For months and months, I was searching for the best, cheapest, most efficient jewelry storage. I was considering the Muji jewelry storage here, but I didn't want to spend so much money. The other issue I had with it was that the jewelry inserts only fit the 2-drawer unit, and I needed at least 4 drawers, which meant even more money. Also, I already had similar storage that I didn't want to waste.
|Open. Fits 2 removable units.|
|Closed. Designs vary.|
I got a 2nd set identical to the one above. This is a 2-unit system where you choose the jewelry insert you need, much like the Muji, but at about 1/4 the price. I chose inserts different from what I already had for different sizes of jewelry. I now had 4 units, and it was more than enough room.
I then had a simple box construction built that would exactly fit these units. I designed it with 4 shelves, with a 5th big one underneath for spill-over and/or less-used pieces.
It lives in a locked part of my night stand. The bottom used to just be an open shelf so I had a door built and placed a lock on the side so as not to clutter the front.
|Closed. You can see the keys on the right side where I had the lock placed.|
|Open, it houses books, stuff, and the jewelry storage.|
The units slide out like drawers so it's easy to pull one out to choose what I want to wear. Each of the jewelry inserts came with a small tab and I made it bigger and more user-friendly by just tying a small white ribbon to it. The white ribbon also makes it more visible against all that black.
|White ribbon pull-out tabs added.|
|Units slide out like drawers.|
The 'drawers' slide out almost all the way and hold up pretty well. But there's nothing stopping it from falling off.
|One drawer pulled out almost all the way.|
Now that I've been using it a few weeks, I love what I did. It's easy and convenient and didn't cost a lot of money. I had someone construct the box which is about half a day's work for an experienced carpenter. All I had done to it cosmetically was get it painted a quick coat of white paint on the outside.
I'm so happy with it! I wish I had thought of this sooner!
Necklaces are kept separately in my closet. This was a DIY as well. It's made of a bar with hooks, and it slides into one of those drawer rollers so that I can pull it out to easily see what I have.
And on a Filofax-related note, I keep an inventory of my jewelry in my Filofax. (:
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