Organising Makeup and Jewellery so You Wear Them

I love using assessories like necklaces, handbags, and even makeup, to change my look. The only problem is remembering to wear them! It’s a shame to have jewellery sitting in a box unused, because they should be worn and enjoyed. So, I changed the way I organise my accessories so they are uncluttered and where I can see them.

1. Necklaces

I keep my dresser in the wardrobe. This is purely because I can’t fit it in our small bedroom.  It’s proven to be a very useful place to have drawers and bench space. I hang my necklaces on the wardrobe rail where I can see them, and keep my makeup on the dresser top.  Having my necklaces stored this way has made a huge difference in how often I use them. 

organising make-up, necklaces and assessories

In the past, I used a necklace stand but found the sparse spacing meant the necklances got tangled and I couldn’t see them clearly.  I found this (pictured below) wooden necklace stand online which seperates the necklaces nicely.

necklace stand

Wooden necklace stand

2. Makeup Organiser

I store makeup in a cosmetic organiser. I purchased mine (pictured below) from Priceline. I can easily see where everything is and this makes putting on a quick splash of makeup a breeze.

make up organiser

I found these makeup organisers online:

make up organisation


Mini Original Make-up Box

makeup orgnaiser

Makeup Organiser

3. Earrings, brooches & dress rings

jewellery organiser

I spotted this gorgeous dress shelf (pictured left) in a little shop called Vintage Primrose and thought it would make a lovely jewellery organiser. Isn’t it happy? I keep the majority of necklaces away from my earrings so they don’t get lost.  I also keep my dress rings and brooches on the shelves.

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I enjoy wearing my jewellery! It brings a little bit of happiness into my day.  And you know what? The children notice too.

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    May 6, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I keep my earrings in one of those fishing tackle/craft boxes with the little compartments inside. My makeup is in one of the ensuite drawers and rather old! But I love the dress shelf – that would make a nice wall feature festooned with necklaces etc.

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      May 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      HA! That would work wonders (fishing tackle boxes). The dress shelf is gorgeous! It looks so pretty up on my wall in the bedroom.

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    May 6, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I have a dressing table and a vanity case. Long long story.Diminishing Lucy: Vanity.


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    May 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I love the way you have used the wardrobe rail for your necklaces! Such a simple idea but so effective! I have my dresser in the wardrobe too because of space restrictions, and I’ve never thought of doing that. All my jewelery are in various containers on a shelf in the hallway, I make sure to grab something from them every day to wear before I rush out the door.

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    May 9, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Funnily enough, we put the boys drawers in their wardrobe as well – saves so much floor space in the room! I’ve yet to find some suitable drawers to fit in our wardrobe so I can do the same thing. I’m always on the look out though 😉

    Hanging your necklaces up like you do, is a great idea! Mine tend to get ‘lost’ all bunched up together.

    Must be time to make over my wardrobe again!


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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      May 9, 2011 at 9:17 pm

      I think we are sisters Meegan. HA! And we need to catch up again. x

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        May 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm

        Yup! And soon 🙂 Name a time and a place…

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