Hi Everyone! I have a wonderful guest post here on my blog today. We could all use help and advice to get our lives, homes, closets, etc better organized. I know that I can use all the help that is out there because it’s an area that I lack skills in. Not gonna lie here! Anna (my guest blogger) is here to teach us budget friendly way to organize hair accessories. Please read her recommendations and leave her a comment below.
Chances are every woman or girl (especially those with long hair) is in possession of a million tiny hair accessories and products. But sadly in most cases you have so many hair ties and pins that chaos is ruling over your entire dressing table’s top. Of coarse, this hinders you from finding your favourite hair band or bow. In many cases you cannot get your hands on a single pin though you know perfectly well you possess hundreds of those. Why? Because most of them are rolling on the floor below your table. What do you do? You end up buying new ones. Well, why not save a few extra bucks by organising your hair accessories in a budget-friendly way?
Begin by collecting all your hair accessories to determine what you should actually keep. Products or accessories which are out of date or damaged do not belong on your dressing table so and so. Stretched out elastic bands and hair ties will fail to serve their purpose so why keep them? Call your girlfriends if you feel like you need some additional help. Together you can go through all accessories, select those which are out of style or broken and get rid of them. Once you’re done with that you can proceed to your budget-friendly organisation.
No, we don’t mean in the conventional way, that is for styling your hair. You most likely have a bottle of hair spray on your dressing table so and so. Take advantage of the fact and use it to store your hair ties. All you have to do is place the ties around the base of the bottle and you’re good to go. You can also organise them according to their colour but there’s one disadvantage to this method – you’d have to remove all the pink ties in order to get to the blue ones for instance. But either way it would be much easier for you to find them. At least you know where they actually are…
Magnet for Pins
There’s probably a magnet somewhere in your house. Even if that’s not the case, it would be more budget-friendly to invest in buying one instead of rushing to the accessories store to buy a new set of pins every week. Once you get the magnet, all you have to do is stick it somewhere around your dressing table. If the mirror’s frame is metal, that’s the perfect spot for your tiny magnet. Attach all bobby pins to the magnet and you won’t be visiting the store for a new set any time soon.
Craft boxes are perfect for storing all kinds of jewellery and tiny accessories. Most boxes are divided into a number of small compartments and that makes them suitable for the purpose. The more compact the box is, the better as you can place it directly on top of your dressing table, simply open the lid and find whatever you’re looking for. Collect all accessories you possess and sort them out according to their type, colour or size. Then all you have to do is put one type of hair pins in one compartment of the box, your rubber ties in another and the cotton ones in a third section. Trust us, do this and you won’t buy new accessories for quite a while.
Neck-ties or Belts
Got any old belts you don’t intend to use any longer? Or maybe your father or husband has several faded neck-ties he’s about to throw away? Good news is you can use those to organise you hair clips and bows. Take a tie, create a loop and secure it with a safety-pin. Once you do that, you can hang the tie somewhere on your dressing table. Then simply organise your hair clips according to their colour and clip them on the tie. For bows without clips you can simply use a few more safety or bobby pins.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Your hair accessories require a clean every now and then, especially when fabric hair ties are concerned. As most of them are very tiny, we suggest you wash them by hand in your bathroom’s sink. It would be best to use soft liquid soap or shampoo for the purpose, it will suffice to remove the grime collected over time. However, it’s advisable to avoid soaking them in hot water as this may damage the elastic inside. As for your pins and hair clips, cleaning is easier there. Put them in a container with a lid, pour hot water and some shampoo and shake well. This should do the trick. For your own convenience you can place two small containers on your dressing table – one for the clean accessories and one for the dirty ones.
As you can see with a little ingenuity you won’t have to visit the accessories store quite as often as you used to. Which automatically means you’d save an impressive amount of money to spend on something more meaningful than another set of pins or rubber ties. Not to mention you’d be able to find everything with ease!
The article is contributed by Anna Aamone who runs TenancyCleaners Paddington
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Maylee Robbins says
I love the idea of putting your hair ties on your hair spray can! Very creative! In the past, I have experimented with putting all my hair ties all on the same cardboard sheet and putting them all on a carabiner. I like how when you use the hairspray can as a hair tie holder, you can have two important uses for one thing. The only downside is that when the hairspray runs out, you have to move all the hair ties over to your new can.