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Thursday, March 24, 2011


Assistant fashion editor Erica Milano has a cool storage tip for us today. -- AP

Thanks, Anastasia! How many of you have dealt with necklace chain tangle? You know what I mean. All those fine chains that no matter how carefully you lay them out in your jewelry box or drawer somehow manage to get all tangled up in each other. It’s almost as if there’s an evil necklace elf who sneaks into our jewelry boxes when we’re not looking and deliberately tangles and knots together all our chains.

Well, here’s a great tip for ridding yourself of that evil elf. Feed each necklace chain through a drinking straw and fasten before storing. Voila! No more tangles.

Great suggestion, Erica! I tried this, and it really works. Readers, if you have a tip you think others would be interested in, why not share it with us? 
Post a comment to enter the drawing for a chance to win a book from our Friday Book Club guest author. -- AP

1 comment:

Kathy said...

What an excellent suggestion. I spent half a day once trying to untangle a ball of necklaces to get the one I wanted to wear. The necklaces won. I gave up.