No more tangles and tears after this. 

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who organise their jewellery and those who don’t. You’re either in the team that leaves their jewellery in a tangling mess on your dresser or still have them stowed in a drawer, possibly in the original box it came in. If you’re a level up, you’ve probably invested in some acrylic organisers to display them. 

But today, let’s talk about the jewellery pieces that you tend to reach for on a daily basis. If you have a handful of these that you normally wear, you should put it on full display – whether in your drawer or on your dresser – so that you’re able to see all of it. This saves time from rummaging through your collection, and everything will be organised and tangle-free. Here are four ways you can do it: 

Categorise them

Don’t just dump them all into a box — it’s best to separate them according to their type. For example, rings can be grouped together, while short and long necklaces are separate. Then there are your bracelets, stud earrings, dangly earrings, and hoop earrings.

If you want to take this organisation to the next level, you can even categorise your jewellery by its material: gold, rose gold, or silver. Not only will it soothe your OCD tendencies, but it’s also much easier to style your accessories that way.

Find them homes

If you like hoarding tiny boxes, now’s the time to put them to good use. Take a good look at your collection of boxes — it can be differently sized, as long as they fit into your drawers. But if you can’t stand the irregularities, purchase some containers in the same size and colour. You can easily get these at an affordable price online or in DIY stores.

What to do with long necklaces

Ideally, dividing your necklaces into individual sections would be the best way to stop them from tangling with others. However, some may have chains long enough that it can tangle on its own. The best way to solve this problem is to hang them. Jewellery stands were made for necklaces such as these. While you can’t place them in drawers, placing it on top of your dresser makes it a nice display.

Which containers are the best?

Clear acyclic trays are always the best and most visually pleasing option. Not only are they gorgeous, but the clarity of it allows you to spot each piece individually. Those that are stackable are both convenient and space-saving. To prevent dust from getting in, opt for the clear-lidded ones.

Photo: KYLE CUT MEDIA, freestocks and lucielle Jewel on Unsplash

Jolin Lee
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.