- How many pairs are there to store?
- Are they dangley or studs?
- Do you want them hidden away or out in plain sight?
- Gather all your earrings into one spot...look near the sink, the coffee table, your purse..where ever they may be hiding. Match up the pairs. If there are singles leftover, what is the likelihood of finding the match? If it's not likely (hint: it probably isn't), then toss or donate the loose earring. Count how many pairs are left.
- Now, categorize your earrings - studs, dangley pairs, rhinestones, hoops, however it makes sense for how you wear your jewelry.
- If there are some that you wear only for special occasions, those may be better tucked away with formal gowns, while the everyday pairs are visible on the dresser top. How often do you wear earrings? How many do you wear at a time (one hole or three in your ear?)? How often do you change them? For example, my sister has three holes in each ear. But, she never changes the studs in the second and third holes.
- Jewelry trays for inside a drawer, like these from IKEA:
- Hanging bags for inside a closet, this one's from The Container Store:
- Even egg cartons, thanks to The Picket Fence Project:
: A jewelry stand from Target
A folding screen from The Container Store:
And, a box just for earrings from Bed, Bath & Beyond:
Or, make your own -
From ribbon, like on etsy:
From an old frame and screen, like Restored Style created:
Or, really from any piece of thin cloth that can be hung and/or made taught enough for earrings to poke through. Be aware, that if earrings have backs to them, like with studs, use an organizer where both sides can easily be reached.
Personally, I like keeping my earrings in a jewelry box. It's put away and just the right size for all my jewelry. But, with the clear lid, I can quickly glance inside to view the things I wear most often.