Several days a week I change clothes immediately after work and head to another activity: coaching volleyball practice, going to the gym or playing volleyball or softball. This requires me to change clothes either in a bathroom or a locker room. In my gym bag, there is a zipper pocket where I put my jewelry. This pocket houses bobby pins, hairties, pens and barrettes. Fishing out bracelets or necklaces from this pocket is not a problem, but earrings tend to get buried in the bottom. When this happens I have to pull everything out to find my earrings…and it's annoying.
NOT ANYMORE!! One night I had a light bulb moment: instead of dropping the earrings into the pocket, I "pierced" them through part of my necklace.
With my earrings attached to my necklace, they no longer fall deep into the dark pocket and jumble with the other small items. Most necklaces have a small loop(s) of some sort where I think this method will work for most necklaces/earrings. So far it's worked like a charm! Now when I go to put my jewelry back in its proper place at home (which is much easier since I organized my necklaces and my earrings), I will pull out my necklace, and there will be no more fishing for earrings!