In the same vein as Monday’s post on using a spare handbag strap for your camera, here’s another super easy project you can accomplish in five minutes using materials you have on hand.

One of the biggest challenges in my studio is how to display and store accessories. Sure, I could throw everything in the abyss back of my closet — but then I find myself wearing the same baubles and bags day in and day out. Instead I want everything on display and neatly organized. The other day I thought, why not “file” my clutches the same way you’d sort your mail?

First I cut cardboard to place inside each clutch to help them hold their shape. (Same idea as storing a water bottle in your riding boots!) Some of my leather clutches were too floppy to stand upright so the cardboard was a necessary addition.

Next I went to the Container Store in search of a pretty letter sorter. Most people probably already own one but for $6 I found a pretty acrylic version. Sold! I was overly excited to get home and tuck my clutches into their new home.

Et voilà! They’re completely organized and in plain view so I actually remember what I own. I even have a couple empty slots which I may or may not use as justification for adding a few new clutches to the rotation 😉 P.S. These ones are American Apparel, Clare Vivier, Persifor, and K. Slademade

What do you think? I can’t say it’s life-changing but I’m all about an easy project that makes me feel just a teensy bit more organized!

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  1. I took just a brief moment and looked at your website, and i did fined that your style is unique and for anyone I also like the way you organize . That is style I will visit agan

    Thank You
    Lavera Holmrs

  2. Wow what a great idea!!! Wish I had thought of this! I’ve always had problems figuring out how to store my clutches…especially since they don’t have straps to hang them on! I am definitely going to use this in the future. Thanks 🙂

  3. Great idea! My clutches are stuffed in a picnic basket which I have to take out and empty every time I need to use one. I do prefer my accessories to be on display!

  4. Great idea!! I’m most likely moving into a tiny studio next week (ahhhhh!!!) and I’m looking for any and all tips to help me stay organized in such a small space.

    I can’t wait for your home tour! and to shamelessly copy your studio ideas for arrangement and division… 😉

  5. I have all of my clutches lined up on a shelf in my closet, but I love the idea of using a letter sorter to keep them from all being squished together! Thanks for the tip! 🙂