Can't go a day without rocking jewelry? If yes, then there is no doubt your collection is among your most treasured possessions. There is also no doubt you have the most exquisite pieces, and you will, at any given time, go the extra mile to ensure they are in good condition. That is why I put together ingenious jewelry hacks to make your life as a jewelry lover a breeze.
You No Longer Have to Buy a Jewelry Cleaner
We know you treasure that beautiful gold necklace your boyfriend got you on your anniversary and that you’ll buy the best jewelry cleaner there is to maintain its luster. But why spend your hard-earned money on a jewelry cleaner when you can make one at home?
Have no idea how to do so? Mix 2 tbsp. of water with a ¼ cup of baking soda and use a damp sponge to wipe the jewelry. Rinse, dry, and voila! Your golden necklace is as good as new. However, note that this solution is only ideal for solid metal jewelry such as gold and silver.
If you have pearls or crystal jewelry you'd like to clean, then get your toothpaste, smear a bit of it on them, wait for a few minutes, rinse, and you'll have yourself a set of shiny pearls, crystals, or stones. Toothpaste is an ideal cleaning agent for any jewelry.
No More Tangled Chains
We’ve all had this scenario — you put your chain in your organizer only to find it tangled when you want to wear it. This can be pretty irritating if you are in a hurry.
But stress no more because baby powder saves the day. Sprinkle a little baby powder into the knot and gently pull it to loosen. Be careful not to use too much powder as you'll end up with a cleaning job. Also, pull gently to avoid damaging your valuable chain.
Chalk it Up
Silver jewelry tends to tarnish fast due to moisture. This leaves you with a lot of work as you have to polish it continually. But not anymore. Take a piece of chalk (yes, ordinary chalk) and wrap it in a bit of gauze. Put it in your jewelry box alongside your beautiful silver collection. The chalk absorbs the moisture, and you never have to worry about your silver collection losing its shine.
Just dropped a pair of your favorite earrings on your fluffy carpet, and now you can't find them? Fret not because a vacuum cleaner is all you need. Use a rubber band to secure a nylon stocking over the pipe and vacuum away. Your precious earrings will be vacuumed, but the stocking will trap them. This hack can help you find any jewelry.
Wear Your Bracelet Yourself
Handmade bracelets are cute, but they can prove to be pretty stressful to wear. This means that most of the time, you have to call someone else to help you fasten. But not anymore. The next time your bracelet proves challenging to fasten, take a paperclip, unfold it, so it's shaped like an S and hook one end to the bracelet. Use the other end of the paperclip to hold the bracelet steady until you are done fastening.