30}
L: ceramic hand jewelry stand {$18}; R: glass hand jewelry stand {$14}

An egg crate {as seen below} nice enough to leave out, is great at multi-tasking. Each little divided section is the ideal size for rings or earrings.

L: anthropologie farmer’s egg crate {$14}; R: via domestic adventure
via young house love {sherry’s closet}

I also love the idea of using a collection of beautiful decorative dishes. These are something you could keep a look-out for on trips to flea markets.

L: via martha stewart; R: via live creating yourself

Opt for smaller cups, that way you can only fit a few pieces of jewelry in each. The larger the dish, the more tempted you’ll be to fill it up with more jewelry… which can in turn result in frustrating tangles.

via live creating yourself {alaina’s dressing room}

If you’d like to put your jewelry away in drawers, make use of multi-compartment containers. They make pieces easy to locate and help ensure that earrings stay in pairs. Try a clear acrylic tray

L: photo by jose picayo featuring an acrylic jewelry tray {$19.99}; R: small clear jewelry organizer {$8.99}

or an inexpensive bead organizer {which you can find at most craft stores}

or my favorite, ice cube trays! You can find these anywhere and get ’em on the cheap. You can easily fit them in most drawers and, if you have the space, you can stack them.

L: via real simple; R: via blooming designs

With bracelets, you don’t have to worry as much about keeping them compartmentalized. They can easily find a home on a decorative tray. Most are large enough that they won’t get lost or tangled in the bunch {if you don’t clutter the tray of course!}

via lonny mag

Keep in mind that you don’t have to have everything out on display or everything put away in drawers. You can do both by having out the pieces you use most frequently and stashing the rest away in drawers. Try to rotate out pieces periodically. Most of us are more likely to reach for what we see in front of us and is most easily accessible. If you find yourself not rotating a particular piece {or pieces} to wear, assess whether it might be time to let it go and make space for something you will wear.

P.S. Email me if you decide to implement any of the ideas in this or the previous post-I’d love to see some reader before and afters!

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Jewelry Organization: Part 1

While a dedicated storage armoire like the one below featured in Lonny {$540.00 here} is certainly a beautiful option for neatly storing and organizing a substantial jewelry collection, in this economy, its probably more than most of us are able and willing to shell out.

images via lonny mag

If your collection is large enough and your heart is set on an armoire, you can find more affordable pieces similar to the one above. Jen of MadebyGirl recently did a post featuring these alternatives with prices ranging from $259-369. You can also try your luck at finding a used one. I found this one in my local craigslist for $100 (asking price).
You can also outfit a dresser you already own with trays and dividers. If all your drawers are full, is could be a good opportunity {since you’ll be motivated with a purpose!} to edit what’s in there and free up some space 😉
L: via domino magazine; R: stacking necklace organizer {$14.99}

If you don’t already own a dresser, aren’t looking to bring in a new piece of furniture into your space, and/or you’re visually oriented and like to have things on display because for you out-of-sight means out-of-mind, there are several options.
In regards to organizing necklaces, you can try hanging them on a rod. This isn’t my favorite of options however since it can be a bit tricky removing a necklace further down the rod without making a mess.
I like the idea of hanging a few on a lamp and integrating them as part of a styled vignette.

L: via lonny magazine; R: nate berkus via glamour magazine

Busts make a beautiful display and are a great way to enjoy your favorite necklace(s) when you’re not wearing them.

The only downside is that it can be a challenge finding an inexpensive one {the one below right (8″ tall) is $80}. I’d keep a look out for one at a flea market.

L: via blueprint magazine; R: Artemis bust from

Along the same lines, you can do like Kelly of the Glamouri and layer them on a mannequin.

via the glamouri

Hooks are my favorite option for organizing necklaces because they can be really inexpensive and if you put just one or two necklaces on each, there’s little risk of creating any tangles.

L: via half of vahm; R: photo by Frances Janisch
via this is glamorous

I love the idea of using decorative hooks. You can find pretty ones here.

L: via domino magazine; R: via grahaman and green

Anna of In Honor of Design, made her own organizer using decorative knobs. The photo below shows her end result. Read about how she did it here.

via in honor of design

If you can’t or don’t want to put anything on the wall, you can use a “belt and tie rack” that can be hung in your closet, or alternatively one that can hung over-the-door.

tieandbeltrack-containerstoreover the door tie and belt rack lowes

Last but not least, another great inexpensive option is to use a bulletin board, which you can have out on display or, if you like to keep things out of sight, you can keep behind curtains

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L: via real simple; R: via redbook

You can find cute boards covered in fabric and/or framed on Etsyor you can get crafty and make your own!

L: via high street market; R: via instyle magazine
Up next: organizing rings, earrings, and bracelets
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