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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sorting and realizing there are pieces you never wear that you should be wearing or that it is time to toss or box up outdated pieces.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?


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