Just some backdrop:
Minimizing my jewelry:
- Discard: (pieces that have faded, tarnished (oh my beloved hoops), or become discolored over time; earrings who have lost their partners)
- Thrift: (pieces that just no longer fit my style especially those super chunky bracelets and rings; some pieces that I had too many of the same color of: red earrings, silver necklaces and bracelets, white earrings)
- Keep: (everything I really liked that could fit into my organizer)
I ended up throwing away a quart size bag of jewelry away and donating another bag to a local thrift store. Now that all of my jewelry is organized (relatively) by color and easily visible in my organizer, I can enjoy wearing my favorite pieces on a regular basis! I also have a shoe box storage container holding the majority of my handmade wire wrap bracelets and large beaded necklaces. Both storage containers are nicely stored underneath my bathroom sink for easy access.