My sister has a 3 year old daughter, and therefore has a huge plethora of hair accessories. From headbands to little clips with flowers on them, bobby pins, and barrettes to keep her child’s wild hair in place, my sister was constantly misplacing and losing her daughter’s hair things all over the house. She recently came up with a way to organize her daughter’s growing collection of hair accessories, and as a result has readily accessible, wonderfully displayed hair things that she won’t be losing again and are easy to maintain. It works for her, and the easy ways she found to organize her hair accessories can be a great help to anyone.
To organize her hair clips, like barrettes and those popular flower hair clips, and especially bobby pins and those tiny claw clips (I don’t know what to call them but you know what I mean), my sister simply purchased ridged ribbon in a bright color from Wal-Mart. A roll of 2 inch or wider ribbon costs less than $5.00, and the texture is perfect for clipping hair clips and bobby pins to. She simply bought a roll (hers is an adorable blue ribbon with brown polka dots to match her bathroom decor) cut off about 2 feet, and tacked the ribbon lengthwise down to her bathroom wall near her sink. She has all her bobby pins, little clips, and those tiny claw clips on one side of the ribbon (the wider you use, the better) and uses the other lengthy side to clip her larger hair accessories with the flowers and bows to the other side. They are easy to remove as they simply clip to the ribbon, and the adorable display is easily within reach when she has one hand full of toddler and brush.
She advised hanging the ribbon within reach of sitting on the toilet seat while tackling your child’s hair for easy access.
For her headbands she bought one of those accordion-looking coat racks (the cheap ones that hold hats with their little pegs and can be hung on the wall) painted it white and hung it on the wall with tiny carpenter nails above the toilet. She hangs her headbands and the bands that look like giant hair ties on it, and loops her ribbon ties for tying bows in her daughter’s hair over the pegs as well. She bought her little hat rack at the dollar store (score!) and while they can be hung as is, she chose to paint it to make it more appealing in her bathroom. She simply took it outside and spray painted both sides white.
For smaller hair ties and little things like my sister’s own jewelry and those little hair ties with the balls on them, my sister uses a jewelry bead separator box. They can be purchased at any craft store and have the pre-made compartments in a closing box. She takes out a few of the dividers for bigger items and keeps it within reach so she can easily store and retrieve easy-to-lose items.
Great tips that work for her and help her keep her many accessories available. Hope it works for you!