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How do you store hairbands and hair clips?

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southpacific Fri 12-Apr-13 21:30:58

I have 2 dds and a seemingly ever increasing supply of hairbands and clips. They are currently kept in a little box and tipped out each time I do their hair. I know there must be a better way. How and in what do you store the paraphernalia for your dds' hair? TIA

Crocodilehunter Fri 12-Apr-13 22:49:16

I have one of these www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop/home_and_garden/storage_and_shelving/naturalstorage/118929801_seagrass_2_drawer_unit.html?hnav=4294940366
With clips I put them in one of the drawers but in an old cotton bud box so they don't get stuck in the seagrass!
Plenty of room for that kind of storage (keep my rollers in there too smile )

PenguinBear Fri 12-Apr-13 23:15:08

I have a little drawer unit too. We have toomany hair clips and bands etc. I keep all mine in baskets, keeping similar ones together. Will try and remember to take a picture in the morning. I have seen some great ways of displaying them with a long piece of pretty ribbon and all the hair clips attached to it smile

Frikadellen Sat 13-Apr-13 13:13:05

Small wicker backet with a lid here

southpacific Sat 13-Apr-13 21:08:33

Thanks very much crocodile penguin and frika*. Your suggestions look really interesting. Now just have to train everyone to put these items in their new homes.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 13-Apr-13 21:09:17

A big vintage glass jar. So you can see them all !

KatyMac Sat 13-Apr-13 21:09:44

Tool/screw box

Portable with changeable sized compartments

southpacific Sat 13-Apr-13 21:12:10

Thanks very much ken and Katy.

KatyMac Sat 13-Apr-13 21:14:00

like this

Mind you DD has a lot of hair

chickensaladagain Sat 13-Apr-13 21:15:06

Down the back of the sofa, on top of the fridge, at the end of the bath and on the bedstead

Hope that helps wink

SilveryMoon Sat 13-Apr-13 21:15:28

I use a toilet roll tube for hairbands

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 13-Apr-13 21:24:20

Wet bags from changing bags. One for school hair bands and one for weekend hair bands.

ttcnumero3 Sat 13-Apr-13 21:30:59

You're such a clever lot!

(especially you chickensaladagain grin)

HoneyDragon Sat 13-Apr-13 21:32:52

I store them by scattering them liberally around the house, in places they are particularly unlikely to be seen when needed.

Elizabeth22 Sat 13-Apr-13 21:39:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Nagoo Sat 13-Apr-13 21:44:57

in the little tommee tippee pots I used for weaning.

You need a booble plate grin

frangipan Sat 13-Apr-13 21:58:28

haaaaaaaahahaha I remember the booble plate thread with much fondness! It was ace.
I have made one of those ribbon jobbies for hair clips and have a basket for bobbles...........but they are mostly in the places chickensalad mentioned. I may invest in a vintage jar like katymac as a) I like all things vintage and b) being able to see what you want to get at is a great advantage.

A friend of mine has those little wooden drawers from ikea and has them all coloured coded life is too short but she is very organised wink

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 13-Apr-13 22:07:14

It's my vintage jar. <throws booble plate>

Loveleopardprint Sat 13-Apr-13 22:11:23

I got a cheap kitchen roll metal upright stand and I slip all of the hair bands over that.

frangipan Sat 13-Apr-13 22:20:19

apologies kendoddsdadsdog it most definitely IS your vintage jar. In fact I have just found one on the wilkinsosns website that will do the job nicely.

frangipan Sat 13-Apr-13 22:20:56

wilkinsosns???? wherever that it is

MrsHiddleston Sat 13-Apr-13 22:36:25

I saw a pin on pinterest that I thought was pretty clever. All hair bands on a carabiner, like this.

imip Sat 13-Apr-13 22:54:21

4 dds with far too much hair...

Downstairs: in a big Seagrass container in cloakroom toilet. Then also in a little pottery bowl made by one of the dds.

Mid level: elastics in bathroom (I have longish hair also)

Top floor: spread all over floor throughout three bedrooms, under beds, in kids bathroom. Basically, any nook and cranny you could find.

Am willing to discover new and ingenious solutions for more order, but I know the problem is transferring said hair decorations from head to storage container.

AwkwardAnnie Sat 13-Apr-13 23:07:10

I was also going to suggest a carabiner, I've not tried it, but seen it on pinterest and will try it as soon as I remember to buy a carabiner.

In theory we have a pot for slides. Hair bobbles go on the handle of a bell, but taking them off is a pain which is where I hope the carabiner will work.
In reality they're scattered all over the house with concentrations in DD's bedroom, the bathroom and down the back of the sofa. When I tidy I end up with pockets full of them.

I'm considering only ever buying one colour of hair bobbles.

southpacific Sat 13-Apr-13 23:43:57

Glad to hear I'm not the only one with a home festooned with hair related items. Do like the look of the carabiner MrsHiddleston and the idea of the magnetic strip Elizabeth22. Thanks for all suggestions.

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