If you're anything like us, you've probably purchased a pack of hair ties or bobby pins, only for them to vanish within a week. We like to imagine that there is a special place where all misplaced hair accessories go to. With the help of these innovative ideas, you can hold onto your elastics for longer. Let's get into it.
Creative Ways to Store Your Hair Accessories
Hair accessories seem to have a mind of their own. When you're not looking for them, you always find them on the vanity or the floor but when you need them, they've disappeared. You won't need to dig through your drawers anymore thanks to these innovative yet simple ideas for organizing your hair accessories.
1) Use a Paper Clips Holder
To keep your bobby pins in place, use a paper clip holder. The magnetic opening makes them incredibly convenient to grab bobby pins and prevents the mess in your bathroom drawer. If you don't have a paper clip holder, use a magnetic strip instead. It uses the same science.
2) Use a Carabiner
Carabiners are great hair tie holders. Simply connect all of your hair ties to one to keep them all together. Additionally, because they are all connected by hooks, you can hang the carabiner someplace where you won't lose it, like a towel rack.
3) Old Tic Tac boxes
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Have you considered storing your bobby pins in old tic tac containers? These guys are ideal for placing in handbags, purses, or even in the consoles of cars. They make excellent small, portable holders when you're out and about.
4) Use Glass Vases
Short glass vases are great for organizing hair bands, hair clips, and hair elastics. The transparent exterior makes it easy to find what you're looking for without having to rummage through the mess. You can take it a step further by putting name tags on the vases and using colorful washi tape.
5) Use Storage Boxes to Organize Hair Clips
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Hair accessories can be organized quickly and effectively by using clear storage containers. Sort and organize your accessories in a few storage bins to find them easily.
6) Use Color-Coordinated Jars
Using color-coordinated boxes is not just great for organizing your kid's toys but also great for organizing hair accessories. You can find smaller versions of these boxes at a dollar store near you. They are great for young girls (and their mothers) that enjoy matching their hair accessories to their attire.
7) Make a Hair Tie Organizer Out of a Used Toilet Paper Roll
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Don't ditch the roll after you're done using the toilet paper. Instead, you can transform it into a cute DIY hair tie organizer. You can either roll all your hair ties directly on the roll or embellish the roll with wrapping paper that complements your room.
8) Transform an Ordinary Frame into A Hair Bow Holder
Instead of your most recent family photo, add some vibrant and colorful paper and hair bows that you can snap into your new frame. You can also use the frame to hang necklaces and earrings.
9) Sort Small Elastics Into a Pill Container
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Pill boxes are not just for pills. Anyone who uses tiny elastic hair bands is aware that they are more difficult to locate than regular hair ties. Using a plastic pill container is an excellent method to keep them sorted and segregated by size or color.
10) Use Shower Curtain Rings
Hair elastics can be easily held in large quantities on a shower curtain ring. Save a handful of the rings for the next time you replace that curtain. Or why not get a fresh set?
11) Use a Matchbox
There's nothing worse than having a bobby pin emergency while you're out. We have a quick fix that only requires a matchbox to keep all of your bobby pins in one place. Empty one out, decorate the outside, and pack it full of bobby pins, then put it in your purse. You can have different boxes for each purse so that you always have a bobby pin on hand.
12) Empty Candle Jar
If you have any empty candle jars lying around, get rid of the wax and put the jars to new use. You can store all of your hair elastics in the bigger jars, while the smaller candle jars are perfect for holding bobby pins and wrapping hair ties around.
Tips For Decluttering Hair Accessories
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The first step is to gather up all of your hair accessories in one place. This may entail searching the house for stray bobby pins and ponytail holders in your kid's bathroom drawer or dresser drawer.
You need to compile all the accessories and determine how much you have and how much storage space you may need.
The following items should be eliminated:
- Anything broken or damaged (storing broken hair ties or clips that have snapped or are ready to snap is pointless)
- Anything that you or your little girl has outgrown (such as baby ribbons and toddler headbands that no longer fit a child's head, etc.).
- Items that you no longer appreciate because your style or color preferences have changed.
- Accessories for your hair that didn't hold it in place or style it the way you thought it would.
Getting rid of these useless hair products will prevent the feeling that your bathroom or bedroom is overcrowded and cluttered.
There you have it. 12 creative ways for organizing and arranging hair accessories. And while we're on the topic of hair accessories, do check out Burlyband's hair ties. These hair ties won't let you down. They are built to last and are suitable for all hair types.