If you have a lot left to do before Christmas, you may want to stop reading. I mean, it’s still going to be wildly entertaining and all, I just don’t want to add to your stress level.
I’m going to be writing about cleaning out your jewelry box.
This time of year it tends to get neglected and be a complete mess because of all the running in and out we’ve done. Throwing on different pieces before we leave, then tossing them back with bleary eyes completely unwilling to put them in their proper place.
Which ends up leaving it looking something like this…
I was determined to clean mine out and get everything back in order before I opened a single present. Especially since I knew the chances were high that I would be adding to it.
So I first began (like I do every clean out) by straightening up all the clutter. I put everything back so that I could see it all more clearly.
Then I went through and pulled the things I haven’t worn in a while. This is the part where you have to be completely honest with yourself. Sure you love it, but will you wear it? Really? Really?
It it’s got some kind of emotional attachment, put it in a different spot. I’ve got a designated drawer just for the things I hold dear. But it’s not in my regular path because I don’t need them to be.
Once you’ve cleaned it all out, consider what it is you reach for the most. Like little everyday earrings. Are they easy to get to? Are all your watches out where you can reach them? Think about all the seconds you’d save yourself in the morning if everything was clean and neat and in a spot that you can grab within seconds.
Let’s talk about your necklaces. Do they all have their own spot? Are they getting tangled up all the time? If so, consider doing this. In fact, if you don’t have room in your closet for this, consider doing it in your bedroom as kind of an artsy way to fill up a wall. Well organized and super chic – sounds like a winning combination.
Or you can always pick up some hangers like this one and hang your necklaces from it in your closet. I got a pack of these at Marshall’s for super cheap!
Set yourself up for a Merry Christmas and take a few minutes to do this!