A ridiculously simple to way to store your necklaces that prevents tangles

Finally a good use for plastic drinking straws!

We all them… stashed in the cubbyhole of our car, or in the dreaded kitchen drawer where everything ‘else’ gets shoved into.  But no matter where they are gathering dust, here is the best use for your plastic straws!  

Please DO NOT go out and purchase or ask your local eatery for  plastic straws to do this.  Search for the one’s that you already have, and use them 🙂

How to:

Unclasp the two ends of your necklace. Hold a drinking straw vertically, and drop the smaller end of your necklace clasp down through the straw. When the necklace comes out through the bottom of the straw, reconnect the two ends of your necklace.

  • This method may work best with thinner necklaces, and necklaces that don’t have an attached and immovable pendant in the center of the chain. The pendant will not be able to fit through the straw.
  • If your necklace has an immovable pendant, consider cutting the straw in half, threading one chain on the side of the pendant through the straw.

Food for thought...

Plastic straws and other single-use plastics are a non-essential part of our life. Yet, they cause so much damage to the environment. The simplest way to reduce plastic pollution is to reject the use of single-use plastics, like straws.
 
Most plastic straws are not biodegradable and cannot be broken down naturally by bacteria and other decomposers into non-toxic materials. … Most plastic straws simply break into ever-smaller particles, releasing chemicals into the soil, air, and water that are harmful to animals, plants, people, and the environment.  For plastic straws, disposable diapers, and Styrofoam, decomposition can take about 500 years!
 
The equivalent of FIVE grocery bags of plastic trash for every foot of coastline spills into the oceans annually.
 
Over 1 million marine animals (including mammals, fish, sharks,turtles, and birds) are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. Currently, it is estimated that there are 100 million tons of plastic in oceans around the world.
REFERENCES:
Info on plastic: Google Search
1.  https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/no-straw-please
2. Video source:  https://www.wikihow.com/Untangle-Necklaces