I can’t leave my house without a pair of earrings in my ears. Even if I am lazing about the house, with nowhere to go, I laze with a pair of earrings on. So when my husband nailed my earring holders to the wall in our closet, displaying all my earrings at eye-level, I was very happy. He’s made it so easy to see which pair I want to wear because they are right next to my clothes and the bright closet light shows the earrings clearly. It has made getting ready for work in the morning less of a hassle because now I can see all the choices I have for earrings. And I have a lot of choices: studs, dangly, hoops, gold, sterling silver, leather, and gemstones.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier. Before my husband nailed my earrings on the wall I had some earrings in my jewelry box, and some on my dresser, and some others were in a drawer. I was wearing the same earrings over and over because I didn’t realize what I had.
For Christmas my sister bought me three pairs of fun leather statement earrings. They are big, colorful, and lightweight. Earrings like those must be worn and not put into a drawer where they will be forgotten. The trouble was that I had no place to put them. I had three different places where earrings were stored and all of them were a disorganized wreck. I finally had enough and decided to do something about it.
I took all my earrings from all three locations and laid them out in front of me on the carpet on my bedroom floor. My favorites were in one pile organized by color, type, and size. Another pile was for all the earrings that I haven’t worn in years. Some of those earrings dated back to high school days: costume jewelry that I wore for high school dances and studs that were so small that you’d hardly notice they were there. I wanted to blend in in high school and not stand out.
What to do with all my newly organized earrings? This is when I had a wonderful idea: if I could have them hanging up on the wall I could see them easily. I asked my husband if he would be able to mount my earring holders on our closet wall just by the door. Would they be in the way? Would you mind having my earrings on the wall? No problem, he said, I could do that.
He immediately went to work. I left him alone to work his magic. About 15 minutes later he said “Come take a look.”
The next morning getting ready for work was delightful. Walking into my closet and seeing all my earrings in one place in a well-lit space made picking out earrings down right fun. I was so happy to have my earrings displayed like that and felt so blessed that I had so many nice earrings that I wrote my husband a thank you letter. I wrote it early that morning, before I went to work, and hung it with a magnet on the refrigerator door for him to find when he woke up later that morning.