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Jewellery

This week it's all about jewellery - how to declutter it and how to organise it!

 

From costume jewellery to the nice stuff (not that costume stuff isn't nice!), it's all covered.

Show notes:

Statistic (courtesy of Daily Mail 2014)

  • Most women of 40 years old have a jewellery collection worth $11.5k Au

  • Could include up to 150 pieces- most expensive item generally an engagement ring

  • Only 33 per cent of jewellery is worn regularly

  • 9% of women sell/ remodel unwanted pieces

  • 78% women said they had no intention of selling unwanted items

What are the best ways to declutter?

  • Lay all jewellery items out together (on white sheet or other light surface to make sure items don’t get lost)

  • Sort into categories - earrings/ necklaces/ watches

  • Let go of broken ones that you won’t repair immediately

  • Store sentimental ones that you won’t wear away from your everyday pieces

  • Only keep the original boxes/ containers if you actually use them

  • Consider gifting sentimental or heirloom items to family members 

  • Sell & donate what you don’t love and use

Questions to ask yourself when re-organising:

  • Do I want it on display?

  • Do I want it hidden/ out of sight?

  • Where is convenient? Where do I put it on and take it off?

 What are the best ideas for storage?

  • Large shallow drawers in dresser/ cupboard

  • Stacked jewellery boxes

  • Compartments for watches/ rings etc

  • Necklace stands/ hangers

  • Wall hooks/ peg board/ cork board with tacks

  • Bon Maxie - accessory storage

  • Clear containers with dividers (fishing tackle/ craft items)

  • Display sentimental items that you wont wear in a shadow box or similar to honour the piece and person