Earring Organization for less than $5!!!


Does your earring collection look like this?!  Sometimes, after a while of looking at this pile or trying to root through it to find a pair of studs, I hear myself saying, “enough already!”  This pile usually accumulates after traveling where I pick out 10 more pairs of earrings than I actually need – “just in case I change my mind” and dump them out on Monday morning looking for something that was in my travel roll.

Note:  I love jewelry!  But I also love inexpensive jewelry that I can wear daily and not worry about it getting lost, broken, tarnished, etc.  I do have some nicer pieces that live in my jewelry box but for the most part I want to see what jewelry I have and wear it on a daily basis.  I should point out that I don’t have kids, I think this could be a nightmare if you have little ones or bigger ones that like to wear your jewelry! 🙂

Now – On to my nifty organization idea with the help of my assistant Ellie!! A ribbon organizer.  I know this picture isn’t the best but I made it long enough that it’s hard to take a picture of!  (See below for more detailed images.)  I got this idea after playing around online pp (pre-pinterest!) and saw people selling similar concepts with ribbon tied to hangers, or screens, or using ribbons to organize hair bows so I thought why not use that idea for my earrings?!

I bought a spool of pink satin ribbon that is 1″ wide.  I just chose a soft color that wouldn’t compete with the jewelry and well I have a weakness for pink!

I organized all of my earrings and started placing them down the ribbon.  My collection has grown since then but you get the idea! 🙂

It works quite well and I’ve been using this for a few years and couldn’t be happier!  What do you use to organize your jewelry?  I’d love to hear how others tackle this issue!

Thank you for stopping by Gracious Luck!



Semi-Organized Idea! Upcycling Candle jars!


What do we do with the numerous candle jars and glasses?  I love candles, (see post from Bath & Body Works Candle Haul) but I wasn’t really sure what to do with all of the nice containers that they come in.  Do you recycle them?  Just throw them away?! (NO!)  I started to sort of stock pile them in an empty cabinet waiting for my “aha!” moment.  A couple months ago I saw a vlog where one of my favorite bloggers Kristen Gehm was cleaning out the bath and body works containers to use as storage.  My immediate thought was DUH!?! They are a really nice size for helping keep things organized.   Check out some of my favorite uses so far.

1) Office Storage!  I bought these pink binder clips and colored paperclips on sale at Staples a couple years ago but I was just storing them in the plastic bags that they originally came in.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

That seemed silly and not very attractive.  They were a pain to fish out and the plastic was tearing around the top.  I took them and put them in their own containers from bath and body works, a 3-wick candle and a mini candle.  The other jar is a Swan Creek candle that I received as a gift – smelled like Ah-mazing cinnamon rolls that almost made you drool!  This one I store some random items from my desk in.  A measuring tape, super glue, and some label tape.  These jars sit on my desk and while its still cluttered…that section of my desk looks a little bit tidier! 🙂

2) Bathroom Storage!  I have two small containers of pony tail holders & bobby pins and another glass with my favorite flossers that fit perfectly in my medicine cabinet!  I have another to corral my lip products.  One that keeps my makeup brushes organized, and another that holds cotton rounds that I use for everything from nail polish remover to eye makeup remover and toner!