Do you have hundreds of pairs of earrings lying about? No matter where you keep them, it will help if you organize them properly. This way; you can find the pair you are looking for and get ready quickly. You can also avoid losing earrings when you have them organized neatly. If you have been keeping your earrings scattered haphazardly in boxes, drawers or bags, then this guide is for you. Here we will discuss some easy ways to organize earrings so that you can find them easily and also feel renewed excitement of wearing a pair daily.
1. Think outside the box – use unusual containers
Turn unusual containers into earring holders. Do you have plenty of egg cartons lying around empty? Then color them, add some decorations, and use them to hold your earrings.
You can also take an empty ice cube tray and store smaller earrings in them. Ice cube trays come in attractive colors these days. So you can easily store your small earrings or studs and larger earrings or hoops in different trays.
Also, go in for baskets, pails, and buckets; but these containers are useful when your earrings are still attached to tiny cardboards. You cannot just toss smaller earrings in buckets and pails, since finding matching ones would take ages. Or you can use one bin to store just one or two pairs of earrings, no more.
Do consider pill boxes too. Pillboxes with Monday-to-Sunday stamped on them are great for storing different pairs of earrings for all days of the week.
Earrings can also go in trays with bins. But no bin should hold more than three pairs. Loosely organize your earring tray by mentally naming the bins for style or color like pink, hoops, amber, silver, etc.
2. On a pole in your walk-in closet
If you have a vertical pole running through your walk-in closet, then all you need to do is attach hooks and place earrings on them. This is an easy DIY project and you can easily buy hooks that can be stuck with super glue to the pole. You can also use the pole to hold necklaces, rings, and other accessories. No more rushing on mornings: this pole will hold everything that you need to get ready for work. This is one of the best earring storage hacks for large earrings.
3. Mesh bags
Simple mesh bags are a great way of organizing earrings and necklaces that go with an outfit. Hang the mesh bags containing the earring-necklace-bracelet set along with the outfit that they match. This will eliminate the step of finding jewelry that matches each outfit and makes getting dressed a lot easier and faster.
4. On a frame
This is an easy DIY project to store large earrings. Find a beautiful frame, attach a wire mesh to the back and hang your earrings on the mesh. Place the frame above the dresser, or in your closet. You can see all the earrings together at a glance.
5. Use pocket hanging organizers
If you do not want to store earrings in a drawer, buy several see-through or transparent pocket hanging organizers. Some even come with eighty pockets or more. Place your earrings in them along with matching necklace or bracelets. You can easily see all your accessories and jewelry pieces making it convenient and fast to get dressed.
6. Turn old earrings/jewelry into wall art
Many women are guilty of keeping earrings they no longer use. Instead of throwing them away, one an easily turn them into a wall-art. This project is especially recommended for fish-hook style earrings. Find an old picture frame you have no use for but is in a good condition. If you have saved the glass, remove it and use it for another project. Cut a piece of chicken wire and spray paint it if you desire. Attach the chicken wire in place by stapling it. You can now hang the frame on the wall like you would any piece of art. Now hang the whole thing on the wall and place the earrings as you like. You can easily remove a pair when you want to wear it.
7. Use shower curtain hooks
Snap out the shower curtain hooks of an old shower curtain and place them on a wire coat hanger. Place your earrings and necklace sets on each hook. Hang the assembly inside your closet or near your dresser. This way, you can easily find the set you are looking for. Homemade earring holders couldn’t get simpler than that!
8. Store earrings in a drawer with organizers
To organize earrings in a drawer, simply place plastic containers, stationery boxes, or vintage metal boxes that fit the drawer. You can add Velcro strips to the bottom of the boxes, but do make sure that you arrange the organizer boxes the way you want them to be first, before attaching the Velcro.
9. Invest in a jewelry box
Statistics show that we only wear 20% of our jewelry 80% of the time. The stuff that we do not wear may not take up too much space but can e annoying to look through when searching for the stuff that we do wear. A jewelry box is useful for storing cufflinks, necklaces, earrings, studs, and other pieces. Make sure you clip all the hoop-type earrings together to avoid having to look for them.
10. Use a fishing tackle box
A fishing tackle box is a clear plastic box with individual compartments. You can easily store pins, hooks, earrings, cuff links, and smaller jewelry pieces like brooches in them. It may not be the prettiest way to organize earrings, but it definitely is functional.
11. Buy an earring tree
A decorative earring tree holds pairs of small and large earrings properly and it also looks attractive on a dresser. It is a great way of displaying earrings and also organizing them.
12. Use ribbons
A creative way to display and store earrings is to poke a ribbon with the earring pairs.
13. Re-purposed wooden blinds
Wooden blinds make great organizers and you can get them off eBay or even get them custom-made from a carpenter. If you are the DIY types, then this project is great for a Sunday afternoon.
14. DIY wooden earring holder with holes
Buy a simple wooden frame and drill holes – as many as your pair of earrings. Also, drill holes on the back and attach a wire or chain to hang the frame on the wall.
15. DIY earring and jewelry holder with cups and saucers
Superglue old cups and saucers of varying shapes one over the other and use different ‘tiers’ to hold jewelry.