Skip to main content

Mom Spot: Time Saving Tip Tuesday

I have jewelry on the brain with our Stella and Dot giveaway going on! So, my time saving tip for today is:

Organize Your Jewelry!

Don't be ashamed. We all have our downfalls and it's quite possible that none of us really care for our jewelry the way we should. And I'm not saying you need to go out and buy some expensive jewelry armoire. Just take part of an afternoon and assess your jewelry selection and make it more accessible. Not only will this save you time when you are striving to put together the perfect outfit, but it will help you to see all that you already have.

This should help you by first sorting and realizing there are pieces you never wear that you should be wearing or that it is time to toss or box up outdated pieces. Second, you won't find yourself eying a beautiful bracelet that looks almost identical to one you have at the bottom of a drawer somewhere. I'm not an advocate for either throwing things away unnecessarily OR hoarding loot like it's your job. So, as a rule, if you paid less than $10 for it and you don't love it anymore go ahead and send it on it's way (my grandmother always had a "jewelry box" full of items like this for us to play with when we were little). However, if it's something of value (either monetary or sentimental), go ahead and start a box of items you might like to revisit in years to come or that you'd like to preserve for your daughter or grand-daughter to have someday. 
Now back to topic. How to organize. I have a simple system that I think is fairly effective. I have a couple of small jewelry boxes that are perfect for earrings and rings that I use on a regular basis. Unused jewelry or pieces that tarnish quickly are stored in jewelry bags in a small tray in the same area. On my closet wall, I nailed in several rows of simple 1 1/2 inch nails at increments that would allow me to hang all kinds of necklaces and bracelets. It was a cost free project since I already had the nails and the small jewelry boxes. It has made a huge difference in grabbing an accessory quickly to finish an outfit. I love it!

Do you have a low or no-cost solution for keeping your jewelry at your fingertips?


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Frisco's Wassail Days

Friends, 
I'm so excited to bring you the details of this family event in Frisco, Colorado! Nothing says Christmas like getting up into the beautiful Rocky Mountains and celebrating the holidays nestled in a cozy town with your closest friends and family. Fresh snow. Lighted trees. Sleigh rides. Visits with Santa.
And it all starts with the Santa Dash for Cash - a 1K "fun run" in which all participants must wear Santa gear! The run is TOMORROW and when you register at www.wassaildays.com you will receive a Frisco Santa shirt, a Santa hat and at the end of the run you will receive a stocking full of goodies including Wassail Cash (the official currency of Wassail Days that can be used at local restaurants and retailers) and a FREE pass for a ½ hour of tubing at the Frisco Adventure Park Tubing Hill. What a deal!!

Wassail Days is going on all week long (Dec 3-11). Start a new tradition with this annual event that has something for everyone in your family! (And, if you can&#…

C'est la Vie: The Men In Our Lives Part 2

As promised, tonight's post is full of Father's Day ideas for the man who loves music. I am including links to some pretty standard stuff, but also had some fun digging up a few gems that might interest you! I'll start with my obvious favorite (and very inexpensive!!) suggestion:
Pandora One (better sound, ad free, fewer interruptions, and more)Tickets to a Music Festival (you can find them all at this link!)iPods and iTunes gift card (or docking station - this one got good reviews and has a clock radio)Concert Tickets at Live Nation"Stuff" from their favorite band (don't be scared by the homepage... search for the band you want or browse alphabetically and you'll be glad you did. You'll find lots more than t-shirts and bumper stickers)A vintage instrumentThe Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll
 By renjith krishnan at Free Digital Photos

Other ideas? Please share!

Mom Spot: Progressive Pioneer

Here is another blog I've come across in recent weeks. She has gorgeous pictures and her post yesterday was truly fantastic.

"Maine is pretty rainy in the spring.  And I lived in Oregon for awhile and it defines rainy.  So, a little rain rarely puts me in a gray mood.  In fact, this rainy, rainy spring we've been having here in Utah has actually made me feel quite cheerful!  Each rainy day has felt like something of a celebration."

Click HERE to read the entire post - you have to see the photographs! You'll also find all kinds of topics on sustainable and simple living. Enjoy!