I spent most of last night and this morning beginning to clean out my stash of jewelry. Probably two-thirds of my collection is fashion jewelry. The other third is mostly sterling silver with some 14k gold. I have one 18k piece, my wedding ring, which was upgraded as a 25 wedding anniversary gift.
I've been frustrated with my jewelry for years. The big problem is it's not in one place. It's stuffed in two areas of my clothes closet, a dresser, and a jewelry cabinet. As a result, I can never easily see or remember all the pieces I have and just end up rotating a small percentage. My current goal is to get down to just two storage locations. I'm unable to consolidate into one due to space restraints.
The first step is to get rid of pieces I no longer like or will never wear again. This is easiest to do with fashion jewelry, which has no real monetary value. And since the fashion jewelry takes up the most room, it's the best place to start anyway.
So far, I have one large Ziploc bag full of jewelry for the next charity that calls. It's a small dent, but at least it's a start.