Jewellery and the small stuff

Jewellry storage Muji


When your problems seem so huge that nothing can make them go away, there’s something reassuring about finding just one little thing that you can easily fix. That thing for me, this week anyway, was the tangled mass of necklaces decorating my dressing table. As Jay-Z might say, I got 99 problems but my jewellery ‘aint one. (I’m cringing but I couldn’t resist that one, sorry!).

I had been keeping most of the jewellery I wear day to day on a few small plates and bowls in my bedroom, but lately I’d been picking one out to wear only to find it knotted up with about three others and just not being bothered to sort them out. When I posted a photo of my jewellery woes on Instagram, so many people seemed to have the same problem and I started looking into how it could be solved.

Solutions came in the form of a large beauty box, similar to the one mobile hairdressers use, or hooks on a wall to hang each necklace separately. Then a friend recommended I check out the acrylic storage boxes in Muji and I was away. I remembered how organised they looked used for make-up on one of my favourite beauty blogs, Let’s Talk Beauty, and decided to invest.

I ordered one small set of drawers to begin with, then when they looked so good went back to order a larger set with an added jewellery tray. Perfect for keeping everything clean and separate – and also perfect for Florence’s tiny fingers to get in and pick out her favourite bits (she’s already a bit of an accessory queen, I’m proud to say).

So there you have it. For now, one small problem sorted. If only everything in life were that easy.

x Julia


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    Katie LifeOnVista Haydock
    June 7, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I keep my jewellery in a sewing box. Bit random I know, but it works for me.
    It’s only a small thing but its amazing how stressful it can be when you just want to grab something and it’s all tangled.
    Loving the glasses plate xxxx
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    June 7, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    As you know I love my MUJI Storage & think for the quality its very reasonably priced. I like how they keep everything organised, but that you can also see what you have. Your jewellery looks very organised & I never thought to use it for that. My makeup collection took over & everything else got forgotten about
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    Stephs Two Girls
    June 7, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Oooh and beautiful jewellery you have too! Guess the strength to do this kind of thing comes and goes, so sending some extra your way for the week ahead x
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    Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    June 7, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Oh, I have my jewellery just thrown on my dressing table and it’s always tangled. I love a good organisation tip and those boxes are super cute x
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    sarah christie
    June 7, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    This is a great idea Julia, do you know i don’t have much jewellery, but I have no idea where it all is ha ha , I need to organise it too x
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    June 8, 2015 at 11:52 am

    You have beautiful jewellery. I have a similar storage solution, mine is a glass one – and I LOVE it. Got it for my 30th. I love how neat and today it all is! Lovely post 🙂 Jess x
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    Leigh - Headspace Perspective
    June 8, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Oh indeed Julia! If only…I understand what you mean though, when everything else is so huge it can feel comforting to take control of the small things. The Muji box looks fab. Lots of love xxx
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    June 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Totally relate to this, I love my dressing table in order, it really is the little things x
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    Kat | Beau Twins
    June 9, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Totally agree, I can’t stand it when he weekly does that. I don’t wear any day to day anymore. But when I do I wear my pandora and a diamond ring and watch. I used to sell beauty cases -I imported them from China. Had my business for 3 years. I was only 21. Had I known I would have saved you one 😉 I use mine for all my stuff and it makes life so much easier. Xxx
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    Rebecca U
    June 10, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Your jewellery is lovely! Really like the storage too. I need to be more organised with all of this kind of thing #HomeEtc
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    Alice Megan
    June 10, 2015 at 10:44 am

    I keep my jewellery in a really weird item I found on EBay. It’s basically like a dress on a coat hanger with tons of little sections it’s fab takes up no room at all and means all my jewellery is separated
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    June 10, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks for linking up! Jess x #HomeEtc
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    Lizzie Woodman
    June 10, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I LOVE those Muji boxes – I keep all my jewellery and make-up in them. They fit perfectly in my dressing table drawer. Have you seen the little dividers you can buy to go inside them? Perfect for little earrings x #HomeEtc
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    Caro | The Twinkles Mama
    June 10, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I’ve got a couple of jewellery boxes but keep the most ridiculous TAT in them!!! Most of my jewellery is costume stuff but the nice pieces that I do have all get tangled up with it. Note to self — SORT IT OUT!!! I love Muji — haven’t checked them out in a while — thanks for the reminder pet! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up — we really do appreciate it #HomeEtc

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    Everything Mummy
    June 10, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    oo I love the acrylic storage boxes they look great glad you got them untangled x
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    June 10, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Such a great idea Julia. I keep the good stuff in the boxes that they came in, I have a little drawer that they fit into it. I keep my costume stuff on a cork board. My lovely musical jewellery box is home to earrings and rings, that’s it ha! A great storage solution and I agree, it’s a problem that you can solve. Lots of love xxx
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    Beth Twinderelmo
    June 11, 2015 at 7:47 am

    My husband will be ordering one of these instantly as I leave my jewellery EVERYWHERE and it bugs him beyond belief!!
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    Catherine @pushingthemoon
    June 12, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I don’t have a massive amount of jewellery but I’m pretty certain that what I do own is in a tangled mess in a box. I need to free the jewellery and give it a good home – a box like this is a great idea! Xxx
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    Mrs H
    June 12, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    These look brilliant. I have my jewellery in many small boxes. But I could do with something more organised. These would also work brilliantly for all the hair bands and hair clips I have. They get littered all around the flat. Hugs Mrs H xxxx
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    Linda Macdonald
    August 22, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Great Share!

    You people have given great ideas of jewelry storage. I would like to share this post with my wife Sylvia. She would happy to read your ideas.


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    January 12, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    I always keep my jewelry in a sewing box.

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