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Learn How Jewelry Can Make Your Life Better

28 Feb

standard storage box for jewelry. Do you have something like this?

standard storage box for jewelry. Do you have something like this?

Club Creative Studio enjoys sharing creative knowledge that you can use or pass along. In today’s TNT (This-N-That) blog post, you can look no further than the jewelry box on your dresser for the answer to a better life.  Well…sort of. Here is a question: How can your jewelry make your life better?

At first glance of our jewelry hidden within the standard storage box designated the “jewelry box”, you may seem frustrated at disorganization.  Maybe your container is too small for your collection, maybe the dividing spaces are not adequate to separate or display the jewelry you own. Another problem with your storage may be your actual items you are holding on to.  Do you have lost or broken jewelry sections, tangled chains, or out of fashion creations? 

It may seem difficult to appreciate knowing that life can be made better by simply displaying your jewelry in healthier ways. You can be quite innovative in how you do this. In this respect, your jewelry has a link to making your life better.  Your life can be more orderly and your possessions more valued if you have a means to care for the jewelry you own using proper storage. After all, was not this the thinking methodology of “Santa” who gifted you the pink ballerina musical box for your plastic necklace?

Did you own a wind up musical ballerina jewelry box?

Did you own a wind up musical ballerina jewelry box?

 I really should practice what I am preaching here. I personally have a mixture of ways that I refer to as my “jewelry organization”.  Some of my fine gems are stored in their original boxes and placed in a safe.  Other jewelry items that I own are displayed on hooks, smaller elements are placed in a traditional jewelry box and yet other creations are organized in small, clear, stackable bins with handles that are easily ready to view when I have to travel, or relocate.

No matter if you store in a standard table top box, in free-standing legged armoires, in a closet organizer pouch, or on some type of rack, caring for your jewelry and having access to it easily is the key to experiencing storage happiness with your jewelry.

To properly store for in-home, short-term, I suggest using a hooked display rack, ladder-type or screen-hole system with holes for earrings, box or plate that is placed in a room where you have an adequate landing spot to return to again and again. Being able to quickly see and review your jewelry choices is important for the items that you wear most often. If you make a habit of returning and neatly replacing jewelry in the same spot your life will be better as you will not waste time finding what you need. Your treasures will not be lost and they will last longer from the tender loving care and respect. A great “go-to” spot will serve you well in jewelry organization.

Found at: overstock.com for something like $130. Found at: overstock.com for something like $130.

There is a wonderful product I learned about from a home shopping show that seems to be every girl’s dream jewelry case. It was a rectangular box that opened up on one hinged side and attached to the back of any door.  It was framed out and had a mirror on the front.  How wonderful is that? Fun and function…I LOVE IT! This type of jewelry storage unit could be considered both temporary and permanent because of its size and depending on the location you place it.  It was designed with many specific compartments. The areas had distinct places for bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings, even scarves and belts. It had a secure hanging device that was over-the-door, so no nails were required for its installation.

So, with these few helpful tips in mind, maybe you can make your life better by making a special place for your jewelry. Happy shopping and organizing.  Be sure to stop by the blog again for creative information you can learn and share. We’d love to hear your conventional and non-traditional methods for storing your jewelry because you never know who may need the suggestions and help.  Thank you.

O is for Organize

22 Apr

As Club Creative Studio’s supply list gets larger and contains a growing variety of items, it gets more challenging to find a way to organize.  I have tried many different ways to keep small items and tools readily close at hand, and tidy at the same time.  Depending on my workspace, some methods of organization have worked and some have not been the best solutions.  It’s as hit and miss situation when I try to organize supplies because I have to also be creative about it along with being creative with art. There just are not many perfect organizational tools out on the market that fit well with my set-up.  I have to think outside the box and I enjoy it when something works well or is recycled to fit my organizational needs.

One of the worse ideas I had for organizing beads were the use of small round tins, the type that are sold in craft stores for holding wedding token mints and such.  The tin itself has a lid that is secure enough and has a plastic “window” for easy viewing of contents but the buck stops there for helping me hold supplies. I found that the size was too small.  I was left opening and closing the lids too often, which took time and added to the completed process time.  Also, I placed magnetic strips on the back of the tin containers, hoping that they could be displayed on a metal sheet hung on the wall.  I really hoped it could serve as a decorative display of supplies but, the beads I wanted to store in them where just too heavy to be displayed. The tins would not stay stuck to the magnetic place… bummer.  Like anyone, I learn from my mistakes and perhaps revisiting the system one day, I may find a different way to arrange or utilize that storage method.

One successful bead organizational method worth sharing is one that includes my present storage situation. It also includes the means by which I will move the beads to a new workspace location safely and securely. When shopping for storage, make sure it is large enough for what you need, but gives you an option to expand or hold more items at a later date.  Moving many items in a studio is not really fun, except knowing that a challenge is ahead and the opportunity to make a work space more functional and practical.  A fresh start is always a good thing in the end but preparations and the moving process have to be experienced first before the rewards come into play.

Because I am moving many stored containers at one time, I want to be as organized on this end of the moving so that when my items arrive to the new location, they are ready to be unloaded and placed quickly in my new studio surroundings.  Here is one method I have accomplished that will hopefully make my bead storage move a smooth transition.

Club Creative Studio bead storage containers are placed in a file folder bin for easier moving to a new location.

File bin has a tight lip locking lid to secure many stacked items placed inside.

Bins can be stacked and are easy to see through for quick identification of contents. Each file bin holds twelve of my individual bead storage containers.

If you have a solution to a small item storage challenge, please let us know in a comment post so that others may solve a problem they may have as well. While not every solution for a storage system will be a perfect fit for everyone, maybe we can help each other with suggestions.   Thank you for stopping by today’s blog about organization and my storage solution.

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