Finding easy-to-implement, attractive, and well-priced organizational solutions is a never-ending goal of mine. Recently, I decided to tackle a problem moms-of-girls know well: an ever-growing excess of hair accessories that, more often than not, just end up in one large, tangled pile in a basket. I posted a “before” photo on Instagram that gives you a fairly good idea of the issue, and I decided, once and for all, that I needed a better solution.
When I discovered Creative Options line of storage products (easily found at Hobby Lobby and Joanns), I knew I had my solution. Their Large Rack System is the perfect organization solution to my daughter’s plethora of bows, headbands, elastics, and clips.
The compartments, easily configured to a variety of sizes, effortlessly organize the various hair accessories that would otherwise get lost in a basket or drawer. We used one compartment for elastics, small bows and stretchy headbands, another compartment for larger headbands, and third for larger bows and clips.
In the generously-sized top compartment, we keep brushes, belts, special accessories and homemade detangler spray (simply mix 1 c. warm water + 1 tbsp. conditioner + a few drops essential oils, if desired).
My little one loves helping to choose her own hair accessories in the morning, and having them well-organized makes it so easy for her to choose what she’d like in her hair each day.
To add a bit of flair and girly fun to our Creative Options System, I took lengths of ribbon and tied square knots around the handle. Such a quick and easy way to add a bit of inexpensive and colorful customization!
I think a Creative Options organizer would be great as a portable homework station or to help organize small toys. I’d also love to use one to make a fun back-to-school gift for my childrens’ teachers!
I’d love to know: how would YOU use a Creative Options System to help organize your home and life?