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November 19, 2009
by thenestinggame

When I move, one of my first organizational priorities to tackle is my getting ready routine. With a teensy master bath, we’ve had to shuffle some things around. For instance, my hair dryer and straightening iron (God bless the Chi) now live in the bedroom. So do the electric toothbrush chargers, since we don’t have outlets in the bath.

One of the things I’ve been most pleased with is the way I’ve organized my necklaces. I read about this technique in Real Simple ages ago, but it took me years to actually do it.

I bought a linen-covered bulletin board and some wooden push pins at the Container Store and used them to hang my necklaces. I do have a few heavier pieces stored elsewhere, but most of my collection is right in front of my eyes every morning. I love it because it reminds me of all the necklaces I do have and I really do vary what I wear. Of course, there is always the old standby–the pearl and gold disc, fifth from the left–but I do branch out much more often than if they were trapped, tangled in a jewelry box.

I also tried to edit what’s on my dresser. I scaled down my perfume choices to my favorites and bought a new tray (actually a rectangular dinner plate from Ikea) in a color that matches the headboard. I also picked up the orange box from Ikea which hides my hair accessories and brushes, bracelets, lipsticks and a tile trivet to protect my dresser top from the wrath of the straightening iron. I’m doing well at staying organized. Now I need to get better about dusting.


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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2009 2:00 am

    Like everything you do in life, I may have to copy your necklace treatment.

    Off to wax my stilettos,

  2. December 4, 2009 9:25 pm

    loves. way better than the current system i’ve got going: 3-m white plastic hooks. just two. next the fridge.

  3. Elaine Smart permalink
    December 9, 2009 10:58 pm

    Am impressed with your organizational skills!

  4. melissa permalink
    August 15, 2012 10:36 pm

    hee hee, just got tickled. i was searching pinterest for inspiration for my jewelry display and linked over here from your comment on :)

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