Watchu Gonna Do With All That Junk?

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A couple years ago, I had a major crisis. I had too many earrings and I could never find anything. There would be many nights, where, I was rushing to get ready and at the final moment would never be able to find the pair of earrings I wanted to wear with my outfit! What would be worse, is that I would find it a day or two later! So I finally got fed up with the situation and decided to come up with a way to organize all my earrings rather than get mad.

So once I decided I had to organize my jewelry, I thought to myself, it can’t be that hard. There is definately something out there that will take care of all my “needs”. “Needs” meaning plenty of storage for all my earrings, which last time I counted were more than 50 or so. And on top of that, all of these earrings were of different sizes and different types.

Well, as I found out, there was nothing in the market that was just right for me. Most of the storage options were either too small or too generic. Either, they would have two rows each for necklaces, rings and earrings or they would have the same spacing if the storage piece was for earrings specifically.

Finally, I decided to build a solution by myself and am very proud of my invention. All it took was some thick paper that I bought from Michaels and I just pierced holes into the paper with the earrings. I stick this up on my wall with thumb tacks and voila.. I have an elegant solution for my earring clutter and now it’s so easy for me to find a pair! It takes care of all my chandelier earrings as well as my small earrings. I use the lower most end for the ones that have a loop style. Simple and cheap, isn’t it?

Now, if you prefer to buy something rather than organize yourself, I found some really cute alternatives available online now.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. lovely …some of the options i’ve used during all these years of assorted junk jewellery –

    1. a jewellery hangar which i picked at Claire’s(during one of my visits to US) – they do have some options but they generally are small in size

    2. Build one with thermacol and covered it with felt paper

    3. the studier option of the lot is built a cute wooden stand and used the paper holders as holders for the earrings – immensely colorful n lot of fun




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  2. I did the same thing…i was sooo tired of having to spend 15mins each morning disentangling all the junk i had. So, i tuk a large piece of white thermacol, and just punched all my earrings into it…




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