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Few flaws but still Love Love Love It!
on March 14, 2013
This is an amazing jewelry organizer! It is set up so you can see everything. I have had my jewelry in those clear bead cases for ages, and kept my everyday stuff on a tray on my dresser. I noticed that I completely forgot about all my jewelry when they were in stuffed in the cases. I lost a lot of stuff to from being unorganized. On the overdoor organizer you can really see everything. It holds a big collection of stuff too.
It does have some drawbacks though.
1. If you have a lot of brooches, clip or screw earrings, and large clunky rings then the tray isn't nearly big enough for it all. I hung a little box with handles off the bars on the side to hold my brooches and it works pretty good. I would love it if there was maybe a finger-shape ring attachment in the tray or somewhere for more ring storage as well but that's just a suggestion to the manufacturer.
2. The hooks sitting behind the front T shaped hooks are a little hard to get to, especially if you have a lot of necklaces hanging in the front. It's not impossible but just a little difficult. To get to those necklaces in the back I have to stick one hand through the top and slip one under through the front necklaces to get them off the back hooks. Like I said it isn't impossible just not too convenient. I was thinking that if the sides of the front bars were hinged, then you could open the front bars in the middle to access the back bars easily, they could make a nice magnetic closure in the middle or something like that. I don't know just another suggestion to the manufacturer.
Another thing is when you hang it over the door, there are a few quirks. 3. When over the door, the top hooks are too high. I guess it would depend on your door height, but mine are quite tall so I almost need a stool to reach my jewelry up there. Making extenders to match height would be a good idea. Not too big of a deal though.
4. Also, the opening the door flops your organizer and jewelry all around, so you have to be cautious when opening your door all the time. They do have a spot to screw the organizer to the door, but if you rent or don't want a big hole in your door, then it's still a problem and the jewelry still swings around a bit. However, if you have double doors, it's not a big issue, I put my organizer on my second door, locked it, and use my first door. I really like it cause my jewelry is right there when I walk out so I use it more often. There is also hardware to secure the organizer right to the wall so the swinging door isn't a problem.
5. And lastly, I noticed that I wasn't as comfortable putting my expensive/heirloom jewelry on there. Mostly because of security. I don't want that stuff lost or stolen. I was especially worried when I put the organizer on my swinging door for a few days before I moved it. I now keep a little box for that stuff separately, which I don't love because I really want to keep all my jewelry in one place, it's not that bad though. But that's not really a design flaw though just my personal preference.
Overall, I really like this organizer. It's the best organization/storage system I've had so far for my jewelry. I just keep a nice little travel jewelry case for on the go and I'm set. The only reason I'm not rating it 5 stars is because of the slight issue with reaching the back hooks as well as not enough flat space for clunky items, but those can be easy fixes too I guess. The good definitely outweighs the bad though as I've not really found anything I like much better without paying over $200. Since I put my jewelry on this organizer, I wear much more of my jewelry more often, and find it really simple to put my jewelry away at the end of the night. I love it and actually get excited to accessorize each day. With the slight changes above, it would be my dream jewelry organizer but as it stands it's a pretty dang great one, and I totally suggest it.