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How to Keep Necklaces from Tangling

Nothing dampens the joy of accessorizing like pulling out a tangled mess of necklaces from your jewelry box. With a few smart tricks and a touch of organization, you can bid farewell to frustrating necklace knots and say hello to effortless accessorizing. Read on for some practical tips to prevent your necklaces from getting tangled in the first place.

Store Necklaces Properly:

  • Use Individual Storage: Store each necklace separately to prevent them from intertwining. You can use jewelry boxes or organizers with individual compartments, small pouches or zip-lock bags to separate them. If using a bag or pouch, allow the clasp to stick out of the bag. This will help prevent the necklace chain from getting tangled. 
  • Hang Necklaces: Consider hanging necklaces on hooks or a jewelry tree. Hanging necklaces prevents them from getting tangled and makes it easy to see your collection at a glance.

Use Straws or Tubes:

  • Straw Method: Thread your necklace through a drinking straw and secure the clasp. This keeps the chain straight and tangle-free during storage or travel.
  • Cardboard Tubes: Use cardboard tubes (like those from paper towels or toilet paper rolls) to thread your necklaces through. Close the clasp and store them in a drawer or box. The tubes prevent the chains from tangling.
necklaces hanging

Invest in Jewelry Organizers:

  • Drawer Inserts: Use drawer inserts with compartments specifically designed for jewelry. These inserts keep necklaces separated and prevent them from tangling.
  • Velvet Displays: Velvet jewelry displays with individual slots for necklaces are not only visually appealing but also functional. Each necklace has its designated space, preventing tangles.

Consider Jewelry Rolls for Travel:

  • Jewelry Rolls: When traveling, use jewelry rolls with compartments for necklaces. These rolls keep each necklace chain secure and separate, minimizing the risk of tangling during transit.

Follow Regular Maintenance:

  • Rotate Necklaces: Periodically rotate your necklaces, even if you have favorites. This helps prevent them from staying in one position for too long and reduces the likelihood of knots forming.
  • Untangle Immediately: If you notice a necklace starting to tangle, address it immediately. The longer you wait, the tighter the knots may become, making it more difficult to untangle the necklace later.

By following these tips and incorporating them into your jewelry storage routine, you can significantly reduce the chances of your necklaces getting tangled making it so you can enjoy your jewelry collection tangle-free for years to come.