7 Unique Ways to Organize All of Your Jewelry

Have you ever been in a rush to get out the door and hurried to grab some last-minute accessories, only to get frustrated with a tangled mess in your jewelry drawer? Disorganization can get in the way for a lot of people, and figuring out how to get it back under control can be overwhelming. The good news is that there are plenty of unique ways to sort your accessories that make organization fun! There’s a good feeling that goes with repurposing household items as organizers or with displaying your organized pieces in a creative way, so let’s get started.

1. Jewelry Tree – Twigs in a Bottle

Step outside for a few minutes and gather some pretty twigs from your yard. Go for twigs with lots of forks and branches. These can either be arranged loosely in a repurposed bottle (bonus points if you can find something with colored glass), or bound together with twine for something that’s more stable on its own. Start hanging your rings, earrings, and chains on the branches and you’re good to go.

2. Cheese Grater Turned Earring Organizer

When I first heard about this idea, I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical. However, after seeing an example that was painted and polished, I was sold. Take an old cheese grater and paint it the color of your choice, and then add a stylish base to it. Now it’s both an art piece and an organization tool! You can hook your earrings through the grater holes, and also clasp a couple of necklaces or bracelets through the handle.

3. Closet Hanger with Extra Hooks

If you have one of those hefty wooden hangers easily accessible, deck it out with some easy screw-in brass hooks. Or, alternatively, drive some small nails into the side of the hanger so that you have tiny pegs to hang necklaces and hook earrings. If you want to get extra organized and have a lot of jewelry to sort out, then you might want to get a different hanger for each type of jewelry—necklaces, bracelets, and dangly earrings.

4. Ice Cube Tray or Egg Tray

If you’re looking for a quick fix for your jewelry disorganization dilemma, then you need only look as far as your nearest ice cube tray. Those little compartments for each ice cube can also house a jewelry item. You can lay out your items however you find most pleasing, and organize them in an order that makes the most sense. If you like the idea but want something a little more stylish, there are a variety of decorative egg trays out there that will serve the same purpose but provide a bit more flair.

5. Stick Your Earrings and Pins Through a Ribbon

This is an insanely practical idea—poke your post earrings through a wide strip of ribbon! You’ll have them organized by pairs, and there’s no way for them to get mixed up or tangled. If you sew or tie a loop on one end of your earring ribbon, you can attach it to one of those cool closet hanger organizers, too. That way you’ll be able to see your full array of choices with just one glance.

6. Shadow Box Organizer, Complete with Cups

This idea might take some creativity and effort to set up, but it’s totally worth it. You can either buy and customize a ready-made shadow box, or create one yourself. Then, add some hooks to the inside, some drawer knobs to the outside, and some little cups or condiment dishes on the floor of the shadow box. You can dangle your chains on the hooks and knobs as you please, and the little dishes are perfect for containing your earrings!

7. Repurposed Jewelry Drawer Shelf

Remember that disorganized jewelry drawer we mentioned earlier? Make it work for you instead of against you. Take an old drawer off its tracks completely, add some extra knobs to the outside to dangle jewelry off of, and mount it on the wall!


Dealing with disorganized jewelry can be frustrating. But with a little creativity and some added visual inspiration, you’ll be well on your way to organized bliss. Take a look at your space, and check out what items you might have lying around for repurposing, and get started!

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