Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Simple & Stylish Way to Organize Hair Accessories

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Moms of little girls, raise your hands if you are constantly finding elastics, bobby pins, hair clips, and other tiny hair paraphernalia everywhere! 

Goodness gracious, I always knew that a little girl would be more high maintenance than having a little boy, but nothing could have prepared me for the sheer volume of hair accessories that little girls have.  (Although you would think that I would know since I am a girl.)

Olivia has been sporting hair accessories since the day she was born, and in the beginning it was pretty simple – she either wore an elastic headband or a bow.  Easy peasy.  To keep those in check I made this organizer to wrangle all of them, and that was sufficient for the first couple of years of her life. 

However, as her hair grew longer, her hair accessory collection grew bigger and the bow organizer alone was no longer cutting it.  With all of that extra hair came tiny elastics, medium elastics, bobby pins, head bands, and other various clips and hair ties, so it was time to come up with something else.




Some of you may remember that I was longing for a tiered-tray back at the beginning of the year, and I finally found and purchased the perfect one on Amazon with my gift cards leftover from Christmas. 

Well guess what?  That item that you see listed there?  When you purchase it, you actually get two of them.  Yes, you get two of those two-tiered trays that you see pictured.  I had no clue that was the case until they showed up at my doorstep, but I sure was excited!  I still can't find anything on the website that says there are two of them, so I have no clue if it was a fluke or what!  

I purchased the original tray to use in our kitchen, so when I found out that I had actually received two, I knew that the second one would be perfect to use in Olivia’s room to hold her ever-growing hair accessory collection.



I knew that I wanted all of the different types of elastics and clips to be separated, so I set out to find some kind of containers to separate them. 

These glass jars from Hobby Lobby ended up being the perfect fit.  I found that six of them nearly fill up the bottom tier without wasting any space, and they are the perfect size to hold small things.  I also like that you can see through them… that makes it easy for Olivia to see which jar to pull from since she can’t see over the tops of them.  These would also be a great option.



We are currently using them to store the following:

Big elastics - we like the Goody Ouchless ones


Small elastics - we like these because her hair is so fine


Snap hair clips - we love these


Scrunchies


Elastic hair bands


Chap Stick


Yes, I know that Chap Stick isn’t a hair accessory, but she had one jar that was left empty so until we have something hair-related to put in there we are keeping her ever-growing Chap Stick collection in there.  ;o)

The top tier holds her hard head bands, and it also serves as a resting place for her brush, which I also cannot rave about enough!  What did we ever do without the Wet Brush



The best part about the tray is that it is extremely versatile so we can change it up and customize it to our needs as she gets older.  And when she no longer needs it for her hair accessories, she can use it for something else – makeup, trinkets, little picture frames, school supplies… the possibilities are endless!  





And to see how I'm using my second tray (the one that I bought for the kitchen originally) here it is!  Right now it's holding my Gulp mug (a Marshall's special), a couple of other mugs, my fake succulent, my favorite candle, and our collection of shells that the kids have brought home on all of our beach trips.  Isn't it cute?


What unique storage system are you using to store your little one’s hair accessories?


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36 comments:

  1. You are the tier and organizational queen!!! LOVE!! Those little jars are absolutely perfect and you are brilliant!!! Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you!! I do love how it turned out! And it's also nice because Olivia can easily see and reach everything.

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  2. Cute setup! No hair ties and bows need in this house but I love how you organized it and makes it super easy to find what you're looking for!! love that tray!

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  3. I love that tray, too! Super cute idea to store little girl stuff on it!

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  4. I love this! I have been trying to figure out some sort of way to organize Emmy's hair stuff since we have redone a few things and this is perfect. I think we will run to Hobby Lobby today. Ha ha!

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  5. Lindsay! That's genius!! I'm totally going to do that for either both girls rooms or at least one!

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  6. Such a cute way to organize stuff so you can actually find it when you need it. #Thestruggleisreal

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  7. When you asked that first question in this post, I was jumping up and down raising my hand SO high! I actually just organized my bathroom drawers and their girls' bathrooms drawers this weekend because the hair accessories had gotten out of hand! Cute way to organize!

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  8. OMG this is the most adorable idea ever!!!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  9. So cute and fun that you received 2 trays! Going to check these out :)

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  10. I love those trays. So smart to use one for hair accessories! Gabbie is always changing how she stores her hair things and I still find them all over the house!

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  11. I have these same trays and I got 2, as well! What a great idea to store hair accessories! I may just have to steal this idea~

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  12. This is such a great idea! That's awesome that you got two from Amazon! We love the Wet Brush- Garnier Fructis 10-in-1 spray is super great to help spray out tangles, too!

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  13. Love love love that tray! And the jars look perfect on it. Great storage idea, friend.

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  14. That's super cute! Between my two girls, we probably have thousands of hair accessories. I love finding new ways to keep them organized!

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  15. This is awesome. I'm going to have to share with my friends who have little girls.

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  16. I love this! What a great idea for hair accessories and it's super cute too. Beautifully Candid

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  17. At $60, I love that you could possibly get two!! That makes them a pretty awesome price.

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  18. Ummm....sooooo....I'm toooootally doing this!!!! Eliza's hair accessories have gone wild!! I was just thinking about how to remedy this issue! Thanks, girl! Great job!

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  19. Love this! I have a pretty good system for Sadie's current collection but as it grows may need something more structured. And I LOVE the wet brush!!

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  20. This is such a great idea!! I use a lot of wall hangings for Lilli's hair accessories. We clip bows/hang headbands on wall decorations all the time!

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  21. What a neat idea! :)

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  22. Totally makes sense! Great hair organizer - my crafting friend does something similar with her buttons, etc.
    Would love to have you come share at Reader Tip Tuesday: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/22/reader-tip-tuesday-party-crafts-recipes/ It's a GREAT organization tip & I'd love to have you at the party...love supporting each other. xo

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    1. Yes, this would definitely work well with crafting supplies. Thank you so much for inviting me, Jodie, I just linked up! Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. That stand is great and how nice that there are two. The jars are such a great touch! I need to do something like this with my daughter's hair stuff. How handy! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. How cute! I love the idea...I'm just not sure my kids would actually keep it organized! 😂

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    1. Haha. Yeah, so true! I'll have to make sure that I train her well. ;o)

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  25. What a pretty way to organize all of those hair accessories!

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  26. I've been trying to think of a way to organize my granddaughters hair accessories at my house. I really like this idea and love the tiered tray you chose! Thank you for sharing at Party in Your PJs! Pinned and shared.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you so much for pinning and sharing!

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