Monday, June 28

Organize Hair Accessories - Without Buying a Thing!

Here's a short and sweet post for you:

My current Bugalug Baby Review and Giveaway got me thinking about all of the hair stuff in my home. My girls have a ton of hair accessories, and I thought I had wisely organized them by type (barrettes, hairbands, ponytail holders, etc.) I realized that this system wasn't working well, so I switched things up. A look at my cluttered container before:

I decided it would be much more efficient to sort by colour into sandwich bags. That way, I can take a look at what Frannie or Maggie is wearing, grab the right baggie, and choose the accessory. (I could have used any number of different small storage containers, but baggies are cheap, plus they were already in my kitchen the day I decided to tackle this oh-so-important project. I'm not exactly a patient person.)

Once everything was sorted, I put the baggies back in to the same little tub I had been using, and presto, I was done! I told you, short and sweet. Man, I feel so much better now. And you can do it too!

Yes, things like this seriously make me happy. I'm not expecting many comments on this post, earth-shattering as it may be. Except perhaps an occasional sympathy note.


Anonymous said...

Hey I totally get your need for organization as I too find myself getting excited when a good idea comes together! I just might try this with my crazy bin of hair accessories for my 2 girls!
Thanks Kate!
Krista S.

Ms Bibi said...

That is an awesome idea. I don't have girls, but my 3 nieces have their stuff all over the bathroom and their bedrooms. They can never find anything. I need to go over and help them organize it.

Cameron said...

This is such a great idea!! I love that you organized by color! I am an organizing junkie & everything in my house is organized by color! My closet especially. Thanks for this idea! I know when my daughter is older, I'll need to use things like this!!

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KL said...

This is a great time saving idea, and am sure the girls will like helping to pick out their 'colours' for the day!

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Debbi said...

I'm always up for a simple organizing tool/idea. And using what you have, without spending extra money-- perfect!!

lucy said...

I love this simple and easy way of organizing hair accessories. Thank you for sharing this idea with us. =)