My husband gave me a silver necklace one year for my birthday that had a consistently round shape irrespective of if I was wearing it or not. The necklace did not conveniently fit into my jewelry box, as one might imagine, so I often stored it on a bedroom lampshade.
If you’re observant, you’ll have noticed that I have been discussing the necklace in the past tense. The necklace found an unfortunate demise when my cat knocked the lamp off of its table, I absentmindedly swept up the whole mess into a trash can, deposited my trash can on the curb, and then realized my mistake a day after the trash collector had come. Weeks later, when my husband started talking about replacing the necklace I had inadvertently thrown away, I said that I had to first find a jewelry box that actually accommodate my jewelry.
I quickly discovered that it is difficult to find jewelry boxes that are made to hold non-chain style necklaces. I also was surprised to learn that sturdy, well-built, non-plastic jewelry boxes are a couple hundred dollars. My frustrations increased.
The solution to my jewelry storage problem came while I was visiting the hardware department at Sears. One look at the Craftsman Six Drawer Ball-Bearing Chest and I knew I had found my new jewelry box.
On my way home from Sears, I stopped by The Container Store and picked up a few jewelry drawer organizers and tubes of non-slip drawer liner. Now, all of my jewelry fits comfortably inside my new jewelry box, the ball-bearing drawers open and shut with ease, it locks with a key that I can take with me when I travel, it weighs more than 100 pounds and would be difficult for someone to steal, and it doubles as a side table next to a reading chair in my bedroom. I also think that it looks really cool.
My uncommon solution was not cheap, but neither were more traditional options. Most importantly, though, I no longer run the risk of losing or throwing away my jewelry because of an ill-conceived storage solution. My Craftsman Chest is an organized solution that can contain all possible forms of jewelry. This is a prime example of the Unclutterer motto: A place for everything and everything in its place.