The other day I wrestled with my inner voice of belonging to the frugal moms club. I was in a store shopping and found myself in the hair section. Nothing was needed in this section and as usual I had strayed from my list. Whenever that happens, I am sure to fall off of the frugal moms wagon. As I stood there struggling to ignore the frugal moms voice telling me to keep walking I couldn’t help but see several hair bands and clasps that I would love.
Then, as quick as a flash my mind raced through my overstuffed hair accessory basket at home. The desire to buy more was lost in the fact that I already have a ton of hair bands and clips. In addition to this thought, I know that every time I see the basket I can’t help but think it needs cleaned out and organized.
Sometimes the only thing we need to stop ourselves from buying is to remember what brings us stress. For me, it is the hair basket and my stuff thrown in. There are several ways to combat the hair accessory clutter without spending a lot of money.
Keep Accessories Simple
My first tip is to use a carabiner clasp for hair ties. A carbiner’s are inexpensive and easy to use. They hold several ties at once. When it gets down to two or three left, then go buy another package. Carabiner’s can be bought large or small. Several fit inside of a basket very neatly. Also, they clip on a purse or bag easily for travel.
Another idea is to tie several different ribbons to a coat hanger for hair clips. Utilizing this idea, I would coordinate the ribbons to the colors of the room it will hang in.
Finally, using a silverware drawer from the dollar tree is another inexpensive way frugal moms organize hair barrettes, clips and ties.
Homemade Headband Organizer
Headband organizers can be made out of anything that is a cylinder and fits the size of the headband. I don’t wear a lot of headbands because one they do not fit well, and the other is they give me a headache. But, if I were to organize them I would use an old oatmeal box. The box is cylinder in shape and fits the size of a headband. Pick out a cool piece of fabric you love and grab the hot glue gun.
First outline and cut the fabric. Next, glue it to the oatmeal container. Set the box in a accessible spot to use when needed.
Frugal Moms Claw Clip Holder
A very easy solution for this is a hanger with multiple sections. For example, one that holds multiple pairs of pants. Decorate if necessary or desired. But, I love claw clips especially for summer. These hair holders are easy and make any type of hair look stylish.
Claw clip holders also work by being clipped onto an already existing hair accessory basket. They work well by clipping them around the top edge. In combination with carabiner’s for hair ties, using a basket with holes allows for ribbons to be pulled through works with multiple products in one spot. Goals of frugal moms is saving time and space. One basket holding multiple purposes has to become a goal achievement.
Tin Can Organizers
Another good way to organize hair accessories is to use tin cans. Paint them colors of the room they will be kept in. Then with a decorative paint or chalkboard paint and label them. Use labels that match what hair item they will hold. Little girls will especially love these if they get to pick out the designs. Maybe even make a fun project out of painting the organizers. Small claw clips, hair barrettes, hair ties, ribbons and more can be stored in a decorative tin can. For this project the most expensive part would be time or the paint.
Right now, I am using a basket from Longaberger that I bought many years ago. My goal is to organize my accessories into something more useable that I will love. Part of the frugal life is finding what works at a lower cost. Somehow to me, it doesn’t make sense to spend a lot of money on plastic organizing boxes that are plain.
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