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 thriftyfun.com that I just might put into action. Here is my final outcome of my organized necklaces. Utensil hooks aren't just for utensils!