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New Home for my Necklaces

Up until a short time ago, I kept all of my necklaces in my travel jewelry case. I didn't have a good place to keep them, and for the last five years I traveled enough where it made sense to just keep them in my travel case so I didn't have to unpack/repack them each weekend. A while ago I started to hang them on our medicine cabinet in our bathroom. 

Even though it looks like kind of a mess, I could easily see my necklaces and choose each day which one I wanted to wear. Because we don't get into our medicine cabinet very often, it was not that big of a deal to have them hanging on the door. Although once in a while either I would knock them off, or I would hear them crash if my husband knocked them off….and they would fall to the counter or the floor. After I made sure nothing broke, I would put them right back up there. 

Last weekend I finally got sick of having this mess of necklaces displayed in our bathroom…and as you can see, it really looked like a tangled mess of jewelry. I'm not sure why it didn't bother me until now, but I was ready to change it…


We had some 3M Command hooks in our junk drawer, and I think they have been there since we moved in to our house a year ago. That was the best thing I could think of at the time, so I got them out and cracked them open. On the label it says each hook holds up to a 1/2 pound, so I figured my necklaces would be ok on the hooks. There are hooks that hold up to 5 pounds and more, so if you needed these for another, more heavy-duty job, I'm sure there is a hook out there! The hooks are easy to put up, and they don't leave any surface damage. 

I wanted to get the necklaces out of sight, but they still needed to be easy to access and easy to see each one. I decided to put these hooks on the inside of our linen closet door in our master bathroom. 


I tried to space them out evenly (and didn't really succeed, but no biggie, right?). We had two 3-packs of hooks, so I figured I would use all 6 hooks so I could spread out my necklaces.


Once my hooks were up, I was ready to get my necklaces moved from the medicine cabinet to their new home. I even organized my necklaces by color: one hook for gold, one hook for silver, one hook for black and so on. It was a simple solution, and it took me 15 minutes to do. I will say there are a lot of good (and inexpensive) organizing tips online for jewelry. I found some great ones at that I just might put into action. Here is my final outcome of my organized necklaces. Utensil hooks aren't just for utensils!



About Megan G

I'm a easy-going, hard-working, sport-loving gal from Michigan who is proud of her midwestern roots. Graphic designer by trade and a sports fanatic by heart. My friends tell me, "Meg, you need to slow down!" but usually I don't listen :) Some of my favorite things include traveling, playing and coaching volleyball, going to sporting events, going to the beach, finding new ways to be creative, seeing new places, and helping people and the environment.

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11 Responses to New Home for my Necklaces

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  2. Megan G January 14, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    That’s awesome Brenda! What did you use in your closet to organize your necklaces? Small hooks or something else? I would love to hear what you did. Hopefully it’s working out great – my necklaces are still organized with my hooks – so it’s still working out great for me!

  3. Brenda January 13, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    I did something similar, in my closet!
    Great job!

  4. Megan G January 26, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Hi Eilene! A tie rack is another great idea especially since it is something that you already have and are repurposing it. How do you organize them on the tie rack? By length? By color? I feel like mine might get tangled a bit on a tie rack, but you probably do a good job of keeping them organized, right?

  5. Eilene B January 25, 2010 at 1:14 am #

    Great Idea Negan!
    Since my husband retired and doesn’t where ties anymore
    they’ve been replaced with my necklaces, each rack holds
    24. Eilene

  6. Megan G December 2, 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    Thanks Clara, that’s great! Please let me know how it goes for you. If I hadn’t had those 3M hooks laying around, I’m not sure where I would have ended up with my necklaces. (I have a jewelry box also, but it doesn’t do much but collect dust these days!)

  7. Clara Sapienza December 2, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    Hey Megan…I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my necklaces for a long time. I have a jewelry box, with a little turnstile attached to the top of the inside which is too short and my necklaces get all tangled up. I was going to ask my husband for a new one for Xmas..but I like your idea instead!!

  8. Megan G November 30, 2009 at 3:28 pm #

    It does make it easy. It’s the last thing I do in the morning – pick out my necklace – and it does make it convenient! Now I just need to figure out a solution for my earrings. Those are a whole other issue! I’ve tried the traditional jewelry box and it just doesn’t work for me. Maybe I should ask for some ideas on those in my next post!

  9. Betty Schmal November 30, 2009 at 3:24 pm #

    How convenient to have them right there where you dress and get ready. I’m jealous.

  10. Megan G November 30, 2009 at 9:02 am #

    Thanks Lauren. So far it’s working really well!

  11. lauren November 30, 2009 at 8:57 am #

    Megan, looks great! I like how you have them vertically, so it helps you see how you would wear them.

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