Organization Fun - Displays with a Purpose!

Like all teachers I am sure, I feel I never have time to keep certain areas of my life orderly during the school year. There are so many better things to do on a weekend - like lingering over my coffee instead of inhaling it as I do on school days. I attempt to have things organized in the summer - in such a way that I cannot destroy it when school resumes. 

This leads me to my obsession, well, one of them...Jewelry!! I have oodles of necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Truly, I have tons! I have bought some, received bunches and made probably hundreds more as well. (I got this amazing bracelet rack here!)

I have learned over the years that I detest knotted jewelry piles with passion! I have two necklace trees and a bracelet rack that work well - but these next two are my favorite organizers.

First we have my necklace bulletin board - I bought this at HomeGoods about five years ago. I opted for the clear pushpins since I wanted the jewelry to pop more. This was fast and fun to setup!
I absolutely love this - it makes getting ready so much more fun and a lot easier. I like to load it up with my current go-to necklaces.

My second favorite thing is my earring frame.
I bought a simple frame from Michael's and some needlepoint plastic screening. This one was wicked easy too, I just took out the glass and cardboard, then used those to measure the correct size for the screening. After that I just had to tuck the screen in. I find I have not lost any earrings since I made this about 2 1/2 years ago!

I love how they serve two purposes: they are cute and make it easy to admire (and remember) what I have for jewelry - and they keep my life from being a disaster area!

So I have a wee bit of an organization problem, and I am sure I am not the only one.  What are you all obsessive about organizing?

Thanks for visiting!


  1. I recently organized all my necklaces using clear command now looks like an Art installation!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  2. Ooh I like that idea too! Command hooks are the best!

  3. I love this post! Of course you know I am obsessive about organizing my classroom...everything else, well...

    I also have to tell you, I know you have a lot of jewelry, but I don't think I quite realized how much 'til I saw it here on your blog!! Redonkulous!!! Hahaha!!! :)

  4. What a super great idea. love, love, love the bulletin board necklace tip. I'm about to start organizing my kitchen drawers and pantry. Once school starts I will have no time to search for a box of pasta. Hee Hee . I'm a new blogger too stop by my blog when you get a chance. First grade fairy magic.

  5. Thanks Evelyn! I'll be sure to check your blog out! :)