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Organizing Small Things: Earrings and Cuff Links

March 26, 2008

A friend recently loaned me The Art of Homemaking, by Daryl V. Hoole. (You can read my friend’s review of the book here.) I’ve enjoyed reading her (yes, Daryl is a woman) practical suggestions on homemaking and organization, and came across a tip I’ve now put to use.

I’ve recently been working on decluttering our home and getting rid of the things that we don’t use. I’m limiting myself to a jewelry box, but even so I have been frustrated with my current system of storing all my earrings in a tiny little drawer where they easily become jumbled together.

Hoole’s suggestion? Store them in an ice tray!

Well that was ingenious enough to make me rush to our freezer, grab an ice tray and plop in my earrings! Minus the ice, of course. Since my husband has a homeless pair of cuff links, I realized they’d also stay nice and neat in this new storage system, too! I’m sure ice trays would make a great organizing tool for small things such as paper clips, stamps, craft items, and so much more! Pity I got rid of all our extra ice trays a few months back.

That’s what works for me!.

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  • robin@heartofwisdom.com March 26, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Great idea.
    I am off to the freezer….lol

  • Angie March 27, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    What about the bottom of an egg carton?

  • JennyV March 28, 2008 at 7:25 am

    Hmm… very innovative. I like it! If only I had a nice drawer to put them in… WAIT, maybe I do! A-ha! Off to the freezer! THANKS!

  • Dawn March 29, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    That’s a great idea.