When I lived in my previous house I kept my costume jewelry in the closet-a belt rack attached to one wall for my necklaces, and a large piece of burlap attached to another wall to hang the earrings on. But when Hubby Tony and I downsized to our condo there was no wall space available, and it took me a while to figure out a storage system.
The fancy jewelry organizers I saw online were more than I wanted to pay, so I
continued my search. One day I was rooting around in the storage area, saw a
tackle box, and a light bulb went off. I wondered if I could use that to hold
my jewelry. It turned out that plastic fishing lure hook and tackle boxes were
the perfect solution.
The boxes are perfect because:
- They have a lid that latches securely.
The boxes are flat enough to stack two up in a dresser drawer.
- The divers are adjustable. You can use none of them, some of them, or all of them. I now have four of the boxes...two for necklaces and two for earrings. The necklaces boxes only use the horizontal dividers, but the earring boxes also incorporate the vertical divers to separate the box into little compartments.
I have a lot of earrings, too many for each pair to have its own
compartment. Even when I put a couple of pairs in each compartment,
though, it's easy to pick out exactly what I'm looking for.
- Best of all, the boxes were cheap at the sporting goods store. I got all four of them for less than the price of one fancy organizer
Five years ago today: Can This Really Be True?