This Works for Me Wednesday is the Greatest Hits Edition over at Rocks in My Dryer. My "greatest" WFMW post would have to be Organizing Little Girls' Hair Accessories posted last October. I usually get a hit on that post at least once a day from google searches. It has definitely brought in the most traffic, although I think my most recent post on Organizing Games and Puzzles will eventually overtake it in popularity. If you were hoping for something new, check out my post on How to Be Happy and Improve Your Marriage. I've discovered something small that has changed my life and my marriage, and I know it can help you with yours.
In the meantime, on to the
re-run greatest hit:
If you have little girls in your home, you have probably amassed a collection of what my daughter calls "pretties"...miscellaneous hair bows, pony tail holders, scrunchies, barrettes, hair clips, etc. After a long time of scavenging for just ONE matching set of pretties (ANY set!) in drawers, baskets, sandwich baggies, etc., I finally decided I needed a solution.
A quick trip to the local home improvement store produced several possibilities: a myriad of plastic storage boxes, intended for use in sorting tackle, hardware, or craft supplies. I have two different boxes now: one is clear, with no handle, and larger clasps, which is the type mostly used for craft supplies, and this is what I use this for my daughter's "pretties". The other one I have is more of a tackle/hardware sorter, which has a clear top and a handle, and that is used for my own hair accessories. Both boxes have adjustable compartment walls, which allows extra room for bows, or less room for hair clips. For puffier hair bows, you might need a larger, deeper box.
I would have liked to include a picture of the actual box I have, and how I have the hair accessories arranged, but my digital camera card is missing. So instead I added a picture of a similar box, available at Home Depot.
Before I place a set of barrettes or clips in the box, I clip each set together, so they don't get separated. The nice thing about the box is it keeps them all in one place, and I can easily send a child to the bathroom and have them bring back a brush and the whole "pretties" box, rather than let them paw through it, making a mess and not finding what I asked them for.
It's an inexpensive solution, and it Works For Me!