How to Store & Organize Necklaces: 10 Life-Hacking Tips
If you have many necklaces, you know how easily they can get tangled if you don’t store them correctly, but certain storage methods can make it hard to find what you need. If you are looking for new ideas, read on as we list several tips and tricks that you can use to store your necklaces and keep them safe, untangled, and easy to retrieve.
The 10 Life-Hacking Tips to Store & Organize Necklaces
1. Necklace Stand
A necklace stand is one of the best options for storing necklaces that you wear frequently. It will keep them untangled, and you will be able to see them while you make your choice. These stands are often inexpensive, and you can even make one if you enjoy DIY projects.
The downside to the necklace stand is that it will leave your necklaces exposed and unprotected from people and environmental dangers like sunlight, moisture, and dust.
2. Compartmentalized Drawer or Jewelry Box
A compartmentalized drawer is a great way to store your necklaces out of sight without making them difficult to retrieve, and it will still be easy to make a selection. You can often find compartmentalized drawers as part of a larger storage box that enables you to store all your jewelry, or you can convert an empty drawer in your home.
The downside to using a compartmentalized drawer is that the necklaces can occasionally get tangled, and purchasing a jewelry box can be expensive.
3. Toilet Paper Rolls
Toilet paper rolls are among the most inexpensive options on this list, and it enables you to recycle something that you’re already using. To try this option, unclasp your necklace, feed it through the center of the roll and clasp it again. Doing so will help keep your necklaces untangled, easy to retrieve, and easy to select, and it’s an especially good option if you are traveling and need to keep them in your luggage.
The downside to toilet paper rolls is that they aren’t durable and will need frequent replacement. It’s also not an attractive option and you will still need to store the paper towel roll.
4. Sandwich Bags
Sandwich bags are inexpensive options that many of us already have in our homes. The bags will help seal out moisture so the necklace is less likely to tarnish, making this a great long-term option. It’s also easy to see the necklace in the bag, so you can quickly find the one that you want.
The downside to sandwich bags is that the necklace can still get tangled. Wrapping it in tissue paper before putting it in the bag can help prevent tangling but might make it harder to find what you need. You will also still need to find somewhere to store the plastic bags.
5. Hobby Box
A hobby box is like a small toy box and is a great place to store your necklace. It’s also attractive and inexpensive, and you can even build one using a hammer and a saw. It helps keep your necklaces out of sight, and some have a lock that can keep them safe.
The downside to the hobby box option is that it won’t prevent your necklaces from becoming tangled, and if you only store one necklace in each box, it can make selection difficult.
6. Clothes Hanger
Clothes hangers are ideal for storing necklaces, keeping them untangled, easy to select, and easy to hide. Clasp the necklace over the lower bar, then store it in your closet between your clothes to help protect it from moisture, which can cause tarnishing. When using a single rod hanger, you won’t need to unclasp the necklace to take it off. This is an inexpensive option, and many people already have a spare hanger that they can use.
The only downside to using clothes hangers is that they can be hard to use while traveling.
7. Key Holder
A key holder is a great way to store a few necklaces quickly and easily. There are many commercial options available, so it’s easy to find something that you like, and you can even build one without much experience. It makes selection easy and prevents tangles.
The downside to using a keyholder is that it leaves the necklaces exposed.
8. Jewelry Roll
A jewelry roll is a good way to store and protect your necklaces, especially while traveling. Many brands are available, so you can easily find something that you like, and most can hold 20 or more necklaces. It will also help protect the necklaces from moisture.
The downside to the jewelry roll is that it is more expensive than many other options on this list, and placing the necklaces in the roll can be challenging.
9. Faux Bust
If you are looking for something that stands out among all other options and looks especially attractive, the neck of a faux bust can be a great way to store your favorite necklace. While some busts can get quite expensive, others are quite affordable, which helps you see how the necklace will look.
The downside to the faux bust, besides the potentially high cost, is that it won’t hide your necklace and might even attract attention to it.
10. Small Dish
If you tend to wear the same necklace every day, a small dish is a perfect place to store your necklace where you will find it easily. A soap dish will work just fine, and many people already have something similar in their homes that they can use.
The downside to the small dish is that it is only suitable for items that you wear every day. It won’t prevent tangling or provide any protection from thieves or climate.
There are several options for storing necklaces. The necklace stand is convenient, and the jewelry box is attractive and popular. One of our favorite options is the clothes hanger because it does everything and costs almost nothing. The faux bust is also a great choice because it’s quite fancy and makes it easy to see how the necklace really looks.
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