January is all about new beginnings and with that comes the perfect time for some deep cleaning and reorganization. The timing is perfect for me, having just moved at the beginning of the month, I’m still unpacking.
As I go through each box and unpack I’m trying to keep as organized as possible and really assess whether I need said item or not. I’m such a hoarder, but in a good way. I mean everything can be repurposed into something else right? It must be the crafter in me that can’t get rid of things.
Anyways, this weekend while cleaning I thought I’d share with you how I organized my hair scarfs. I have quite a collection of scarves, that came from all sorts of places. Some I’ve had since I was a teenager, some I made and some I thrifted.
Needless to say I have a lot and it’s pretty hard to find the one I’m looking for when they are all tossed in a drawer. Another downside to them being tossed in a drawer is that the silk ones can get wrinkled fairly easy.
There are those special hangers for scarves. However my hanging closet space is limited and some of the scarves are thicker / longer than others, so the hanging them for me wasn’t really an option.
I wanted to keep the in the drawer but I needed a way to see them and keep them nicely folded.
So here’s my simple solution to keeping my scarves all organized. I use index cards.
That’s right, I had a large quantity of 7 inch by 5 inch index cards that I had gotten a long while ago, from a surplus. Not knowing what to do with them I decided to use them as the base for my scarf organization.
Basically I take the scarf and depending on it’s size, I may fold it in half then basically wrap it around the card.
Next I place it in my drawer. I have a simple set of those plastic 3-drawer containers that you can find at Walmart, to store them in.
The scarves are too limp to stay nicely folded and stacked on their own, but the index card gives them just the right amount of firmness. Then I just file them into the drawer, like a file cabinet.
This method works great for me, my scarves are easy to see and access. I also prefer to sort them by color, so matching an outfit is easier too.
I hope this has given you some ideas for storing your hair scarves.