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Use a Screen for an Earring Holder

It works - and it's pretty, too

I love earrings. Love them! And as anyone who has a lot of earrings can tell you, it can be hard to keep them neatly, especially in a way that doesn't take up a lot of room on a crowded bureau top.

A few years ago, I came up with a great idea. I got one of those window-insert screens, the kind that slides apart to fill the open space in the window, and I hung it on the wall, and hung my earrings from it.

It makes me happy every morning. I love being able to find my earrings, and I really like the way they look up there on the wall. And yes, I've hung my few necklaces up there, too.

I bet Montville Patch readers have hundreds of ideas about things like this that you've come up with to make life easier. Please share them! Upload them to this column, or email them to me - with a photo, please!! - at carrie.jacobson@patch.com

If we all share these, how great would that be?

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