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Create the Jewelry Box of Your Dreams With This System

Create the Jewelry Box of Your Dreams With This System

I have a lot of jewelry, despite not always wearing a lot of jewelry. In Marie Kondo speak, jewelry just brings me joy. There are pieces in my collection that have sentimental value, or that remind me of something nice, or ones that I just like. I used to have a dresser with a small top drawer, and I used it to store all my jewelry. I had a little (it wasn’t so little) organizer tray and all my baubles were right there. Then I moved, and got a different dresser. There’s no handy jewelry drawer in this dresser! I wrote about this whole saga already in Wear, Watch, Want #80, and now, months later, I have found the perfect solution.

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The Container Store sells a jewelry storage system called Stackers. You can essentially build the perfect jewelry box for whatever your needs may be. I have shopped for months for the perfect auxiliary jewelry box and I feel confident when I say this is the absolute best one. You can get exactly what you need and nothing more or less. I went with the classic size in taupe, but there are also supersize and mini options. And all the pieces fit together! Two minis fit side by side on a classic, so you can really, REALLY customize your Stackers.

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I laid out all my jewelry and figured I wanted four classic size pieces. The bottom is the deep three section pice, where I store pieces in bags that I want to keep but don’t feel the need to have right at hand. The next layer is the 25 section tray, which is maybe my favorite one. I put individual pairs of earrings and rings in each of those little sections.

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On top of that is the ring/bracelet tray. I needed more ring storage than what comes with the top piece, and I liked that I could also lay out some of my favorite necklaces and have room for bigger earrings. Then the top is the lidded piece. You can also get a flat wood top to just set on your uppermost tray, but I liked the finished look of the lidded box. Each of the classic trays cost $25, and the lidded top costs $33. So my finished jewelry box was just over $100. BUT, I have been shopping around for a long time, and there is really no $100 jewelry box that is this customizable and can hold this much. Plus, you may be a normal person who doesn’t have this much jewelry and therefore you don’t need as much storage! Overall, I have found this system to be incredibly affordable when compared to alternatives.

If you’ve been searching for a jewelry storage solution, get yourself some Stackers and feel the joy that comes from having a perfectly organized life.

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Need Something to Watch? Here Are 5 Ideas.

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