Monday, September 20, 2010

Organizing the trash before it becomes treasure

If you call yourself an upcycler, revamper, reclaimer, recycler, or junker, you probably have ran into the problem of what to do with all of the stuff that you have accumulated!  That is the problem that I have run into with my vintage jewelry. 
I have tons of (and always on the look out for more!)  broken vintage jewelry, vintage earrings that no longer have their mate, and LOTS of vintage pieces that are missing a rhinestone or two.....all of which is just waiting their turn to be made into something for today fashion diva!

So far I have been storing it all in cigar boxes, plastic boxes, baskets, etc but it is just not working for me.  It's hard to find what I am looking for and by the time I do find just the right piece, I forgot what I wanted it for!
NO MORE!  I have decided to take those plastic organizers that they make for garages to hold nails, bolts, etc and use them to sort out my jewelry.  It is going to take a lot of time (and patience on my part) but I think it will be worth it once it's done.  I can label each drawer with what is inside and even by color! 
I am hoping that by being more organized I will be able to turn trash into treasure more easily!
What are your tips for organizing your supplies?  I'd love to hear about them!

1 comment:

  1. I use plastic organizers and like them. I can see through the containers and easily access my junk. I can also arrange by theme, color, or material. The tricky part is figuring out how to rearrange when spaces fills up again. How did your organization go?