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minimalist jewelry collection

Last year when I began downsizing, I had one of these jewelry cases filled to the brim. I would store it in my bedroom and consistently forget about it, and I ended either rarely wearing any jewelry or wearing the same things over and over again.

When I did move about a year ago, I donated the jewelry case and much of the jewelry inside it, keeping only a few rings handed down to me and a pair of earrings from my mother. It was also refreshing for me at the time, because I had a lot of jewelry that reminded me of my former fiance that I didn’t have the heart to let go of quite yet. I ended up selling those.

I’m now left with what you see in the photo, a minimalist jewelry collection on my night stand that gently reminds me of my favorite pieces:

The key to a minimalist jewelry collection is to only keep items that are well made, have special meaning, or will be used on a weekly basis. While it’s okay to keep one or two things for a special occasion, it can quickly lead to a collection that gets out of hand.

As most of my collection is gifted, I don’t buy any more jewelry. If something caught my eye or was gifted again, I judge if the collection can be neatly added. If not, I remove an item to keep an item. And that’s the true key to keeping anything simple and organized!

How many items are in you jewelry collection?



Just stopping by to announce that I’ve been in Florida since the 22nd, and will be here until the first week of January. I suppose you could call it a vacation, but I call it visiting my family because I don’t consider it too much of a vacation. I love sleeping in, and aside from hating everything about this state from its humid weather to this terrible town I’m thoroughly enjoying being home with my family.

Yet I can’t stop thinking of things I’d like to do when I get home. Here are a few:

  • Post-Christmas decluttering.
  • Clean out the closet.
  • Go through the kitchen and all the appliances stored in the cupboards.
  • Get a new shower head.
  • Organize the entertainment center.
  • See if it’s possible to reorganize to maximize studio space.
  • Finish organizing cables.
  • Buy more paint samples to patch up stained parts of the wall.

Only I would be excited to go home and organize. I’m actually kind of upset that as soon as I get home, my time off is over. Back to the apartment makeover on weekends only… I do have a few progress shots to show you when I get back!

How was your holiday? Did you travel?


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