Did you know that clutter can zap your energy, drain your time, kill your creativity, and actually cause stress in other aspects of your life? I didn’t know that, but I certainly believe it. Recently, I’ve made an extra effort to get myself organized, not only in my office, but throughout my house.
One of the first places I have to start organizing is my jewelry. I have a bit of a jewelry obsession. I love costume jewelry, especially anything in gun-metal or baubles. Because of this obsession, my jewelry box is a tangled mess. I found this simple organization idea on line. It’s a piece of prefinished decorative moulding secured to a small piece of lumber that you can buy at any building supply store like Lowe’s or Home Depot, with some small hooks installed to hang your necklaces. I also like that the top rail doubles as a shelf for perfume bottles. Of course, I will need to buy a wall length piece to hang all of my jewelry!
Another consequence of clutter is not being able to find car keys in the morning. My hubby and I go through this at least three times a week each. Here is our solution. I found a DIY prefinished moulding key cabinet that we hung in the kitchen. Here’s all you need to make it:
Base Moulding & Final Assembly
Ta-dah! You’re ready to hang you keys so you’ll know exactly where to find them in the mornings.
OK fellow DIYers, I would love to see how you cut clutter and organize your life. Share your pictures and ideas.