My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Friday Declutter Challenge



This week, I declutted my daughter's hair stuff that's been bothering me for a couple of months now.  She's only 6 months old, but she has a whole head of hair.  I can put her hair up in pigtails with no trouble.  We actually had to cut her hair earlier this week - it was getting to the point where it was continually getting in her eyes and she couldn't see, so mommy took some manicure scissors and gave the little princess some stylish bangs.  It's not the best job in the world, and I'm going to admit that it's completely crooked, but hey...no one's going to care about that on an adorable 6 month old.

Anyway, I declutted her hair accessories this week.  Her stuff is mainly made up of a mega pack of hair-ties that I bought at CVS a while back for a $1 as a filler item.  It's perfect because they came in every color of the rainbow, and since they're so cheap it's not a big deal if I lose some or if they snap.  Before, I just threw them all in a recycled mushroom container.  It was basically a grab-box of stuff, so it took a while to find a matching hair tie for her pigtails.

I went to Walmart and bought one of those beading boxes for less than $2, then I spent about 5 minutes sorting her hair-ties by color.  I am more than pleased with the result!  Not only can I find what I'm looking for in a fraction of a second, the box itself also looks so pretty with all the bright colors.  I was surprised to find that she actually has a lot of "special" hair ties and hair clips with various patterns and trinkets on them.  Some of them she's never worn because we just simply threw them into the box and they got lost at the bottom.  Now, I've got 3 separate sections dedicated to these clippies and bows and headbands. 

Daddy also loves the new solution.  He will actually do her hair (I know, isn't it great?), but the problem is that the man is color-challenged.  He grabbed the first color that he saw, because frankly he didn't have the patience to go shifting through the box.  Well, now he can see at a glance what matches and what doesn't, so the days of having orange pigtails with a purple outfit is now over!

I am so happy that I took the time to declutter her hair accessories this week.  It took me less than 5 minutes, but it has saved us a lot of hassle.  My total cost for this project was $2.  It does not take a lot of time or money to get organized...so pick something in your home and start TODAY!

1 comment:

Marcia Francois said...

That looks beautiful - there's almost nothing as satisfying as seeing that, is there??? LOL

I used a plastic muffin tray to organise mine - if you use the search thing on my blog, you'll see it :)

 
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