As long as I can remember, I loved to accessorize!
My ideal outfit of each day would be paired with matching earrings, necklace and sometimes even a bracelet or bangles.
Let me put it this way, I despise gold jewelry.
I find it to be very cumbersome and still act as if it burns me when my mother makes me try it on. Hence, my collection of street-smart and other alloy jewelry grew.
Everyone I knew caught onto this trend where they would present me with jewelry by default.
This lead to every birthday or festival or family function ending up with me being presented with earrings, necklaces and the occasional finger ring.
At first, I didn’t mind it. Hey! Who would refuse a cool mood ring from the USA or a lovely blue-green earring set of Swiss origin? It added to the glam quotient of everyday wear!
But it didn’t stop there. The pile(s) grew and so did the disorganized maintenance.
I have started to refuse offers of others getting me accessories and have even stopped buying them myself.
Whoever said the adage that a woman can never have enough accessories must have never come across my haul.
I came to realize that when in excess, one has to really improvise the way in which they use what they have.
So, here are a few ways I have managed to store and limit my accessories…
1. Chocolate boxes
Got any boxes with cardboard strips in them? They make for the perfect earring assorter to having. Provided, you take some time to get stuff right.
2. Small wooden chest
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This serves as the best container for molded ceramic and metal necklaces that are unable to fit anywhere. Just be careful you place things properly, least the chain snaps off when you close the lid.
3. Jewelry pack/box
These are available in varied sizes and can be availed at any marketplace. Take your pick and make sure you maintain the order.
4. Refuse politely
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I have done this several times with my grandmother and some relatives. Be clear that you love the gesture but at the moment you have already all that you want.
5. Send some of your old accessories to younger cousins
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Yes! You read that right. Doing this often can guarantee that both parties are as satisfied with the handover and look fleek when they step out!