Repurposed: Jewelry Organizer as Hair Notions Organizer

Earlier this week, I spoke of my long, straight hair. As you might imagine, to style such long hair, I have a collection of scrunchies, elastics, clips, etc. But the sheer amount I have is kind of ridiculous.

How ridiculous are we talking? Well, I knocked over my big basket of scrunchies the other day, and they literally covered about 2 square feet of carpet in front of my dresser, with no carpet visible between them. (I should be in “Scrunchie Hoarders Anonymous” or something…XD)

Not to mention that I usually have to dig for several minutes in that basket to find the ONE scrunchie I’m looking for. My organizational skills seemed to have stalled out when it came to sorting out my hair notions–I had no idea what would work best to store all these scrunchies and clips and such, yet keep them all accessible and visible.

…Well, that is, until I found a neat little jewelry organizer which worked great for the purpose.

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This is Walmart’s knockoff of the popular “Little Black Dress” jewelry organizer–this version was about 10 bucks, and as you can see in the picture, all the little pockets are stuffed with elastics and scrunchies. (I told you it was a lot! LOL!)

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On the back of the “dress,” you can see I’ve hung all my hair clips and other hard-plastic notions. (Getting those big clips to behave properly on those Velcro strips wasn’t easy, but I did it!)

The reason I chose this kind of visual organizer is because I needed something that would display all the hair notions, yet be easy to sort and organize (and easy to put stuff away). I honestly thought I was going to have to build what I wanted, until I saw the Little Black Dress organizer, and then found a good-enough knockoff at Walmart.

This solution works really well so far (I’ve been using it about a week); not only has it shortened my time spent looking for the right hair accessory, but I also found several hair notions that I thought had gone missing permanently! (Which just goes to show that if you organize properly, you’ll end up saving yourself time and frustration in the long run :D)

One thought on “Repurposed: Jewelry Organizer as Hair Notions Organizer”

  1. Scrunchies? WHERE ARE YOU FROM, THE EIGHTIES?!

    Just kidding, I still think scrunchies are cute. Clever thinking using the black dress thingie for them. 😀

    I myself just got one of these black dress thingies, only I’m using it for it’s intended purpose of jewelry, and man it is friggin’ awesome. I actually couldn’t decide if I wanted it enough at first (it’s only $10 but I’m ridiculously poor right now so that’s a lot of money) and ended up doing an image search for it online to see it and decide, and that’s what brought me here and I thought I’d post and now I have the end!

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