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.