There has been many a morning when I am dressed and ready to walk out the door, except for my earrings. I dash into my room with my daughter toddler-marching behind me, and flip open the lip to my jewelry box to grab a pair of earrings to wear for the day. Almost instantly, I find the first one. Then I paw through my disorganized mish-mash of earrings for 5 minutes, frantically trying to find the second one. Sound familiar? Here is a solution to save you time and frustration...and possibly the destruction that is the result of a bored toddler waiting on you: fasten them together when you take them off at the end of the day. It's easy with studs - just put the back on the post of one then with the other post, stick it through the loop of one back and fasten.
With fish hook earrings, you will want to buy some plastic earring backs at the craft store. I wear these with all my fish-hook earrings since they seem to work themselves out during the day. Put the plastic back on one hook. With the other hook, find that little loop at the bottom, stick the end through and put the other plastic back on.
And there you have it. No more time wasted trying to find the mate to your earring.