Organizing suggestions needed- Kids / Children

Hi. I have 2 girls (6 & 8) and am looking for a way to organize their hair accessories. My 6yr old has a lot of little barrettes, rubberbands and scrunchies. My 8yr old who has very thick hair has the same but in much larger sizes, plus an assortment of headbands. I am hoping to find a way to

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    Hi. I have 2 girls (6 & 8) and am looking for a way to organize their hair accessories. My 6yr old has a lot of little barrettes, rubberbands and scrunchies. My 8yr old who has very thick hair has the same but in much larger sizes, plus an assortment of headbands.

    I am hoping to find a way to organize this stuff that doesn't need a cover. We've been using a tool box/tackle box but they never take the time to actually open the thing and put the items back in. We tried baskets but it was so hard to find what they were looking for as it was all jumbled together.

    Anyone else have any ideas? I'm ready to cut both of their hair and toss the entire bunch of accessories LOL!

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    Re: Organizing suggestions needed


    For barretts, take some yarn, and make a thick braid to hang on the
    wall. Then, you just slide the barretts through some of the yarn.

    For Headbands, hang a looped peice of ribbon on the wall, and just
    slide one side of the head band through it. If you have the cloth
    head bands, or big scrunchies, do the same, but use a safety pin to
    loop the ribbon, then just unpin it to pull one off.

    For hair ties, small clips, little claws, etc, keep using the tackle
    box. But the above idea's should give you some ways to get the
    larger items out of the box.

    I use cookie jars, too. I find those square glass ones with the air
    tight suction lid. One for rubberbands, one for bows or ribbons, one
    for barretts, etc. My older daughter doesn't let me do anything with
    her hair, but my younger daughter has highly unmanagable hair. We
    have to put it back in pony tails on the side or baretts, or it's in
    her face.
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    when my daughter was younger, I used the heads of old dolls, just sew up the neck and tie a string on the top then replace the hair w/ cute loooong braided yard, so it looks like the doll head has long briads, then just clipped the barrets & scrunchies, headbands go on the doll heads... very cute and my daughter always "did her dolly's hair" so I know they always got put away.
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    I use a thread holder that I found in the sewing department at WalMart. It
    hangs on the wall and has these spindles that poke out if the shelves - I just
    slide the scrunchies and pony tail holders on those. She went through and
    separated them into like colors on the spindles last year. It's easy to just
    slide them back on when you're done. I keep her bows in a small rubbermaid type

    box under the counter - the lid opens up in the middle but is attached so we
    don't lose it
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    Can't remember where I saw this (think it was in a magazine), but they suggested using a muffin tin to store elastic bands, bows, barettes, ect.

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    Hello, I use a multi drawer organizer. You can find it in the hardware section of walmart. Normally it is for nails, bolts, and stuff like that. It can sit on a desk, dresser or in the bathroom and has smaller drawers on the top and bigger on the bottom. They are see thru so she can see exactly what is in there before she has to open it. Good luck.
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    Hi Monica, I was thinking maybe clear plastic boxes the ones you reuse or they are, here anyway, 2 for a 1.00 at dollar store. You can see in them and they come in different sizes. Thats how my 14 yr old keeps here "stuff" and her hair is very long. Hope it gives you an ideal anyway. Kim
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    I use small ziplocs to sort them out into and if the kids keep them organized by the end of the week I'd reward them ..

    Just a thought .. I'm a big ziplock for organization fan!

    Will look forward to following your thread ")

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    Well, for the barrettes, I have seen and used the following. The crinkle paper that you can buy and make bows with, you make a pretty bow with it and allow as many tails hanging from the bow as you want - long ones. Then you clip the barrettes on to the tails. You can put certain barrettes on certain tails, etc. Then, they are more in view. You can have a bow for each girl, even have a different colored bow for each girl. You could even have different colored tails for different occasion barrettes, etc.

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    Take a length of ribbon and attach the barrettes to it. Then hang the top from a hook. You can tie a loop in the top of the ribbon or even a knot.

    How about putting the scrunchies and rubberbands in those small plastic "dressers" with the clear drawers that you can find for $5 or less at Target and Wal Mart? They will fit on top of a nightstand or dresser.

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    My daughter & I (both long hairs!) have one of these in the bathroom ... it has 2 shallow drawers & 1 deep one. The 2 shallow drawers have divided areas. Use the top shallow drawer for for my things, she uses the bottom one. The deep drawer is used for other odds & ends.
    Another idea~ I also just bought a covered plastic relish tray for a couple of dollars at Walmart to keep my jewelry & manicure things in, since we have had to seal everything up against bed bugs. It's fairly deep & has 5 separate areas, & a deep lid, too. The tray could be used for the smaller items, & the lid set upside down to use as a container for the larger headbands.


    Even simpler, can the container you are using be left open on the counter? They may be more inclined to drop things in if they don't have to go through all of that hard work of opening a lid! LOL!

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    Re: Organizing suggestions needed


    Hi My name is Barb and an pretty new to the group. I been reading but
    have just stat adding my tricks (shy at 51?)
    I have have always use little barrettes etc and I found that if I used
    and office/drawer organizer and put it either on the top on my vanity
    or in the top most drawer as I use them daily it works the best. No
    opening anything..yes I admit I just toss them in haphazardly but it
    keeps things in the same general area...Thanks to all of you for your
    help.
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