Storing your Accessories 🙂
Many of us here own an enviable amount of accessories .As much we love buying them and have fun wearing them, storing them can be a big pain. Remember the time when a particular piece of accessory matched your outfit perfectly, but you couldn’t wear it for the simple reason that you couldn’t find it.
Ideally accessories should be stored by colour or pattern to make locating it easy. But since there is a long time till I own a walk through closet or that amount of jewellery to be classified by colour or pattern, I stick to normal storage so as not to damage them. So, I would like to share some tips on storing accessories and show you how I store mine. 🙂
Storing accessories needs a little bit of planning as to how they should be sorted and organised to make sure that we find them when we actually need them.
1. Belts – I own just two belts so storing them is not an issue for me. Ideally belts should be hung on one hook each, to avoid muddling of buckles. Stashing them in a drawer is not a good idea. The buckles tend to lose their shine due to scratching and rubbing together. Also the belts might get entangled lessening their life span. The pictures below show ideal storage options.
2. Bags– Bags need to be stored properly if we want them to last long. All expensive, or rather good quality bags come with their respective storage bags and it is best to keep them in those to protect from environmental damages like pollution and humidity. Also it is good to polish our leather bags once in a while to keep them new. I personally use Amway’s Leather & Vinyl cleaner to polish my leather bags.
Coming to the not so expensive ones, they are neatly stacked one on another. Clutches deserve special attention because they are not used often and are usually delicate. I happened to get the red bag with a wine bottle and have put it to good use. 😉
Here is what the bag section in my closet looks like –
3. Jewellery – Okay, this is the biggest challenge because we happen to own these more than belts or bags, or at least I do. For clarity sake, we divide jewellery into the following categories and then proceed to their storage.
• Trinkets – I have included all small jewellery here. Usually, they are delicate and expensive too. Storing them on a thin layer of cotton or a velvety box is good .It prevents damage due to friction and cotton prevents oxidisation, a good way to ensure your silver pieces stay intact.
I got this box with six varieties of handmade soaps, as a gift .You can take any compartmentalised box and make a cotton base to put the delicate items. It is not necessary to store such few items in each block. I did it just so that the picture comes out well. 😛 😛 Have multiple boxes and stack them.
• Necklaces– They deserve special attention so that they don’t break while entangled. Also the beads need to be wiped with cotton regularly to prevent build up of dust thereby scratching the surface causing it to lose shine. My beaded jewellery goes into a cute box I got from Spain. It is lined with velvet inside so I don’t have to bother lining it with cotton.
Each necklace is coiled up and stored, more like what you see in the second rack. And about the photo, sorry, I was just being filmy filmy types. 😐
The ones which you see above are delicate thus all the attention. The sturdy ones are hanged one on another on a hook on the inside of my closet door.
Three sets of hooks like these and most of my necklaces, baring the ultra delicate ones are sorted. It is important to keep an eye on wooden jewellery as they are prone to mites and insects. Never ever touch your wooden pieces with wet hands.
• Earrings – These again get divided into studs, danglers and loops and so on. We will try to store them in such a manner that locating them will be easier.
My studs go into this box I picked up from an exhibition, priced at just Rs.150 .It really doesn’t hurt to buy them. They are great for travel because of compactness. I picked all the pieces that lady had. Kept a few and gifted the others. It opens out flat and folds up to become a small rectangle. Super Easy to store and carry too.
I am a person who never throws away jewellery even if they are super outdated. So all the stuff I don’t wear often or I have grown out of goes into two hexagonal boxes picked up from a local shop for Rs.50 each.
Now, coming to jewellery I tend to reach out for more often. What I have done is just above where I have hung my necklaces, I put in two nails, cut up strips out of an old file, drew partitions ,punched it and my customised earring rack is ready. It is something like this.
So this is how the inside of my closet door looks in totality. You can customize according to your requirements.
• Bangles – They will be again glass bangles and metal bangles. They can be a huge mess with all the clanking sound, breakage and everything. Glass bangles are best stored in separate compartment type’s drawers or boxes. I personally do not like the tree branch out type bangle stands available, just one time it tumbles over from the dresser, everything breaks. A box or a special bangle drawer is much safer. I have very few glass bangles, so they go into my mom’s drawer. She has a bangle drawer which looks like –
It is great if you can find a carpenter and get a similar thing done; else you can hammer open a hanger and use it as a bangle stand. I took a metal hanger, opened the knot below the ‘c’ by using a hammer and a nail puller. Something like –
You can hang these hangers in a corner of your wardrobe. Its cheap and very useful.
So this was it, hope I made some sense because it would have been very boring with just explanation so I included pictures of how I store my stuff. Hope it proves useful to you. 🙂
97 thoughts on “How To Store Jewellery, Bags, Belts, Bangles”
:green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: We are on no talking terms atleast for 6 months :green: :green: :green: :green:
SHOW OFF :spank:
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i was just giving storage ideas O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) :tongue:
yes yes I can see that :hunterwali: Btw where do you pick up stuff from. 😀
anywhere .. am not showing off :toothygrin: :toothygrin: but it ranges from
‘high end malls’ to ‘cheapest galli nukkad shops’…
geeee….. me wnat to go earrings shopping now. I forgot about The Body shop Sale. 😀 😀
go go .. accessories are so much funn !!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Rati…have mailed u a query for ask imbb…pls post it today if possible…
I loved the idea of cutting old files and punching the strips. It’s awesome…But i still dont like you :smug: :smug: :smug:
but i toh love you nooooooo 😀 😀 😀 😀
:hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized:
naina gimme your emailid, ill send you my address….you can courier all this to me… :thanks:
okayyyy … u can courier me your entire year’s salary (after promotion wala) 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 :*
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hey, i like ur peacock feather and owl earrings. :happydance: where did u get them from? and i like ur necklaces. and thanks for the earrings hanging idea. i usually keep them in different envelops and put them in a box. and btw, i made a pair of peacock feather earrings myself. :toothygrin:
Perfect timing…i was going to organize my wardrobe today. You are an organizers dream! Have you considered professional organizing? Its a rage in the US.
Love the file strip idea btw.
Also, I want those peacock earrings. Where did u get them from?
:shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: thank youu sooo much nikki 😀
i picked up original peacock feathers from rajasthan , cut them properly and gave to a sasta local jeweller to put the hooks 😐
Hain 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 ….u r soooooooo creative….My hubby got me sum eaaring frm Goa those are patla sea shells with hooks..u can make sum of ur own… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
Clever! You should do a tutorial on jewellery design(or start selling custom jewellery).
umm… i have toyed with the idea of custom jewellery making but have kept it for later on.. thank youu , i feel so much more confident now :))
will surely do a tut next time i make something .
Naina, i made a peacock feather earrings-necklace set too. i saw one on a US shopping site. they were very expensive. so,i made one myself.it’s very easy and peacock feather is so inexpensive naa? but they are very light. what do u do to keep them hanging straight? ?:) ?:)
bulbul , i cut up squares of old velvet fabric, like make a sandwich with the peacock feather in between the velvet (the fluffy said facing the feathers) and this way you can store it anywhere.. if u want to hang it then u can cut old strips and punch them to make a hanger kinda thing.
it is best to keep light weight stuff horizontally stored, rather than hanging it.
thanks very much naina. i shall do the same. :thanks: :toothygrin: :rose:
costom earring hanger idea is sooooooppppeeeerrrr!!! :happydance: :bravo:
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ye coollection humein de de nainaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :woot: :woot: :woot:
:violinbash: :violinbash: nahiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn :violinbash: :violinbash:
I need to that earring strip thing – its sheer genius !!!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:
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u love earrings??? Send me ur address, here there is an exhibition with some exquisite earrings…. wud gift sm to u…. :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:
Naina, what did you use to punch the holes in the file strip?
those office stationery punchers , i dono what to call it but the single punchers.. they work just fine
lovely ideas !
and i really like those pink spiral earrings you have !
i used to love them too , but somehow i just grew out of it , maybe i should wearing them again.. :thanks:
Me going to churao your file strip and hanger wala idea today itself!! :smug:
:-* that will be a total pleasure
hi.. that was a great post. Rathi, can i post this page to my Facebook Handmade jewelery Page.
need your permission.
please go ahead. 🙂
HEY!! thanks a lot…
what a collection Naina…. awesome….! i am totally gonna use some of your ideas….
and i totally dig your harry potter hooks…. i can’t decide what is better your earring collection or the custom storage idea!
geeeee.. i hate those harry potter hooks , i wanted something more fairy tale types.. but this is was the sturdiest of them all .. soo ..
rati did you check the mail i sent you???
or did you receive it??
THAT’S SOOOOOOO ORGANIZED AND PRETTY!
You a have a lot of themmmmmm!!!
:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: thankooooo gia ..
jewellery box is sooo cute !!!!!! you have tons of accessories hehehe.. i hv none
i agree wid rati – SHOW OFF !! KATTI !!!!!!!!!
me nooo show off…. me helping making your home a more oraginsed place.. O:) O:) O:) :vampire: O:) O:) O:)
wadda collection :thanks: :thanks: for the tips , wil learn somehting from ya :handshake:
heheh .. yaa u learn .. i ll be all happy happy :happydance:
hey gr 8 storage ideas i m also freeko organiser always into cleaning and organizing i loved all your ideas ………..i want that red box its so pretty. :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: ……right now i put my jewelley in the sectioned plastic container in zip locked polythene…….and i like the that punch ideas of holding purses right now i m using hangers to hang my purses …….!
plz do a article on organizing hair accessories also….
would love to do one on hair accessories .. :thanks: :thanks:
nainaa…thats super organized…..btw i use the hanger for my neck piecessss…..rest is all over the place….. 😉 😉
as per nikki’s idea , i have decided to go into professional organising , i can arrange stuff for you … charges – 1000 for every piece i arrange :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:
hawww…i missed this comment….naina…. :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel:
:happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
Enviable collection of accessories Naina! You’ve given us all such simple useful ideas here!! Thanks!
😀 😀 😀 :shy:
naina u have an awesum collection…loved ur earrings box..evn i store small small trinkets in plastic boxes…!!
:thanks: :thanks: hain na??? its so convenient :toothygrin:
wowwww grt storage ways yaa- my jewellery to either keeps lying around or in some box I dont know-
I ruined my lovely silver hoops recently :((
hiiiiiiiiiii naina…..how are u cute post 🙂
m good nuts , wer have u been ?? :))
me cooking up a surprise for imbb whole day today…worked very hard on it :(( u will see it soon :toothygrin:
how sooonnn ??? wowww !!!! surprise !!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
post phassstttlyyyyyyyy 😀 😀
:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
now i am like sooooooper excited …. post phasstlyyy .. me staring staring and refrshing page .. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: u so cuteeee naina :-*
:jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :joker:
😛 😛 😛
nuts sayin she give surprise but no giving any surprise…
JAAGO GRAHAK JAAGO :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:
i can see u do a lot of bhikari hauls regularly :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:
don laugh at me … datty girls.. :smug: :smug:
1stly :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: ur sooo neat and organised!! i dont evn come close… im feeling abd for the way i stash my jewellry .. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:
2ndly :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: loved ur earring hanger idea!! superb!! :woot: :woot:
and evn i want that red compact box for studs… 🙁 i wish i could get it …my studs get lost bigtime!!
and nice collection btw .. loved ur earrings,necklaces and big bags.. especially that yellow one on top :inlove:
she just organized it to show off :secret2: :secret2:
hehhehehee… noooo !!! my wardrobe is always sooper organised, my room is a junk yard… rati , me no show offf .. sachii.. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :vampire:
:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: neha :kissing: :kissing:
:green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :spank :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: I want ebbbbbberrrrything :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: You come to my house and arrange everything for me naaa…is so neat and nice..and I liked those mirchi ear rings :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: I didnt get the time to see all the articles today…am :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2:
hehehehe.. i know u were bhery busy …. rati is also bheezhiiii ….looking at rani’s lovely lovely :lol2:
great collection! and so organized!
I really like people who are v organized. Grt work :yes: :yes: I loved the bangle storage the best of all. All your rose studs were :heart: :green: :green: :green:
loved ur ideas..thanks a lott:-)