Cheap and Easy NON-DIY Bow Storage. - Pretty Real

Cheap and Easy NON-DIY Bow Storage.

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First off, I will admit this post will be short and will barely qualify as a blog post. But when I have an a-ha moment, I have to share.  I have two daughters.  With lots of hair.  I also have a mom who likes to buy hair things.  Oh and I am a mom who likes to buy hair things.  So I have bows, headbands, barrettes, and hair ties everywhere.  It's crazy.  I really needed some bow organization.  I know you can find many DIY bow holders on Pinterest.  But I didn't want to do it myself. I know; check my pulse.
I just don't care enough about displaying them to put the time and expense into making something cute.  In fact, I knew displaying them wouldn't be ideal for my taste.  I mean, it's not as if all their bows match their rooms.  So when I was commiserating with a friend that our girls' bows were both in plastic Ziploc bags, it hit me: Use a jewelry organizer instead!  It's perfect.  It has lots of little pockets for lots of little bows.  It was already hanging on a nail in Nadia's closet (filled with shoes--I'll get to that in a moment) so all I had to do was stick the bows in.  And done!

You can get these organizers from stores like TJ Maxx and Marshall's for $9.99.  And as you can see from the picture below, there's a front and a back so plenty of room for your bow collection to grow. 
I originally bought it to house Genevieve's baby shoes--also a very good use for it but I'm guessing most of you don't have the baby-shoe-buying-problem that I had.  I wish I had a picture (or could find the one I know I have somewhere) because tons of tiny shoes in this thing is just adorable.  If you do have my problem, it's a great way from keeping little shoes from all piling up on of each other. You'd be surprised that up to a size 4 or 5 fits easily.  So back to bow storage:  This is also a new found hair stuff organizer:
I keep all of their small bows, barrettes, and clips in this.  It was a gift but if you bought it new, it's $35.  Not exactly inexpensive but if you're like me, you might have something similar lying around. It works really well from a practical standpoint (love that I can separate items into compartments) but I wouldn't mind if it was prettier.  
Promised this was short. That's it! I still need a solution for these 50 headbands taking up an entire basket/cube in her bookshelf:
Do you have a solution for me?!

PS- if you liked this post and don't mind a little DIY, check out the little girl's jewelry display I shared here.

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  1. What a great "ah-ha" moment you had for the hair accessories! For the headbands, maybe a bolster-type baby pillow or something that they can "straddle" all in a row and be easily visible to choose from? :-)

    1. Love that idea! Thanks so much for the suggestion!