Following is a guest post by The Real Thing With The Coake Family ~ enjoy!!
With so many people making New Year’s resolutions this time of year, I wanted to share a super simple and inexpensive organizing tip with you today.
This project took me maybe 10 to 15 minutes to complete and has helped keep my girls bathroom better organized.
When we took a trip to IKEA, I found this Kuisner organizer for $3.99. I wasn’t sure what it would be used for, but I thought it might come in handy and for only $4, why not pick it up and figure it out later, right?!
I found my use for it, organizing all my girls hair clips, bows and headbands. I have tried a few different ways of organizing their clips, bows and headbands and none have worked so that the girls saw them, used them and could actually manage to put them away. If you don’t have an IKEA handy to you, you could easily use a over the door plastic shoe holder. If you are using the plastic shoe holder, you can cut it to the length you need/want for the amount of clips and space you have.
Mr. T, my husband, hung this up for me in their bathroom. The colors aren’t exactly the same as the colors in the bathroom, but it does have the one green section that sort of goes with the wall color. The girls also have bathrobes that are the color of the organizer, so it all blends together even though the main colors are the green and pink.
As you can see above, we have used the pockets to hold the head bands and the clips/bows. The girls are able to clip the smaller hair clips onto the tops of the pockets.
I love that it is easy to see what we have and easy for the girls to find what they want. They also seem to be able to put things back where they belong thus far.
Of course this isn’t everything we have. In one of the bathroom drawers, we have our small clips and hair bands along with two headbands that were ‘too special’ or might get smashed in the organizer.
We started with this set up…I’m showing you it even though we changed it a little bit because it shows the full picture of the drawer with the headbands and the container with the ponytail holders.
Here is what we settled on. The brushes/combs have their own space, with containers for the ponytail holders, elastic bands and the small clips. This drawer does not look quite this neat on a daily basis, but overall the girls are able to keep up with it in a way that we can find what we need.
There you have it. A simple and inexpensive way to organize all those hair clips, bows, headbands, etc in a way that the kids are able to see them and put them back where they go. Love it!
K Coake is a stay at home mom to two cuties who are 10 and 6. She loves running, reading, scrapbooking, Starbucks, hiking, cooking, picnics, pretending to be crafty, and having fun with her family. She blogs at The Real Thing with the Coake Family about family fun, organizing, cooking, crafts, and all manner of fun things usually with a tutorial because she loves a good tutorial!
She recently blogged about a fun family New Year’s Eve celebration idea: Family New Year’s Eve
She also recently made these personalized etched glass pans as gifts: Homemade Christmas Gifts ~ Etched Glass Pans
She made these cute and easy to make reversible wrap skirts for her daughters American Girl dolls: Free Doll Clothes Pattern: Holiday Reversible Wrap Skirt
You can also learn more about KC and her blog by visiting her recent post of the top 12 post for 2012: Your 12 Favorite Posts in 2012
What are some ways YOU stay organized??
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