Spring must be on its way. Two reasons – firstly, this photo I took in the garden this morning …
And secondly, I’ve got that springtime sorting, organising, decluttering bug. It hasn’t quite reached the stage of being desperate to spring clean (never does, if I’m honest!), but I have been reorganising little areas of my life, and one of the first was my jewellery.
I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to costume jewellery, and I’ve had a really good sort out – single earrings and broken things have been chucked out, things I’ve gone off or don’t wear any more have been bagged up for the charity shop, and the rest has been sorted, separated and stored.
One thing I’m not short of in my new house is hanging space, so I started by hanging all my necklaces on coat hangers, evenly spaced so they’re easy to see.
For my earrings, I bought a double sided hanging pocket organiser (eBay, £4.50).
I absolutely love this thing – it makes it so easy to see what I’ve got and to keep things in pairs. A vast improvement on chucking them all in a drawer which was what I’d been doing since we moved.
Bangles and bracelets are stored in my lovely wooden tree drawer unit, which I’ve had for years, and is made from a famous local tree which came down in a storm a long time ago.
The hanging storage slots nicely into one end of one of the wardrobes in the bedroom.
Right, next on my list is my underwear drawer. I may be some time …