Need help with jewelery cabinet, organizing earrings....

@coffeebreak (17820)
United States
April 27, 2008 8:28pm CST
I neeed help! I have alot of jewlery - earrings, mostly, but some neclaces and bracelets. I have a tall - (about 40 inch tall) jewelery cabinet with 5 drawers for small things. FIrst one is designed for rings. Second drawer has small square spaces, and athe next 3 has larger spaces. Now, how do I organize my earrings in this thing so that I can find what I am looking for or see what I'd like to wear? At the moment I have the earrings on the cards they came on and put 2-4 pair on one card and then just set them in the spaces. i have tried to organize them with silver in one drawer, gold in one and "other" in the last one, but still, just a bunch of earrings laying there. I can't get them organized to wear them - I don't wear them cause it is a pain to have to search for a pair to match my blouse. So... any suggestions? Even if it means not using this cabinet. It is a dark cherry wood and the lining is dark green. would help alot if they had made that lining white or something bright so you could see what's in there instead of it being so dark....guess I could get some white felt and cut little squares and at least the bottom would be brighter, maybe I'll try that. But, any one have any suggestions? i'd like to wear it, I don't go out often, but would like to look nice when i do! Thanks for suggestions!
1 response
• United States
24 Jul 08
There were so many times when I couldn't find the other earring that I asked a lot of the women at work what they do. One woman's advice has been wonderful! She said to cut a square of screen (the stuff you put on the windows to keep the bugs out) to fit the little sections. reserve one of the squares without screen and put all the backs in there. Then put the earrings through the screen (probably like what you did with cards), and several can be neatly placed in each section of the drawer. You can avoid losing one or wasting time searching this way. I've been doing it for years, and it certainly saves time.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Now that's a good idea! Screen. WHo'd a thought! I'll have to think about how to use that in my cabinet. Thanks so much!
• United States
25 Jul 08
Have fun playing around with it.