I don't think of myself as a clean freak by any means (my makeshift office can attest to that), but I do enjoy watching those TV programs that show you how to de-clutter from the mess that surrounds you. I too have fallen victim to converting my living space into a pigsty. Maybe not to that extreme, but I am quick to toss my clothes in a pile on the floor, as well as scattering my jewelry all over the house.
I was determined to tackle my misplaced jewelry dilemma when I tried for almost an hour to locate a ring that I wanted to wear on a night out. I really wanted to adorn myself with my "star" ring that I bought at Goodwill eight years ago (for a mere 50 cents), but I ended up going out ring-less. You'd think that someone with so much jewelry would actually have a jewelry box to house them, but no. It was then and there that I decided to do something about my untidiness.
After a few visits to Value Village, I found two very chic pieces.
This first piece is too cool for words. It looks like something that you would see in a very chi-chi home décor shop. It is a petite ultramodern silver tray with tiny grooves. On its own it looks great, but with a few strategically placed items it would look fantastic! I immediately imagined my rings sitting nicely in the tiny grooves. This purchase was a no-brainer. The price: 69 cents!
This second purchase was also genius. Continuing with the silver motif, I was on the lookout for anything sleek. With another stroke of luck, I picked up a very cute stainless steel trinket box. It's round, in good condition (no scratches at all!), and it is a perfect piece to store my earrings. The price: $1.69. Score two for me!
With just under three bucks I was able to solve my clutter problem in a simple and cost effective way. I looked for items that I genuinely liked, that wouldn't add even more confusion to my space.
Feel like getting organized or just want to fix up your space? Try your neighbour secondhand store for some very affordable solutions.
Happy hunting! ¤ Michelle