What is the best way to store crystals? Learn how to organise and store your healing crystals and tumble stones when not in use.
Although I love to have my crystals out on display, it is not always possible to have everything out. Especially as your collection grows…
Storing crystals keeps them free of dust, sunlight and is the safest way to keep crystals from getting damaged.
If you keep small, large, polished and unpolished crystals together they can scratch and chip. When storing crystals they are also shielded from other energies in the environment. It also makes it a lot easier to find what you are looking for!
The first thing you want to do is decide how you are going to organise your crystals. There are many ways your crystals can be divided so I am going to list the main ways you could separate your crystals.
A combination of these methods should work for different people and different crystal collections. There is no one size fits all. I will show you some examples of my own personal collection.
First you want to make sure your crystals are separated into the main groups below. Then depending on how many crystals you have you can further divide the main groups of crystals up into smaller groups.
Main Groups To Separate Crystals:
Very Fragile Crystals
Different Ways To Organise These Main Groups:
Small, Medium & Large Crystals
Types of Crystal
So now that you have some ideas about how to organise your crystals, lets look at the different ways to store crystals. With a few tips and tricks from me!
Bags & Pouches
You can get drawstring bags and pouches made of velvet, cloth or leather. The thicker the material the more protective it is. I would avoid those Organza Bags with the nesh material as they will not protect a thing! Drawstring bags are best for storing small groups of crystals such as those for a Crystal Grid, your Chakra Crystal Set or organizing crystals by colour or type.
They are better for Tumble Stones or medium sized Crystal Points. The other downside of drawstring bags is that you can’t see inside the bags so you will have to remember how you organised them.
Small Chests & Boxes
You can use a jewellery box which already comes with sub dividing sections and may be lined. Also try any type of wooden trinket box. I use a few wooden chests for my medium sized Tumble Stones and carved crystals such as Crystal Skulls.
You can get really nice hand carved nested wooden boxes to store crystals. I have a few wooden Tree of Life chests which you may have spotted in my photos. They are similar to this Tree of Life Chest on Amazon.
Drawers & Chests of Drawers
You may already have storage in the form of chests of drawers. What is good about drawers is that they have the more space to lay your crystals out. You can divide your collection up so crystals are easy to find plus the space allows for storing of your more fragile crystals.
I got a small chest of drawers which was lined with velvet for most my crystals. Over time I began to organise each drawer with small gift boxes I kept (See photos).
TIP: Ask your family and friends to save you the gift boxes from jewellery, crystals and other small items.
I just add in these card boxes and sub divide some larger boxes later. This way I can separate different types of crystals and protect the most fragile. Some come with a cotton wool layer which protects and stops movement. What is also good about this tip is that I can customise it for my needs and change this around as my collection grows or changes.
You may find some rustic chests of drawers in somewhere that sells handmade items or antiques. Like these small handmade wooden Mandala Drawers, suitable for smaller collections of crystals.
I got my five drawer organiser from a craft store years ago, but you can also find good ones online. I found this Five Drawer Storage Chest on Amazon. They are made for jewellery so you already have dividers to get you started.
Hopefully that has given you some ideas and inspiration to store crystals. How do you store your crystals? I would love to hear from you in the comments below (Please keep any questions you have on topic if you want a response).
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