Maybe it was the unusual amount of free time I had on my hands. Maybe I just finally got fed up with the mess on top of my dresser. Maybe I no longer wanted to call out a search and rescue team to find the mate to the earring set I wanted to wear. Honestly, I am not sure exactly what hit me, but something did. It was time, well it was really way past time.
I went to one of my inspiration places, Pintrest, and searched for some creative ways to organize my jewelry. I found a blog called Merricks Art that was perfect for my situation. The blogger had a dresser in her closet, just as I do. She also had a similar amount of jewelry, and her necklaces were hanging above the dresser, just as mine are. Her solutions to my jewelry mess were quick and easy. I immediately jumped in my car and headed to my favorite store in the entire world, Homegoods. With a head full of inspiration and just a little bit of cash, I found what I needed.
I loved the blogger’s use of plates and bowls to organize her items. I am certainly familiar with the dishware section of Homegoods, so I headed there first. I found a two-tier serving platter for $15. The shape and size was perfect for my dresser top, so into my basket it went. Using a serving platter in my closet was a divine idea!
Next, I headed to the closet organization section of the store. I found a clear drawer organizer tray for $20. Although I was not interested in putting it in my drawer (I like my jewelry on display), I knew the size would be perfect for my dresser surface. I also like that it was clear. I didn’t want a heavy fabric covered organizer. I really wanted to lighten things up a bit, and the clear organizer was ideal!
I always wanted a place to sit in my closet, so I could not pass up this storage ottoman. I instantly knew its size and height would work in my space. It was $40, so I grabbed it. I know it was not on my list of items I needed for jewelry organization, but I know how Homegoods can be. If you see an item you like, you better grab it right then. By their own admission, they are “never the same store twice.”
Finally, I needed some girly items. I spotted a linen scented candle in a gray and white animal print jar for $8. It was so fragrant! I thought that would be advantageous since my workout clothes can be fairly smelly in my closet (I know, ughhhh, right?) More than likely, I won’t be lighting a candle in my closet, but I am a candle fanatic, so I purchased it anyway. I will use it somewhere in my home eventually. I also wanted a photo frame. I found one with just the right amount of bling and femininity that suited my taste. I purchased it for around $8 as well. I didn’t want the frame to house a photo, but I wanted it to house an inspirational saying or scripture that I needed to be reminded of daily. I have found the closet, bathroom mirror, and the refrigerator serve as great places to put daily reminders. I chose Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing.” It reminds me to stay calm, settled, and patient as I await the answers to my prayers.
The former owners of our home left a wire tie rack installed above the spot where our dresser is housed. I use it to hold some of my necklaces (the others were in that mess on top of my dresser). The inspiration blogger used a jewelry pin board, but my tie rack served the same purpose so I didn’t make any changes there. I just straightened up the rack quite a bit.
A friend of mine gave me a much needed ring and jewelry holder a few days ago that I used. Then, a bowl I already owned (purchased from Homegoods, of course) served as a holder for all those little replacement buttons that come along with some of the clothing items I purchase. Does anyone ever get around to using those? I sure don’t, but I keep them on hand just in case I guess…
I got rid of old jewelry and mismatched pieces, then I organized everything that was left. I was very pleased with the final outcome. The process was fast and fabulous! That’s just the way I like it! I hope to conquer the rest of my closet soon. I will blog about it when I do.
I hope this blog inspires you to get organized. Remember to think creatively! You can use items for multiple purposes. Make your space beautiful with just a little cash and a lot of creativity!
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