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How to Store Your Jewelry

Having jewelry piled up atop a dresser can increase the chances it getting tangled or damaged. With the right jewelry storage solutions, you can keep items in top shape and have an organized dresser or tabletop. Even if you only have a few precious pieces, consider these tips for storing your jewelry.

Save Small Boxes

Start collecting small boxes from holiday and birthday parties. They're sturdy and since they're typically already intended for jewelry, your pieces will fit perfectly. If you want them to look the same, paint the boxes one color then line the insides with matching fabric, so your jewelry is cushioned against scratches or damage. Place the boxes side by side in your nightstand drawer, on your vanity or wherever you have convenient storage space.

Learn about different types of jewelry storage boxes

Repurpose a Coat Rack

Pick up a coat rack from a retailer, thrift store or garage sale. If it doesn't match your furniture, paint it or change the hooks to go with your decor. The large hooks meant for coats perfectly hold necklaces and bracelets. Plus, putting your jewelry on display adds a personal touch to your bedroom decor.

Line an Old Shoe Box with Fabric

Keep an old shoe box and line it with soft, non-abrasive fabric that won't scratch your collection. This makeshift jewelry box can even be compartmentalized by adding smaller boxes and trays inside.

Transform a Picture Frame

Take a shadow box and create a picture collage that's flat on the glass, so it looks just like a regular frame. Add hooks, racks and small boxes on the inside of the shadow box to turn it into a jewelry box with a decorated lid.

Another way to use a regular picture frame is to take out the glass and add wire that hangs horizontally. You can add hooks for necklaces and rings or simply attach your collection of earrings.

Use Ice Cube Trays

The small compartments on an ice cube tray fit small earrings and rings perfectly. If you have fine jewelry, line it with soft fabric so that it doesn't scratch. Keep the ice trays in your drawer so you can find just the pair of earrings you're looking for instead of sorting through a disorganized jewelry box tray or drawer next time you're heading out.