Now that you have sorted through your jewelry, you should figure out a way to store it. I bought a jewelry storage center at Marshalls about five ago for around $35, more than what I wanted to spend (secret: I’m cheap), but well worth it. The one I have holds bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, and watches, so it’s multi-functional. If you are in the market to purchase a jewelry organizer, I would suggest looking at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, and Bealls for decently priced organizers, but you might also see if your local craft boutique carries refinished vintage jewelry boxes.
If you’re looking for a less expensive or a do-it-yourself option, check out my new Pinterest board about how to organize your jewelry! (Again, this board is on my new Simplify. Declutter. Organize Pinterest profile for my new blog.)
If you have mostly rings, you could try a ring display case. Rings can also go in a ring dish, which can be something as simple as a $1.99 dipping bowl from Target or Pier 1. If you have a lot of necklaces and bracelets, you will need something different, obviously, something that will not allow these to become tangled. You can also combine these ideas and use, for example, the mug holder to hold bracelets and necklaces and dishes to hold your rings.
Time required: I organized my jewelry into my organizer five years ago. I spent about an hour on this task, and thanks to how complete my own organizer is, it has stayed organized! Your mileage will vary. Obviously, if you decide to build your own jewelry organizer–especially one of those beautiful wooden ones!–you will spend a great deal more time on this task.