Last week I posed a few questions regarding household chores, and I wasn’t too surprised when so many of you chimed in. I often go in waves when it comes to the day-to-day tasks of managing a household. Some weeks laundry really gets on my nerves and I want to go on a cooking strike, and other weeks I’m inspired to try new recipes and I find cleaning somewhat therapeutic. Whatever mood I’m in on any particular day, the thought of making any household chore easier is very appealing. That’s why I asked a few other bloggers to share some of their best tips to make the everyday tasks a little easier.
I’m not the fashionista with boxes, bags and containers over-flowing with jewelry. I love it, but I’d say that I’m more of a bag girl when it comes to accessories. I’m also lucky to have access to my aunt’s jewelry collection at any given time, making it unnecessary to find a home for too many pieces.
The jewelry I have is a collection of vintage pieces I bought or were handed down, gifts from friends and family (my beloved pandora bracelets), and some selections I found impossible to walk away from. I’m finding this last category is growing (could be something to do with Anthropologie opening up), but the incidence of wearing this jewelry has not. I tend to wear the same pieces over and over, like that same comfy sweater we always seem to reach for.
I wondered WHY this was the case. When I looked at how I stored my jewelry, the answer became apparent. We do what is simple and easy. Easy isn’t spending time looking for the match to an earring. Easy isn’t finding the right necklace and/or bracelet to go with those earrings if they’re mixed up and tangled in a bag. Easy is grabbing a pair of silver earrings off the dresser and heading out the door.
My goal was to create an organizing system that encouraged me to wear all my jewelry. (And if I didn’t have an event to wear a special piece to, I would create one!) I also needed to make room for these: