Stylish Jewelry Storage: I have a few little bowls and trays I've picked up on trips and was just thinking the other day about wanting to organize my jewelry better. Now I just need to find a drawer to use!
From MarthaStewart.com, "Orphaned teacups and saucers are perfect vessels for sorting jewelry, and, when arranged in a velvet-lined drawer, they give you an easy-to-scan bird's-eye view of your bijoux. To set it up, measure the height of the drawer's side (not the front), then gather dishware that's slightly shorter. Line the drawer with velvet or felt to prevent rattling and sliding, then position the porcelain. Hook drop earrings on rims of cups, nestle necklaces within them, and stash chunkier beads and bangles on individual saucers."
Or if you're into a more streamlined/masculine look:
Also from MarthaStewart.com, "Square acrylic organizers give ties and belts their own homes. Underneath, blue acid-free mat board lines the drawer for extra color. Additional trays are cushioned with coordinating felt to protect the jewelry inside."
Craft Cupboard: We all know I love to craft - and this would make it a lot easier when I've got the creative bug! Right now I've got grocery bags full of paint along with bins full of everything else. I don't know how many times I've said, "I know it's in here somewhere."
From MarthaStewart.com, "If you don't have a spare room, just dedicate a corner to creativity. This compact cupboard keeps all your supplies in one spot, so you won't have to search for paper or paint when a crafty mood strikes."
That's all for now... I'll let you know what other organizational tips I can find!