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willowcandra
April 12th, 2008, 12:14 PM
I store my toys in a shoe box at the moment grouped together in Mei fa bags. All my mei fas in one bag, all the flexis in another and ficarres in another etc. and other toya are in pouches etc.

I need a new system that means I can get what I want quickly and that there is no risk of tarnish or damage to them. I am trying to decide what the best way to do this will be.
I have thought about a crocheted hanger I like the idea of them being on display but worry about dust and extra tarnish to the bronze stuff. The other though was to get one of those mini chest of drawers and decorate it or something.


So how do you store yours? pros? cons?
Photos would be cool. I would love some inspiration. (specially with new babies in the mail:)) TIA.

Isilya
April 12th, 2008, 12:19 PM
I have claimed the largest part of the bathroom cabinet, so I have 3 shelves to put stuff on. Evil me :D

Brushes and combs are on shelf 1 (together with shea butter)
Forks are on shelf 2 (together with oils)
Clips and sticks are on shelf 3
Hair ties, pins, barrettes and tiny clips (the small items) are in a small wooden box with 3 compartiments, again on shelf 3

Pro: I know exactly where everything is and I can easily take whatever item I need.
Con: My other bathroom-things (deodorant, shower gel, body mists, creams, body lotion, ...) are behind the hair stuff, so they are less easy to get to (at least, without knocking other bottles over)

eadwine
April 12th, 2008, 12:21 PM
I have a hanging on the wall thingie. Layout has changed again (more sticks), but this is what it looks like:
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/1610/20080326toyorganizergj1.th.jpg (http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=20080326toyorganizergj1.jpg)

Leisha
April 12th, 2008, 12:34 PM
Mine are ehm, everywhere :o some are on the table, some are in a drawer, some are in my handbag, some are in a plastic bag somewhere, some are at my parents' house in a drawer, some are in the bathroom, some are in a hairtoy holder I knitted (I knitted it so I could put all my toys together but I don't like the way it looks, it got all stretched and weird-looking, maybe it was the kind of yarn I used. I might get some better wool and knit another one someday).

I more or less know where everything is, but I'm still looking for a good method to store everything together in one place :lol: . Also, where we're living now, I don't really have enough space to have a little "corner" for my hair stuff. I'm hoping when we move I can have a little area for just my hair accessories (it doesn't have to be big, I don't have that many, but just somewhere where they're not in the way and I can look at all of them and choose which one to wear). I might get some nice vases/glasses to put my sticks in etc.

trollkjerring
April 12th, 2008, 12:40 PM
All my hairtoys are stored in old wooden boxes in my exercise room (hubby calls it the hairtoy room). They all have their own place so I can always find them without looking for a long time.

I have a crocheted hairtoy holder (made by our Hedera) that I use to rotate the toys I use the most and I try to change the toys more often so they get more usage.

I have a few plastic boxes where I store my RonQuattro metal hairtoys but I don't like the practical look of these boxes:o

trollkjerring

prosperina
April 12th, 2008, 01:13 PM
I have one big ceramic coffee cup for all my sticks, and a smaller cup for ficarres, forks and barrettes. Little things like clips and claws are scattered throughout several drawers in the bedroom and the bathroom. I don't have as many toys as some, but I do have a lot of sticks, and the coffee cup works nicely.

Chamomile betty
April 12th, 2008, 01:35 PM
I have my hairsticks in a pretty basket.
My nice pins and clips are in a small jewlery box for hair toys only.
Finally, my two ficcares are in a large coffee mug.

Now things like my scrunchies, elastics, and claw clips are in one of those small plastic containers with drawers. All handy for me to get into.

hth

thetokenlady
April 12th, 2008, 01:49 PM
I have a short vase for my hairsticks. Everything else is safely stashed away in a large tackle box I bought just for storing hair stuff.

AJoifulNoise
April 12th, 2008, 02:05 PM
I don't have that many toys. But, here is how I store my hair supplies:

I got this box for Christmas. Before I was using an over-sized spacemaker. And it was stuffed to the brim!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/SycoTrekkie/2008/100_4368.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/SycoTrekkie/2008/April102008Upload045.jpg

I have one draw dedicated in bandanas and scrunches (and a few other odds and ends).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/SycoTrekkie/2008/April102008Upload055.jpg

And the drawer under it is where I store my shampoo, conditioner, etc.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/SycoTrekkie/2008/April102008Upload058.jpg

Isilya
April 12th, 2008, 02:14 PM
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AJoifulNoise: I'm impressed! It looks so nicely organised. You have some very pretty items as well. :)

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AJoifulNoise
April 12th, 2008, 02:26 PM
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AJoifulNoise: I'm impressed! It looks so nicely organised. You have some very pretty items as well. :)

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Thank you. It was so horribly unorganized before I got this box. It was driving me insane! **neat freak alert!** :lol:

Shermie Girl
April 12th, 2008, 02:31 PM
Alas! At present, all of my beautiful hairtoys are securely and safely wrapped up and packed away. :cry: When I have them out, tho they all live on a hand crocheted hanger. To keep them dust free, I just swipe my lambswool duster over them as I whiz through my house, dusting. :)

I have small toys that I can use right now, claws and scrunchies and headbands in a basket atop my makeup organizer. :)

Yari
April 12th, 2008, 02:43 PM
I`m using a wodden box with several compartments. Also, I have a ball shaped soapstone, decorated with open-work carvings for my hair sticks.

I sewed a bag two years ago, something like a paintbrush holder, which contains also a comb. It is always in my handbag for work.

Kunzang
April 12th, 2008, 04:05 PM
Hairtoys are much too pretty to hide in a box. Since I love collecting hand made glass and ceramics bowls, and I use them to keep my hairtoys in - My hairsticks are sticking up in a beautiful ceramic cup I bought in England; my combs are in a ceramic bowl I found in the Canadian Rockies; my barrettes are in a ceramic bowl a friend gave me who does traditional Japanese wood firing; my elastics, scrunchies and other assorted holders are a cloissonne bowl I bought in Thailand, and my brushes sit on a hand painted plate from Turkey. I put these on shelves that are above the toilet. It looks nice and they are in easy reach.

wendyg
April 12th, 2008, 04:22 PM
I decided that metal and steam don't really mix. So barrettes, slides, Ficcares, and Flexi8s, and all that sort of thing are stowed in pockets in one of the bottom row organizers here:
http://www.organize.com/bath-jewelry-storage-hanging.html

On the other hand, humidity *is* good for wood, so all the forks live in a plastic can in the bathroom.

wg

birthmarkie
April 12th, 2008, 04:47 PM
I love your pictures, too, joifulnoise. I am thrilled that this thread was started because I have been battling hair accessory overkill and finally fixed it. I had two nice woven type baskets - one large and one small. Now I only have the small one out. I stuff it with scrunchies, a couple headbands, and my flexi-8s. I use a large elastic headband for keeping all of my clips. I just clip about 30-40 on there and it keeps them all lined up. I clip butterfly clips around the sides of the basket, as well as my ficcare. I use cheap beak clips for holding all of my other elastics and clip some to the side. I only have one hairstick, and that goes into the basket as well. The products and hair bottles I don't use go into an empty little trash bin in the bathroom closet. My oils are out with my other "body stuff" and I have aloe vera gel in the bathroom closet and the fridge. Combs are on a little shelf in the bathroom next to the mirror.

frizzinator
April 12th, 2008, 05:39 PM
This is a QVC Joan Rivers double-sided hanging jewelry organizer. The other side is identical and it really holds a lot.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee178/frizzliz/12707028.jpg

homeschoolmama
April 12th, 2008, 07:04 PM
My collection is rather small as I rarely do more than the simplest of styles. So everything fits into one of the tiny (10"x11") drawers on my dresser. I ended up lining the drawer with velvet so my barrettes wouldn't slide into each other. When I have a few more toys & need the room, I think my brush, comb & scissors will move into my pajama drawer... but until then this has been working just fine for me.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a321/Homeschoolmama/hairdrawer.jpg
The tin with my scrunchies in it is a simple coffee tin, covered in scrapbooking paper & decorated to look pretty. It also houses my mini-clips. And my spray bottle lives on top of my dresser with my tiny little jewelry chest so everything is all together for me.
love,
mom

Melisande
April 12th, 2008, 07:34 PM
A wooden drawer thingie from Ikea.

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1986/flexi8comz5.th.jpg (http://img528.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flexi8comz5.jpg)

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/3071/ikeadrawerboxcu3.th.jpg (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ikeadrawerboxcu3.jpg)

Cups and a cutlery drying thing with compartments, ugly but functional for now.

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3117/sticksficcaresfakkaresjk8.th.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sticksficcaresfakkaresjk8.jpg)

Sam-I-Am
April 12th, 2008, 07:39 PM
Currently? Two very disorganized wicker-type baskets sitting on the back of the toilet. And assorted places all over the place, including but not limited to my backpack, my purse, a pencil holder on my desk at home, and the pencil holder on my desk at work.

I'd prefer to have something hanging on the back of the door in the bathroom. I have been meaning to start knitting that for a while. :-/

lavenderblue
April 13th, 2008, 03:46 AM
I keep my hair sticks in a wooden box which is originally for storing incense sticks, My mother gave it to me for storing my hair sticks. My barettes, slides and stuff I have in a nice carton box

Stevy
April 13th, 2008, 04:26 AM
For some years I kept mine very happily in one, and then two, plastic 6 drawer Stanley Pack n' Latch organisers designed for holding woodwork odds and ends - sadly my collection has outgrown the boxes and I haven't been able to find another one, so now the wooden sticks, the Mei Fas and the sticks with toppers from other crafters all live in three mugs beside the boxes and the slides and barrettes have moved out into a pink cardboard box. It's not ideal, because sometimes the cats knock over the mugs, and also it means sometimes the sticks need dusting.

Stevy

Guenever
April 13th, 2008, 05:50 AM
My hair toys are actually the only things that I'm a neatfreak about.. and I use vases.. I love vases.. I've got 2 atm to store all my toys :D

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/1820/nyrr0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Ficcares, sticks, forks, combs, slides, brush, cats.. a nice mixture of treasures^^

willowcandra
April 13th, 2008, 07:14 AM
Really cool ideas.
I bought a wooden box really similar to yours melisande at a car boot sale this morning-bargain! it has three drawers top, two middle and one at the bottom. As it's unfinished I am going to decorate it but can't decide wether to use pretty craft papers and varnish or paint...desicions decisions.

Homeschoolmama I think the velvet is a really good idea I will line my drawers to stop my sticks rolling and things getting scratched.

I really like the plastic pocket hangers loads of you have but they don't seem to have much room for sticks and forks. nice to have it all on display though.

My solution has been found but keep adding to the thread though as I am sure it will help others. (and besides you never know how long the storage will last before I need more room lol.)

willowcandra
April 13th, 2008, 07:15 AM
My hair toys are actually the only things that I'm a neatfreak about.. and I use vases.. I love vases.. I've got 2 atm to store all my toys :D

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/1820/nyrr0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Ficcares, sticks, forks, combs, slides, brush, cats.. a nice mixture of treasures^^

That looks really pretty...I bet my ds would love to make it a mess lol. love your silver primavera btw.

iris
April 13th, 2008, 07:43 AM
I use this drawer with a divider (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60106796) in my Ikea wardrobe. I use two of the compartments for sticks (mainly mei fas, so they're small - larger sticks wouldn't fit), and one for ficcares. I don't have that much hair stuff. The other compartments hold my belts.

Iris

darkwaves
April 13th, 2008, 11:52 AM
I have several Rubbermaid mini-towers (http://www.rubbermaid.com/rubbermaid/product/product.jhtml?prodId=HPProd260066) -- in white -- in my bathroom for hair toys, makeup, etc. Each shelf is about 8" long and a couple of inches high, so this works well for sticks and forks. (And, the tops are flat so you don't lose counter space -- just raise it up.)

I also have a behind-the-door hanging thing with small pockets (like the shoe hangers, but smaller) for most odds and ends -- brush, scissors, scrunchies, etc.

And, finally, a pretty rectangular vase on the counter, half filled with flat glass disks, to hold sticks, etc. before they're put away.

No pix. My bathroom is poorly lit.

Druid of Alba
April 13th, 2008, 12:00 PM
I don't have many, so I just wrap them in paper and store them in a box.

spidermom
April 13th, 2008, 12:22 PM
We got a metal box of chocolate candy for Christmas. I use the emptied box to store my hair stuff on a shelf in the bathroom downstairs. It used to be stored in an empty Pampers baby bottom wipes box, so this is a step up. Upstairs I have a drawer in my bathroom.

Half the time, what I want is in neither place. So really I guess I'd have to stay that my hair stuff is all over the house.

Anje
April 13th, 2008, 12:29 PM
Lots of cool ideas here. Right now, most of mine are jammed in a coffee cup, the rest are scattered throughout the house.

mwedzi
March 20th, 2011, 05:54 AM
I'm bumping this in case anyone has any more/new ideas or pictures. I'm going out today to Home Goods to look for a vase, I think, if I can't think of anything better. I'd like to display them visibly on my bathroom counter. I'd like to stick the hair sticks in something that wouldn't scratch them, so I don't know about sand or something like that. But maybe foam with holes cut in there. I don't think it would upset my fear of holes problem . . .

Yambucket
March 20th, 2011, 06:20 AM
I'm bumping this in case anyone has any more/new ideas or pictures. I'm going out today to Home Goods to look for a vase, I think, if I can't think of anything better. I'd like to display them visibly on my bathroom counter. I'd like to stick the hair sticks in something that wouldn't scratch them, so I don't know about sand or something like that. But maybe foam with holes cut in there. I don't think it would upset my fear of holes problem . . .
I use a few of these
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6223/1015734.jpg (http://img215.imageshack.us/i/1015734.jpg/)

Just little pouches with separate sections so they don't scratch each other. Thats one of my little ones I use for my short sticks. I have one about 4x the size of that one for the rest.. :)

dajanchen
March 20th, 2011, 07:17 AM
I just have this old pic. I have much more stuff now. :D
http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/dajanchen/CIMG0049.jpg

CAPA7
March 20th, 2011, 10:23 AM
I bought myself a large-ish wooden jewellery box which not only looks really nice sitting in my bedroom, but also has plenty of different-sized drawers.

So, I have one drawer for each of the following:

Hair slides to keep my bangs away from my face (tiny drawer)
Hair pins (tiny drawer)
Bobby pins (tiny drawer)

Ficcare Maxima clips (small drawer)
Flexi 8s (small drawer)

Hair comb, old barrettes that I only use for putting my hair up in the shower, metal-less hairbands (medium drawer)
Hair sticks/forks (medium drawer)

I am a very organised person :)

wvgemini
March 20th, 2011, 01:08 PM
I tried to post this earlier, but things weren't working.
Anyway, this is a wooden dish thing I picked up at Walmart. I filled it with glass beads and smooth stones and voila!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7455&pictureid=98377
Hair toy garden!

I'm still looking for a good way to store slides and flexi-8s and such.

frizzinator
March 20th, 2011, 06:00 PM
Mwedzi, I'm thinking about using marbles, dry beans or rice to keep the sticks upright in the vase.

I'm using small smooth river rock, but because the rocks are more flat than round, I think I'm not able to put as many sticks in the vase as might be possible if the stabilizer was round.

islandboo
March 20th, 2011, 07:22 PM
I tried to post this earlier, but things weren't working.
Anyway, this is a wooden dish thing I picked up at Walmart. I filled it with glass beads and smooth stones and voila!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7455&pictureid=98377
Hair toy garden!

I'm still looking for a good way to store slides and flexi-8s and such.

I love your hair toy garden - very pretty!

mwedzi
March 20th, 2011, 07:23 PM
Thanks for the pictures. wvgemeni, the rocks/marbles, don't damage the sticks at all? That's probably the best option then. I have a couple of the fabric roll ups for my knitting needles and crochet hooks. This time, though, I wanted to prominently display. I think I may have gone a bit overboard.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/mwedzi/Hair%202011/toy_holders.jpg

frizzinator
March 21st, 2011, 04:25 AM
Mwedzi, your storage bowl is as fascinating as your hairsticks!

My smooth river rocks have not damaged my sticks yet. When I created the storage vase, I did sort through the rocks individually to remove any that were less than perfectly smooth.

mwedzi
March 21st, 2011, 08:40 AM
Mwedzi, your storage bowl is as fascinating as your hairsticks!

My smooth river rocks have not damaged my sticks yet. When I created the storage vase, I did sort through the rocks individually to remove any that were less than perfectly smooth.

Thank you for the compliment and the feedback about the marbles. That is good to know. ;)

islandboo
March 21st, 2011, 08:46 AM
mwedzi, that is a true hair toy garden! I love it!

homeschoolmama
March 21st, 2011, 03:26 PM
Oh, I love the hairstick-garden! How pretty!

Here's where I am storing my pretties these days. It hasn't changed MUCH in the past several years.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7353&pictureid=98757 http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7353&pictureid=98758
Hairsticks go in the amber-glass on top of my dresser. The little bowl holds elastics, bobbies & my few metal ponytails. The little drawer is where I keep my barrettes & French bobbies.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7353&pictureid=98759
I lined the drawer in velvet, and made tiny little crocheted bands to clip things in place so they don't slide around when I open/close the drawer. It works REALLY well & keeps everything neat!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7353&pictureid=98760
And this is where I keep my bedtime ponies, brushes, combs & sprays on the bathroom sink. I'm trying to find a way to hold my bar shampoos in here too, but so far everything I've tried just makes a gooey mess. This is also my catch-all for hairtoys at bedtime as I have a bad habit of letting my hair down in the bathroom, and just dropping things into the basket instead of putting them away. About once a month I go through my basket & put everything back where it belongs in the bedroom!

Sundial
March 21st, 2011, 09:34 PM
I really love the idea of placing hairsticks in containers filled with stones/beans like those used by wvgemini, dajanchen, mwedzi and other fellow hair toy addicts. The way mwedzi decorates hers really blew me out of the water :p

It's really pretty and I'd love to adopt the idea of placing hairsticks in containers but we have lots of creepy crawlies (tropical climate) and I am worried that I will be encouraging spiders to live in there. I did have a non-hair related display piece filled with white pebbles and when I cleared out the vase, I found a lot of baby spiders :shake:

In any case, there are alot of cool ideas from this thread and I am considering using them for other accessories! I'll wait till DH comes back before I ask him about wendyg's jewellery hanger. I used to place my accessories on a cupcake tier thingy to make it accessible because I tend to be a "out of sight, out of mind" kind of person and I end up buying stuff that I keep hidden and forget to use.

So anyway, back to the topic, here is my contribution on toy storage:

http://img196.imageshack.us/i/dsc084271.jpg/
This is the first tier of my hair storage area. It is compartmentalized so I try to group hair toys according to their type, i.e. jaw clips, ficcares, sticks. It comes with a flip-up mirror so if it looks like I have a lot of hair toys, it's only due to the mirrored effect.

http://img834.imageshack.us/i/dsc084291.jpg/
Second tier of my hair storage area. I just chuck bulky items in here - velcro hair rollers, scarves, containers for hair toys, etc.

http://img638.imageshack.us/i/dsc084321.jpg/
And this is how it looks like when I flip it close. I have to give credit to DH for contracting a carpenter to build this for me during our last renovation. He got sick of seeing huge mountains of unidentified mess/objects.

Yamainu
March 22nd, 2011, 12:55 AM
That's a GORGEOUS case, Sundial! Makes my little glass jars feel pretty homey in comparison!

Sundial
March 22nd, 2011, 01:51 AM
Thanks Yamainu :p I would have been happy with vases for hairsticks but DH is a neat freak (and THAT is an understatement still) so he had this area set aside and he said no more hairtoys unless I learn how to store them properly.

Its initial purpose was for makeup hence the built-in mirror, but since I am more crazy about hairtoys I used the bulk of the space for hair stuff. There's another 2 drawers on each side of the black flip-up counter used to store makeup. They are not noticeable because we wanted all storage space to blend in

islandboo
March 22nd, 2011, 05:09 PM
That really is a beautiful case, Sundial!

Nae
March 22nd, 2011, 06:55 PM
Well, I store mine in little square, short glass containers with glass beads inside. I clip ficcares onto my candle holders (still working out a better system for that.) And I have slides and odds and ends in two drawers. Here are some photos.

The whole collection:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5016/5551834534_2db4f2a383.jpg

I have them in order single sticks in the far left, then ketylos, then double sticks. (Flexi-8s just hang towards the front large to small.)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5184/5551249301_6580d9d239_z.jpg

After the doubles I have 60th street and RasaOM forks:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5148/5551248169_5534903ca3_z.jpg

Followed by all other forks and some of my ficcares:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5261/5551833812_1ab7582c3c_z.jpg

Nae
March 22nd, 2011, 07:03 PM
Here is a photo of the very far left with my other candle/ficcare holder.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5178/5551248451_f3628dfdc4_z.jpg

And then I have two drawers stuffed with stuff.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5551248663_7394e2bbe7.jpg

and

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5140/5551248885_fee69d707c.jpg

One last photo of the whole mess from another angle.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/5551834652_b3fb5809ae.jpg

smileycat
March 22nd, 2011, 07:25 PM
Nae, holy smoke! I happened to pick up a large make-up storage case over the weekend, and my five-year-old watched me organize my collection and told me I had too many hair sticks. I should show him yours!

My sweetie keeps telling me he is going to make me a rack storage system to mount on the wall or a stand for my dresser, but I had to get a case in the meantime. My basket was overflowing and was difficult to keep from turning into a jumbled up mess. I do like the idea of having everything on display, but I am also hesitant about ending up with a dusty collection.

Nae
March 22nd, 2011, 07:31 PM
I have one of those swiffer duster thingies, it works great. It is getting a little out of hand honestly, especially since there are probably about 15 toys that aren't even pictured there. Sometimes they get left in strategic areas around the house. But I just love them so much!!

DH is very supportive of it but he has started to get worried when he hears me refer to it as "the hairtoy section" of our bedroom.

Sundial
March 22nd, 2011, 07:45 PM
Nae! So. Many. Hairtoys.
Must. Catch. Up.

*laughs* no, but seriously, there's nothing like looking at fellow addicts' collection to make me feel less guilty about mine ;) I'm showing DH yours too if he starts wondering about "too much"

Cirafly24
March 22nd, 2011, 08:46 PM
My hairtoys are just in a plastic bin in the bathroom, and in two drawers under the sink. I'd like to make pretty displays like some of yours! Must start searching for vases and sectioned door hangers!

Nae
March 23rd, 2011, 05:19 AM
Nae! So. Many. Hairtoys.
Must. Catch. Up.

*laughs* no, but seriously, there's nothing like looking at fellow addicts' collection to make me feel less guilty about mine ;) I'm showing DH yours too if he starts wondering about "too much"

That is funny, you should totally show him but if you want to see a serious collection you should check out Cinnamonhair's. She has photos on her website. It makes my collection feel all pathetic and insignificant. :D

http://www.beyondclassiclength.com/ It is under the heading "My Bathroom Hair Stuff Collection" it makes me drool.

Pantsless Amy
March 23rd, 2011, 01:40 PM
This thread just reiterates the feeling that I need more hair sticks. Here is my tiny garden. I keep it in a pot my son painted for Mothers Day last year.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7503&pictureid=98915

I made all the colored hair sticks, and my dh made all the wood hair sticks :crush:

maus
March 29th, 2011, 10:09 AM
Since I am not using my blow dryer/fryer anymore, I use the diffuser attachment. Just turned it over and stuck all my hairsticks in :)

Latte Lady
April 3rd, 2011, 10:36 PM
I started collecting goblets for my hair toys. I fill them with colored marbles and such things that are not sharp or scratchy and stick my sticks in them. I like the way they sparkle in the sunlight of my room. The more fragile ones are in a drawer of my jewelry chest.

dfotw
April 4th, 2011, 04:52 AM
Mwedzi, Nae, I love your displays! So many pretty ideas...

Me, I'm on a grad-student budget, so I picked up two cheap ceramic flowerpots from the dollar store, filled them with rice and put my hair-toys there, on my desk; one for metal hair-sticks, one for wooden ones. If I ever have any 'hobby' money left over from buying hair-sticks and beads to make hair-sticks, I might invest in glass marbles too! :D

This is an old pic, but you get the idea...

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6793/hairtoycollection.jpg

Scarlet_Heart
April 4th, 2011, 05:25 AM
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h114/eelaynuh/DSC08792.jpg

I got this in the hardware section at Walmart. I guess it's supposed to be for nuts and bolts :p

Becky Safari
April 4th, 2011, 10:10 AM
No photo but I keep my toys in a drawer in the bathroom in a sectioned off area :)

LadyG
April 6th, 2011, 05:12 PM
I just got my 2 hair stick holders today, and they are beautiful! And I filled it - I didn't realize I had this much stuff!

www.etsy.com/transaction/46508905
www.etsy.com/listing/42571947/hair-stick-organizer
I requested them to be done in cherry - I'll try and post a picture of them this evening.

wvgemini
April 6th, 2011, 06:10 PM
I freaking love the Dollar Tree. I picked up another little vase and some more glass stones to section off some of my stick collection. I also bought a star shaped heavy bowl for Flexi-8s and this four-sectioned plastic box with cotton swabs and cotton balls in it. I baggied up the contents (travel stuff!) and now have a perfect container for hair bands, bobby pins/spin pins, plastic pins and mini butterfly clips. Woot!

LadyG
April 6th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Ugh, I'm so inept at uploading, transferring, locating and posting pictures to my photobucket account. Anyway, here are the photo's:


http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad31/dgorhau/hair%20toys/IMG_0193.jpg http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad31/dgorhau/hair%20toys/IMG_0194.jpg

Nae
April 7th, 2011, 05:58 AM
Oh Lady G, I quite like those holders. They are so organized and nice. Very cool.

LadyG
April 7th, 2011, 07:29 AM
Thank you, I tend to be a bit of an organizational freak. I just pulled out a really nice humidor that I've been holding onto for jewelry storage, and I'm going to use it to hold my hair barrettes and clips. I'm going to line the drawers polar fleece.

BlueCanary
April 10th, 2011, 09:21 PM
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's hair toys! Wow, ladies, I'm super jealous.

Angelphie
April 11th, 2011, 02:50 PM
I made a hanging organiser which hangs on the side of my bookcase. My collection's evolved and things have been moved about since the photo was taken, but I still keep brushes and combs in the bottom pocket, scrunchies in the next one up then the upper two are for Ficcares and Flexis. I'm able to tuck some sticks into the pockets - the ones with long dangles which would get in the way otherwise. At the moment I have some little claw grips and decorative hair slides clipped on to the organiser too. I like to pin brooches to it as well.

The Swiss cheese mug :cheese: is for sticks and currently I have a few Flexis draped over the side of it too. The mug's sitting on a little chest of drawers which has all the little things: elastics, pins etc. I do have some boxes next to those drawers but they're empty right now. I keep them around since they often come in handy for packing hairtoys for travel, or shipping any which I sell.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Angelphie/storage.jpg

The drawers and mug are sitting on top of my bedside cabinet. Inside the cabinet I have some oils and leave-in conditioner, my hairdryer and a few lesser-used hairtoys. Everything else lives in the bathroom.

Gabriel
June 11th, 2011, 08:49 AM
So I know there's like a ton of these threads on how to store hair toys and I didn't want to start a new one so I found one the longest ones to add this to. I don't remember seeing this solution and figured it would be a nice idea for other folks as well.

I have some Styrofoam steps I glued together originally to hold my hair things. I like it well enough but it's not great. I've always had this idea kicking around in my brain though and finally dragged my sewing machine out to make a rough one of it. It was really fast! I'm sure you could make it by hand as well, it might just take a little longer.

All it is, is a piece of long cloth ribbon folded in half then channels sewn in. Works pretty well and the one I have in this picture is holding 28 hair things. I might make different ones for sticks and forks eventually.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4743&pictureid=105013

The only thing is that dangly hair sticks and top heavy ones don't balance well. I'm sure I could sew the pockets smaller for them and make it work. I'm not that motivated though and will probably just use a small Styrofoam to hold those types of toys.

frizzinator
June 11th, 2011, 09:32 AM
I use a 17 inch by 40 inch hanging jewelry holder. It is huge, very sturdy, and is double sided with clear pockets.

It is made by Joan Rivers (she a comedian who sells jewelry). I think it must have been originally sold on the television shopping channel, but I bought it new on ebay.

Each ficcare has it's own pocket. I store smaller things that are similar together in a pocket, and I store groups of sticks or groups of forks together in a pocket with their tops exposed, but the entire hanging holder is in a closet, thus it seems to be dust-free.

I hang it inside on the closet door, which makes one side of it very easy to see, and the other side is not easy to see without turning it around (and it's heavy), so I store the toys I rarely use on the dark side (door side).

HairStickler
June 11th, 2011, 11:21 AM
I really like that ribbon idea, Gabriel!

Gabriel
June 11th, 2011, 12:09 PM
Thanks HairStickler :). It's really easy too!

dmarie63
June 11th, 2011, 12:46 PM
I actually keep my toys in my "hair basket" which is just a tall basket that was probably once used as a trash basket. I washed it out before using it for hair toys, obviously lol. I put my lesser used toys on the bottom (seasonal themed toys, headbands, etc.), then a scarf on top of those, and then my most often used toys on top. My claw clips are clipped to the top edges of the basket. Then I keep my bun covers and hair sticks in a pretty celestial cup I got in the housewares section at walmart. The cup was in the bathroom area, so I assume it was expected to be used to hold tooth brushes.

Melisande
June 11th, 2011, 01:36 PM
This is how it looked until some months ago - have no newer pics... :

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/th_DSCF0083.jpg (http://s983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/?action=view&current=DSCF0083.jpg)

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/th_DSCF0085.jpg (http://s983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/?action=view&current=DSCF0085.jpg)

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/th_DSCF0088.jpg (http://s983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/?action=view&current=DSCF0088.jpg)

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/th_DSCF0089.jpg (http://s983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/MataPics_2009/?action=view&current=DSCF0089.jpg)

missfortune9335
June 11th, 2011, 03:52 PM
I bought a few display cases that are actually meant for displaying silver spoon collections. They were on clearance at my local craft store. As I said above, they're actually meant for displaying spoons, but they're absolutly perfect for holding hair sticks, and my other hair toys fit in them too. I have the cases sitting on top of the dresser that is in my closet, it works great.

Venefica
June 11th, 2011, 04:52 PM
I have a dresser that I use as a beauty stand. I keep jewelry, hair toys and such in the drawers and I have mirrors and hairbrushes on top of it. It is not the kind a beauty dresser where you can sit beside it as we did not have room for that, it is just a normal dresser from Ikea which we have mounted pegs on the side to hold necklaces and such. However I think it works quite well. The dresser is not well organized though, but I am planning to tidy it up.

Vani1902
June 11th, 2011, 10:26 PM
My favorite chocolates come in sturdy plastic boxes. In one of those boxes is where I keep my hair toys. Unfortunately, my collection is growing and the box is shrinking. :/ I will have to buy a bigger box in the future.

GRU
June 14th, 2011, 02:33 PM
My favorite chocolates come in sturdy plastic boxes. In one of those boxes is where I keep my hair toys. Unfortunately, my collection is growing and the box is shrinking. :/ I will have to buy a bigger box in the future.

How horrible for you.... but I'm sure you'll make the sacrifice in the name of proper hairtoy storage, right? ;)

clairenewcastle
June 14th, 2011, 04:34 PM
I keep my hairsticks in a large make-up bag which has lots of compartments and a clothes hanger attached to it so I can hang it up.

GRU
June 17th, 2011, 07:41 AM
OMG.... WANT!!!!

Etsy Listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73907851/friday-night-sale-product-hair-toy

More Photos: http://www.timberstoneturnings.net/id28.html


The Box lid and 1st 2 drawers open to 1" deep storage areas lined in velvet with 15 slots and removable slats so that the Box can be customized to individual preference. Combined, the 3 storage compartments will hold 45 individual sticks, however it will clearly hold more with the slats removed. The bottom drawer for miscellaneous storage is 2" deep and has no slats.



http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_570xN.243279101.jpg


:thud: :thud: :thud: :thud: :thud: :thud:



(now all I need to do is figure out where to come up with five hundred bucks!)

MafiaPrincess
June 17th, 2011, 09:49 AM
That box is lovely!

I store my toys in a large roll.

http://www.etsy.com/transaction/51361952

lapushka
June 17th, 2011, 09:55 AM
Lovely box. It's a pity, though, it can't hold a lot of hairtoys. :o

charalito
June 17th, 2011, 11:36 AM
Lovely box!

I store my sticks in a vintage wooden pencil holder (used to be my grandmother's), but I am running out of space. Bobby pins, amish pins, silicone ties and other small stuff get their own tin boxes (empty Altoids).

GRU
July 15th, 2011, 07:23 AM
Well, I decided I had to do SOMEthing different for hairstick storage, as my collection has been, er, expanding of late. :o

I wanted something where my sticks could be visible so I don't neglect anyone (out of sight, out of mind), but I'm horrible at dusting and such so I needed something that would keep them covered.

My solution: a straw dispenser!

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b23/ImaHockeyMom/boards/KGrHqVhME1fuiu80BNjkIEfLPw0_1.jpg

There are a lot of different types available, but I went with this type (http://cgi.ebay.com/Prodyne-F-36-Acrylic-Straw-Dispenser-36-Straws-/260759104873#ht_1608wt_1026) because it was cheap (I got mine for under $14 including shipping), it was acrylic instead of glass (I'm a klutz and glass really shatters!), it's tall enough for my sticks (some of them are designed for little cocktail straws that are only 4"-5" tall), and it was classy looking (lots of them have Coca Cola or John Deere tractor designs on them -- doesn't fit my decor at all).

Now when I want a stick, I pick up the lid and lift it halfway out, and my sticks all fan out so I can choose whichever one I'm in the mood for that day. My top-heavy Crisanti sticks go in bottom-first -- just in case I pull the lid up too far, I don't want them to go tumbling over the edge! -- but everything else goes in pointy-side-down.

At some point in the future I could see myself adding more dispensers, but for now my stash is relatively small compared to some LHCers, and I'm able to fit all my sticks in this one dispenser.

Now to figure out something for fork storage.... I don't have nearly as many forks, but I need to figure something out.....

HairStickler
July 15th, 2011, 07:44 PM
What a great idea, GRU!

islandboo
July 16th, 2011, 08:43 AM
That is a great idea!! (P.S., I want an action shot!!)

catspank
July 16th, 2011, 11:59 AM
GRU, I totally agree with everyone else, this is a great storage idea! I especially love that there's a lid, I'm not much of a duster myself ;)


lots of them have Coca Cola or John Deere tractor designs on them -- doesn't fit my decor at all

lol!

luthein
July 16th, 2011, 01:16 PM
I received a hand-me-down jewelry armoire from my sister. I'm not into jewelry, so I filled it with hair stuff.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-c282iqzoWrA/TiHf5IeLCqI/AAAAAAAAAL8/nNOMi629EII/s512/IMG_2730.JPG
Sticks and forks are in cups. There are some mini combs and barettes on the sides.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uMu3Zck-zVc/TiHheRFd1eI/AAAAAAAAAMw/anOPC7ZDnm0/IMG_2731.JPG
Barettes, bobby pins, mini clips and soft ties.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UAz7RE7nR6c/TiHhfUPpoEI/AAAAAAAAAM0/10roUELNT8U/IMG_2732.JPG
Scrunchies and bands. Note: All scrunchies that match my hair color are strewn about the house. :P

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rEjsk97l5rQ/TiHhgFrQPlI/AAAAAAAAANA/k4cePNKRqoI/IMG_2734.JPG
Ficcares, claws, pins and Tangle Teezer

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MJtAH_fl13U/TiHhgiY3Z-I/AAAAAAAAANE/JDElM1KMFjg/IMG_2735.JPG
Various brushes that rarely get used and Arius Eickert shears

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-h469fIZu0Uo/TiHhf3EZ6pI/AAAAAAAAAM8/dCEDCU1dcHQ/IMG_2733.JPG
Headbands on the side and a close-up of a few toys.

lilasianvixen77
July 16th, 2011, 06:51 PM
I recently found my old school 80's large Caboodle case so I use it to store my hairtoys! ;-)

C.H.
July 16th, 2011, 11:17 PM
I recently found my old school 80's large Caboodle case so I use it to store my hairtoys! ;-)

I totally had one of those!

C.H.
July 16th, 2011, 11:23 PM
I received a hand-me-down jewelry armoire from my sister. I'm not into jewelry, so I filled it with hair stuff.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-c282iqzoWrA/TiHf5IeLCqI/AAAAAAAAAL8/nNOMi629EII/s512/IMG_2730.JPG
Sticks and forks are in cups. There are some mini combs and barettes on the sides.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uMu3Zck-zVc/TiHheRFd1eI/AAAAAAAAAMw/anOPC7ZDnm0/IMG_2731.JPG
Barettes, bobby pins, mini clips and soft ties.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UAz7RE7nR6c/TiHhfUPpoEI/AAAAAAAAAM0/10roUELNT8U/IMG_2732.JPG
Scrunchies and bands. Note: All scrunchies that match my hair color are strewn about the house. :P

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rEjsk97l5rQ/TiHhgFrQPlI/AAAAAAAAANA/k4cePNKRqoI/IMG_2734.JPG
Ficcares, claws, pins and Tangle Teezer

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MJtAH_fl13U/TiHhgiY3Z-I/AAAAAAAAANE/JDElM1KMFjg/IMG_2735.JPG
Various brushes that rarely get used and Arius Eickert shears

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-h469fIZu0Uo/TiHhf3EZ6pI/AAAAAAAAAM8/dCEDCU1dcHQ/IMG_2733.JPG
Headbands on the side and a close-up of a few toys.

Serious envy here. What a luxuirous way to store all your toys. And I'll say, I didn't realize you had quite this substantial a collection of toys and accessories. But you're making quite substantial use of this armoir. Makes me wonder about everyone else at LHC...we may not all be "addicts' but we still manage to amass *a lot* of items in service of our hair.

lenslee
July 18th, 2011, 06:51 PM
I used to sell jewelry and have a bag that I used to store the jewelry in for shows. I bought it as part of the package to start selling this brand of jewelry. It has 5 "jewelry" boxes that stack in it, I use this for my big items and I have a smaller makeup bag that folds and has 4 zippable compartments. I keep my hair ties, small hair jewels, and pins (bobby, amish, and spin) in there.

Peggy E.
July 19th, 2011, 09:22 AM
The biggest storage problem I have is with the antique/vintage hair combs. I've got a few....

The sticks are in these nice soda fountain glasses - short ones for something, mid-sized for something, large for something else (never went to a soda fountain!) - and they are great. They are also depression glass and pretty to look at, particularly with the decorative sticks in them - almost like bouquets.

I have a couple of crocheted hanging storage for the clips and then a few smaller baskets for miscellaneous hair toys that I don't want to put in the crocheted hangers.

Oh, would I love that jewelry armoire!

xovictoryxo
July 19th, 2011, 12:44 PM
in my ginormous stand alone jewelry box which is more like a piece of furniture/a nightstand and its stuffed to the brim.
i thinK I am going to take a look around for a smaller decorative box to store only my hair toys, I dont think Ill display them as they get dusty and I have Cats and a toddler!

Vanessa_za
July 19th, 2011, 08:46 PM
Since I only have a few hairstick I put them in a glass on my dresser... and for elastics, bobby pins I have a small wooden box I bought at the dollar store.

epigrrl
July 23rd, 2011, 09:14 AM
I LOVE this thread---so much inspiration! I use vintage jewelry boxes for my hair toys.

Box 1: A vintage Farrington box holding mostly forks, combs, and sticks. The small box on the right is an art deco trinket box that belonged to my great-grandfather and holds hair elastics.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6013/5966659471_83a88f8ac2.jpg

Box 2: Another Farrington, holding Flexi-8s, spin pins, hair clips, and headbands.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6133/5967215678_bb8061d074.jpg

MandyBeth
July 23rd, 2011, 06:57 PM
Toys have plastic storage drawers now, the shorter ones. Then the egg crate foam in the drawers so everything stays put and doesn't roll around. I have cats who steal toys. Plus the various ones scattered around everywhere.

luthein
July 23rd, 2011, 08:39 PM
So pretty, epigrrl!

Isala
July 23rd, 2011, 08:56 PM
Thanks for all the great ideas! I think I will try using something I have around the house to improve my current storage situation. Right now, I stuff everything into one of those shoe-box sized tupperware containers. It's... messy.

crysz
July 24th, 2011, 08:23 AM
I store all of mine in several caboodles.

archel
July 24th, 2011, 09:44 PM
My sticks and forks are in a glass next to two glasses of makeup brushes on my vanity. I find if I don't have them out then I forget to use them, so I took them out of my "hair drawer." I also don't have nearly so many toys as you guys, since I get attached to certain ones and then use them nearly every day (like my purpleheart hair fork I got on etsy).

mwedzi
February 8th, 2012, 07:24 PM
An update on my storage, just added more pieces.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/mwedzi/Hair%202012/toy_storage.jpg

sarah061
February 8th, 2012, 09:17 PM
Ooh, thanks for updating this thread mwedzi! Your sticks and ficcares are so gorgeous!!

This is probably my most favorite thread on LHC, I *love* seeing everyone's toys and storage ideas <3

I'm using this hot pink plastic organizer I got at Wal-Mart - it works quite well but I always end up leaving all my toys and pins around the house in random places where ever I took them out. So hard to stay organized!!

Long_hair_bear
February 9th, 2012, 04:57 AM
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SandyQ?section_id=7958706

MaRo
February 9th, 2012, 11:46 AM
a friend sewed it for me :D
its hanging on my sleep room door
http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/wansbehangeulenk.jpg

dfotw
February 9th, 2012, 11:59 AM
Oh wow, MaRo, that's amazing! :thud:

Long_hair_bear
February 9th, 2012, 12:09 PM
a friend sewed it for me :D
its hanging on my sleep room door
http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/wansbehangeulenk.jpg


Ah, I want one! And in the same color too. ;)

pepperminttea
February 9th, 2012, 12:43 PM
MaRo that is amazing! Any chance your friend takes commissions? ;) I have been fruitlessly searching for something just like that on Etsy.

islandboo
February 9th, 2012, 03:13 PM
mwedzi, your storage bowl is wonderful - I love how it looks like a secret hairtoy garden.

MaRo, I'm with pepperminttea: that is exactly what I have been wanting for my forks!

LadyG
February 9th, 2012, 03:29 PM
MaRo - would you be able to post the dimensions of this? Thank you.

Calaelen
February 9th, 2012, 08:48 PM
http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac210/luthienc/022-1.jpg

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac210/luthienc/021-1.jpg

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac210/luthienc/019.jpg

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac210/luthienc/018.jpg

I love how I do my stick arrangement, but I now have so many combs, I think
I'll have to come up with a stylish hanging retreat for them :) Much like MaRo's

Vercelli
February 9th, 2012, 09:37 PM
OMG that's incredible!:eye: So many lovely pieces and so nicely arranged!!

I wish I had enough space to do something similar with my stuff (which isn't as pretty as yours).

paper
February 10th, 2012, 05:19 AM
That is an amazing collection Calaelen, and it's pretty the way you have everything set up.


I use a Jewelry Armoire for my hair toys, jewelry and make-up.

Viola88
February 10th, 2012, 06:37 AM
THANKS for all the inspiration. All my hair toys/tools are in my vanity cabinet drawers. They need to come out into the light and show themselves off :D

Sherene
February 10th, 2012, 01:53 PM
a friend sewed it for me :D
its hanging on my sleep room door


This is so beautiful! I love the fabric with those cute owls :).
And you have a very impressive hair toy collection :D.

Fiferstone
February 11th, 2012, 01:29 PM
here's mine :)

barrettes and clips on a dresser scarf hung on the wall: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=4590&pictureid=72992

Sticks in a ceramic toothbrush holder:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=4590&pictureid=72993

Large bows and combs in flowerpots on top of mirror (that holds my makeup):
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=4590&pictureid=72991

Calaelen
February 18th, 2012, 11:27 PM
:o I am definitely an addict, and Vintage Comb enabler..lol. Also displayed are some of my many trinket boxes..they're my other obsession. Oh, and one day I'll show you guys my jewellery collection, and set up, you fall over.

NormaJean
February 19th, 2012, 12:13 AM
Man, I knew I was a slob..... but am I really the only one who just has everything shoved in a drawer in the bathroom???

MaRo
February 19th, 2012, 06:45 AM
MaRo - would you be able to post the dimensions of this? Thank you.

you are welcome :)
length: 110cm, width: 46cm. did you still need other dimensions?

pepperminttea, islandboo, Long_hair_bear: i will ask her ;)

LadyG
February 19th, 2012, 07:41 AM
Thank you MaRo! That's all that I need, I can do the rest looking at your lovely picture and hair toys. :)

Becky9679
February 19th, 2012, 07:55 AM
Meet Maurice the vampire skull! My husband bought him for my birthday last year and he's perfect for keeping hair toys in. Admittedly I don't have a particularly large collection yet but there's plenty of space to fill (he's actually meant to be a candle holder for one of those massive pillar candles).
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8101&pictureid=126683

Lippytoes
February 20th, 2012, 05:10 AM
Meet Maurice the vampire skull! My husband bought him for my birthday last year and he's perfect for keeping hair toys in. Admittedly I don't have a particularly large collection yet but there's plenty of space to fill (he's actually meant to be a candle holder for one of those massive pillar candles).
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8101&pictureid=126683

That is awesome. :D

PixxieStix
February 20th, 2012, 04:59 PM
Wow, this thread has been quite inspirational! Last night after I purchased my first small collection of hair toys, I was trying to think up ways to store them to keep them displayed and easy to get to, but safe at the same time. My bathroom can get quite humid, which I know is bad for metal, but I also want my toys within easy reach, and have no mirror in my bedroom (plus bad lighting!). Hmmmm... anyway, I saw an idea with containers filled with pebbles/rice/beads with sticks stuck in them, and am loving that idea, but the ones on this thread are so pretty too. I am definitely going to have to show my fiance some of your collections so he can't ever get mad at me for my small and very reasonable one. :D

As for the moment, I have my three hair sticks, scrunchies, Fakkare, silver comb, bobby pins, some small claw clips, and flowers in a pink patterned Clinique make-up bag. Very un-organized, although I did just clean it out over the weekend.

Looks like I'll be off to the craft store to get a pretty container or two for my new toys, and maybe a mirror for the bedroom so I don't have to be torn about keeping metal toys in the bathroom. Unless people here haven't had a problem with doing that, as in their hair toys don't tarnish/rust? *hopeful look*

curlsgalore
February 20th, 2012, 06:02 PM
I made a toy hanger for my forks and few ficcares. I sewed it from a variety of fabrics and hung it on a hanger. It has multiple pockets of various widths and depths, works wonderfully! I keep my sticks in a mesh metal pencil holder. Maybe I can post a picture sometime. :)

mz_butterfly
February 20th, 2012, 10:30 PM
Considering that all I have is a few bobby pins and barrettes I don't have need for a lot of space. I keep my little items in a make up case. I am hoping my hair will grow long enough to be able to use sticks and clips and the like within 6 months to a year so I will think about what storage I will need for the future.

kidari
February 21st, 2012, 09:39 PM
All my practical things are sorted by category in separate drawers in the linen closet. Anything that I use daily or most often are the the bathroom drawer in kitchen utensil organizers. Pretty hair toys that I use the most are in old glass candle votives that I use to put lipsticks and eyeliners I use the most often. Some more hair toys are in my pencil holder on my desk. I also always have one in my purse at all times.

WaterMusic
February 28th, 2012, 11:38 PM
My bathroom organizer:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9872&pictureid=127421

And a close up of the hair relevant section:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9872&pictureid=127422

It is really awesome, I love it so much and I hope it never breaks because I have no idea how to get another one. My mum bought it for me about ten years ago, and we don't know who made it.

Olga-Freya
February 28th, 2012, 11:59 PM
I store all my hair sticks in two containers that supposed to keep a toothbrushes, small combs etc in travels. This containers are nice, closed... and yellow :D

Lissandria
February 29th, 2012, 04:50 AM
I store my hairtoys in a box I bought from IKEA, then sanded, and varnished after glueing on some paper. The drawers are nice and deep, so they fit all of my toys with room to spare :)
I really have enjoyed seeing how everyone stores their pretties.

http://i39.tinypic.com/bg5obt.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/o7214z.jpg

PixxieStix
March 4th, 2012, 09:43 AM
I haaaaaaaave one! :D :cheese: :D

So this is what I came up with for storing my hair toys, my fiance finally fixed whatever it was that wasn't letting me upload photos for a few months there, and once I get the last two hair forks on their way I'll post a photo with all my toys in it, but for now, here is my storage/ hair toy display!

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr307/sakoria/My&#37;20Hair%20Journey/100_3134.jpg

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr307/sakoria/My%20Hair%20Journey/100_3137.jpg

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr307/sakoria/My%20Hair%20Journey/100_3136.jpg

dwell_in_safety
March 4th, 2012, 06:25 PM
I only have three flexi8's and one hairstick at the moment, but I've finally begun to properly store them in two jars on the back of the toilet. :) Not worth posting a picture of, but it's decent enough; perhaps in a year, when I have six more toys, I'll post one haha.

PrincessBob
March 7th, 2012, 11:44 AM
Here is a picture of the storage method we use for my hair-things on the bedroom wall of our old apartment.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/Princess_Bob/hair/toystorage.jpg
This is currently hanging in the bedroom closet at my new place, which I need to fix, because it faces sideways in there and I never see anything.
It is made from a heavy duty metal trousers hanger clipped onto a 7+ foot rainbow scarf (given to me as a Christmas present years ago by a friend who knows me well and loves me a lot, but was too itchy for me to wear) which has been folded to make a few panels. Some things like head bands and hair ties end up on the belt hook while sticks, pins, forks and flexis are woven through the knit.
I need to find a way to store my Moons in a safe, yet visible place, though. They get little use because they live in a pretty wood box that cannot stay open since Vesuvius thinks Moons are his toys.
This happened once, "Oh, I think I want to wear the maple Moon today...:bigeyes: No, put that down, my kitty." Once in a while, Vesuvius even takes a flying leap at the scarf, but so far no harm... so far. :uhh:

curlsgalore
March 7th, 2012, 12:02 PM
I store my hairtoys in a box I bought from IKEA, then sanded, and varnished after glueing on some paper. The drawers are nice and deep, so they fit all of my toys with room to spare :)
I really have enjoyed seeing how everyone stores their pretties.

http://i39.tinypic.com/bg5obt.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/o7214z.jpg

Ooooo I like this idea!

shirohane
March 7th, 2012, 07:14 PM
I bought a set of cheap plastic drawers and some plastic baskets.

At first, I wanted to buy a makeup box but then I realized that they might not be big enough for all my hair toys.

BlueMuse
March 7th, 2012, 09:00 PM
I have a whole wall in my closet devoted to hair clips. I run ribbon and tack it in various places, then I put the clips on it. Some hair sticks and odd shaped forks are in shoe boxes wrapped in tissue paper or individual boxes. A lot of my hair sticks are stored in cups.

The downside of the ribbon method is everything is exposed, and it has to have clips to hold to the ribbon. The upside is that I can see all my clips and just pick off the wall.

perkidanman
March 8th, 2012, 11:48 AM
I just keep mine in one of those pencil holders for offices.

13bodies
March 8th, 2012, 12:26 PM
Wall-mounted vases for my chopsticks and short hairsticks. I have a hanging makeup bag with pockets for my long hairsticks, and one of those over the door shoe holder things for ficcares, forks, clips, etc (I clip 'em to the pockets.) Scarves are draped over the vases, leftover sticks go in cups. Elastics go around various sticks, and spin pins, hair pins, etc, go in a wee plastic storage thing with drawers. Buffs I use to hold up my hair when wet so they are usually drying off somewhere near the bed. Bandannas are often being slept on/played with by cats.

I'm a messy hair toy 'ho. :bounce:

styric
March 8th, 2012, 01:36 PM
Mine are in a wedgewood milk jug filled with rice. The really short bone sticks, scrunchies, pins etc are in a crystal candy dish I got off freecycle

skaempfer
March 8th, 2012, 02:01 PM
Dang, you people are organized! I keep mine in a pencil box, a mug and an old quality street tin! If they're lucky. Mostly, they're all over the place.

GRU
March 8th, 2012, 03:12 PM
Dang, you people are organized! I keep mine in a pencil box, a mug and an old quality street tin! If they're lucky. Mostly, they're all over the place.

Sounds familiar.... coat pockets, jacket pockets, desk at home, desk at work, table next to couch where I read, console of my car, between the couch cushions.....

Kitsu
March 8th, 2012, 04:10 PM
>>
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in a carrier bag on the floor in the bedroom...

I've yet to find a perma home bt I only have three hair sticks and I've got to throw out a lot of damaging toys that I'll no longer use yet.

Mi-chan666
March 11th, 2012, 01:21 AM
Like this:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/Mi-chan666/DSC_0002-7.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/Mi-chan666/DSC_0003-8.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/Mi-chan666/DSC_0004-5.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/Mi-chan666/DSC_0005-7.jpg

<3 I love it

Lissandria
March 11th, 2012, 01:53 AM
Excellent taste in hair toys, Mi-chan666, we have many overlapping ficcares and at least one flexi-8. I am also coveting your green ketylo! :D

Mi-chan666
March 11th, 2012, 03:58 AM
Really, Lissandria? :) Which Flexis and Ficcare do you have?

I didn't have all my hairtoys on this picture, since I was wearing one (an acrylic ketylo) and some were still cluttered around the house ^^

skaempfer
March 13th, 2012, 11:41 AM
Like this:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/Mi-chan666/DSC_0002-7.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/Mi-chan666/DSC_0003-8.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/Mi-chan666/DSC_0004-5.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/Mi-chan666/DSC_0005-7.jpg

<3 I love it

He he he.

That's not storage, that's a shrine. Not that that's a bad thing :cheese:

GRU
March 13th, 2012, 07:18 PM
He he he.

That's not storage, that's a shrine. Not that that's a bad thing :cheese:

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Vanilla
March 13th, 2012, 07:34 PM
I have all my toys stored in a metal hello kitty lunchbox. It keeps my toys safe and dry even if I forget and leave the whole thing in the bathroom.

Johanna
March 14th, 2012, 12:25 AM
I have a few different places for mine. If I take my toys out during the day I have a hammered metal decorative cup I place them in that is on the side table next to the couch.
In my ensuite i have a deep plate that I put all my sticks and forks on, with my small clips I have them in a matching teacup. It looks quite nice all together.

The reason why I don't just put my hair toys straight in my bathroom is the fact that my townhouse is three stories tall and I'm lazy lol.

MaRo
March 18th, 2012, 11:32 AM
current storrage
click opens a new (very huge orginal dimension) window
http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/storrage.JPG (http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/storrage_gro%C3%9F.JPG)

PrincessBob
March 18th, 2012, 12:41 PM
current storrage
click opens a new (very huge orginal dimension) window
http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/storrage.JPG (http://mondkind.channel-berlin.de/storrage_gro%C3%9F.JPG)

MaRo, I don't know whether to congratulate you or stage an intervention. that is an amazing :thud: collection and a super cool hair organizer!

lapushka
March 18th, 2012, 01:29 PM
MaRo, I don't know whether to congratulate you or stage an intervention. that is an amazing :thud: collection and a super cool hair organizer!

Yes it is! :agree:

pepperminttea
April 5th, 2012, 06:09 AM
Here's my current storage. I'm still doing the "large weave blanket folded over a long bit of wood and hung up" method. :p Not entirely elegant, but cheap and effective.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9614&pictureid=130194
Click for larger. (http://i.imgur.com/Kseai.jpg) :)


My ficcares wouldn't live on it securely, so they're clipped over my toiletries holder, which looks kind of like this (http://i.imgur.com/Wti0j.jpg) but with dark lilac fabric.

Venefica
April 5th, 2012, 08:27 AM
Have you guys sewn those wall hanging storage things for hair toys? They are amazing, and that shelf with the sand bowls is so pretty.

This is how I store my hairstick collection. The buckets are from Clas Ohlson and they are a set connected by a bar which can be attached to the wall. I have a few more hairsticks but this is more of them. I need to get another set of these buckets though as this one is pretty full, and I also need some way to store my stick barrettes and regular barrettes as well as clips and scrunchies and the like to get my entire hair toy collection organized.

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/6751/img7299l.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/835/img7299l.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Lippytoes
April 6th, 2012, 11:50 AM
Pepperminttea and Venefica, I'm experiencing some serious hair toy envy now! ;)

Venefica
April 6th, 2012, 12:23 PM
Well you know, once one starts it is hard to limit oneself to just a few. :P

GRU
April 6th, 2012, 12:27 PM
Well you know, once one starts it is hard to limit oneself to just a few. :P

Especially if you hang around THIS place... bunch of crazy enablers !!! :lol:

Venefica
April 6th, 2012, 12:36 PM
Yeah, but then most of us are not that hard to enable. I mean I have never understood the shoe thing, why the stereotypical woman shopper is crazy about shoes and can not get enough of them, but after I have started collecting hairsticks I do understand the mentality, though I wear my retail therapy in my hair and not on my feet. :P

pepperminttea
April 6th, 2012, 01:55 PM
Lippytoes, it happens without you even realising! ;)


Ditto Venefica, I have a single figure amount of pairs of shoes, and I despise shoe shopping more any other kind of shopping. Hairtoys though? Well, let's just say my hair is a lot easier to buy for! :p

VikingVampChick
April 6th, 2012, 02:13 PM
Sisters! Hate most typical "girly" shopping. Clothes & shoes - evil, but must be done, shoe shopping slightly more tolerable. Purse shopping - better, but I'm picky & cheap.

However - books, movies/tv shows, hairtoys - outta my way :D

pepperminttea
April 6th, 2012, 02:24 PM
Sisters! Hate most typical "girly" shopping. Clothes & shoes - evil, but must be done, shoe shopping slightly more tolerable. Purse shopping - better, but I'm picky & cheap.

However - books, movies/tv shows, hairtoys - outta my way :D

:lol: Me too! "Girly" shopping is such a chore, but Amazon and Etsy? I'm there!

GRU
April 6th, 2012, 02:25 PM
Sisters! Hate most typical "girly" shopping. Clothes & shoes - evil, but must be done, shoe shopping slightly more tolerable. Purse shopping - better, but I'm picky & cheap.

However - books, movies/tv shows, hairtoys - outta my way :D

And the choir is singing, "AMEN!!!" over here too!

Particularly books and hairtoys... I could spend a week in a library and never leave and be the happiest little camper ever (b/c I can still shop on Etsy from inside the library too!)!!!

jeanniet
April 6th, 2012, 02:37 PM
I have arthritis in one of my big toe joints--which sounds silly, but try walking without moving your big toe!--so I have one brand/one style of shoe and that's all I wear. I do have different colors in that style, though. Buying hair toys is a lot more fun, but really, sometimes it gets a little ridiculous. I need to do a major destashing... :rolleyes:

Venefica
April 6th, 2012, 02:52 PM
Yeah for me it is books, movies, TV shows, computer games, anything science fiction, fantasy and horror or occult. Ritual tools, New Age supplies, Gothic jewelry and hairtoys and a few things like that which I enjoy shopping for. :D

GRU
April 6th, 2012, 02:56 PM
Buying hair toys is a lot more fun, but really, sometimes it gets a little ridiculous. I need to do a major destashing... :rolleyes:

<trotting off to stalk the Swap Board.... when jeanniet destashes, GRU snags de loot!>

Venefica
April 6th, 2012, 03:34 PM
I really should destash a little myself. Most of what I have bought I love, but I have a picky style. I like things which are Gothic and I have gotten some gifts and bonuses I really should pass on to some who will love them more than I do.

DaniVerde
April 6th, 2012, 03:39 PM
I'm now stalking the swap board as well....

Two people with fabulous collections de-stashing... :thud:

VikingVampChick
April 6th, 2012, 05:37 PM
I'm with Dani :)

Venefica - I would recommend anything by Charlaine Harris. Sookie/TB is her only supernatural and/or Gothicy series, but her other books are great! Also, I just finished "Witchling" by Yasmine Galenorn. It's the first in a supernatural/Fae series about 3 half-human/half-Fae/Sidhe sisters - witch, vampire & a shifter/Were.

Long_hair_bear
April 6th, 2012, 07:18 PM
http://www.etsy.com/listing/85056690/teddy-bear-love-medium-hairtoy-organizer I'd love this for my hair toys!

Venefica
April 6th, 2012, 11:12 PM
Venefica - I would recommend anything by Charlaine Harris. Sookie/TB is her only supernatural and/or Gothicy series, but her other books are great! Also, I just finished "Witchling" by Yasmine Galenorn. It's the first in a supernatural/Fae series about 3 half-human/half-Fae/Sidhe sisters - witch, vampire & a shifter/Were.

I have several of the Southern Vampire Mysteries and they are indeed good books. Witchling sounds interesting I will have to check that one out. Thank you for the books suggestions.

Long Hair Bear that is a nice organizer, and the seller have other nice ones at her store as well, like the Night Owl one.

Lippytoes
April 7th, 2012, 03:17 AM
I've been thinking that I really need more hairsticks (especially since I snapped one of my favourites! Boo!), and this thread is definitely helping with the enabling. :D

Long_hair_bear
April 7th, 2012, 07:03 AM
I have several of the Southern Vampire Mysteries and they are indeed good books. Witchling sounds interesting I will have to check that one out. Thank you for the books suggestions.

Long Hair Bear that is a nice organizer, and the seller have other nice ones at her store as well, like the Night Owl one.

Ya she's making me an extra large one! Hurray for birthday money! I love teddy bears, so that one seemed perfect for me. Also you can hang this organizer in a closet or on the back of the door. :D

skaempfer
April 7th, 2012, 09:17 AM
<trotting off to stalk the Swap Board.... when jeanniet destashes, GRU snags de loot!>

Look! Over there! Half price special on henna!

(skaempfer sneaks ahead of GRU)

Mwa ha ha ha ha ha!:demon:

GRU
April 7th, 2012, 02:00 PM
Look! Over there! Half price special on henna!

(skaempfer sneaks ahead of GRU)

Mwa ha ha ha ha ha!:demon:

Nice try, but I get my henna so cheap (and in such bulk) that I never even flinched.

Now, if you'd said a blue or purple acrylic hairstick, that would be another story! :eyebrows:

DaniVerde
April 7th, 2012, 02:03 PM
*waves purple acrylic hair stick at GRU*

Go, skaempfer, run for it!!!! :D

GRU
April 7th, 2012, 03:35 PM
*waves purple acrylic hair stick at GRU*

Go, skaempfer, run for it!!!! :D

You catch on quickly, for a newcomer at LHC! :lol:

DaniVerde
April 7th, 2012, 04:36 PM
You catch on quickly, for a newcomer at LHC! :lol:

I'm a quick study, sometimes :D

partlycloudy
June 4th, 2012, 07:42 PM
You lot are nothing but lousy enablers!

This is my favourite thread on LHC right now.

Venefica
June 4th, 2012, 08:08 PM
I think I will have to get a hold of an organizer like that at some point, I have boxes to keep my hairsticks in, though I need more of them now as I have run out of room in the four boxes I have, however I go to visit my mother regularly and I need something to keep the hairsticks I bring while I go visiting safe.

Long_hair_bear
June 5th, 2012, 05:59 AM
I think I will have to get a hold of an organizer like that at some point, I have boxes to keep my hairsticks in, though I need more of them now as I have run out of room in the four boxes I have, however I go to visit my mother regularly and I need something to keep the hairsticks I bring while I go visiting safe.

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/becky_bear_is_cute/e68ac8dc.jpg



:D here's my extremely full, need a second one organizer! It rolls up and ties shut for easy transportation.

afu
June 5th, 2012, 09:17 AM
I'm mostly a stick/fork kinda girl so mine just live in a mug on my desk

faellen
June 5th, 2012, 04:08 PM
Currently, all mine are in a CD storage box. Some are in seperate bags, some aren't. Think I'll have to upgrade in size soon enough, lol.

Venefica
June 5th, 2012, 04:11 PM
That is a nice collection of hair toys Long Hair Bear.

WaterMusic
June 5th, 2012, 04:43 PM
I have one of Nativwomn's organizers too, I highly recommend them. Wonderful for travel, although I don't keep them in it normally. With the way my bathroom is set up, it is easier for me to use my over the door organizer.

Loviatar
August 16th, 2012, 11:36 AM
I keep my sticks in two of those office desk pencil/pen organisers, and forks and Ficcares on a knit scarf which Kwaniesiam made for me years ago. I've pinned it (ok... nailed it) to the wall. :D

Embrace1913
August 16th, 2012, 03:49 PM
I really love everyone's ideas and photos! Yall have given me some great ideas and have inspired me to expand my hair toy collection :)

Natalia
September 25th, 2012, 10:10 PM
Was going to get a no tarnish silverare chest but its impractical for my current needs so im thinking this - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057ASJJC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER - for my most used items. I can find it cheaper elsewhere im sure but i like that i can separate my sticks, pins, and combs and keep my most used in the lipstick/brush holder section and tray on top. And a big plus for th neat freak in my its easy to clean!

Right now i have my sticks and combs in an old long pill box and most of the rest in an old makeup box with some decorative combs on a glass plate. I also keep a cute bowl next to my bed to toss things in till they get back to their propper place so i dont lose them. I want a vanity so badly that way all my toys and styling items are right there with a nice seat and mirror.

PerkyCurlz
September 26th, 2012, 09:14 PM
www.etsy.com/listing/42571947/hair-stick-organizer (http://www.etsy.com/listing/42571947/hair-stick-organizer)
I requested them to be done in cherry...
I WANT THIS! I will have to make room for it when we renovate our master bathroom.



Here's my current storage. I'm still doing the "large weave blanket folded over a long bit of wood and hung up" method. I know I'm breaking the 10th Commandment here, but I wouldn't leave me alone with some of your pretties if I were you. :whistle: That s-curve hair stick is soooo interesting and cool.

Long_hair_bear
February 24th, 2013, 08:34 AM
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/becky_bear_is_cute/aae58610dd1cffcf226ab04bb0ef0ea9.jpg

For my hair toys that don't fit in my organizers :)

Marli
March 19th, 2013, 06:14 AM
A nice girl made this Flexi organizer for me:

http://www.abload.de/img/dscn1533zui7s.jpg http://www.abload.de/img/dscn1534rkdpq.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/dscn1540u3fei.jpg

I love it!

mz_butterfly
March 21st, 2013, 06:36 PM
At this point hair toys are bobby pins and barrettes, so they're in a pencil case. One day when my hair grows maybe I will need an out building!

dajanchen
March 22nd, 2013, 02:44 PM
Since I moved into my partners flat my two collections became merged. Must say that this was a bit embarrassing. :o
On the cabinet on the left are my earrings, jewelry and my GTS hairtanas (need a big display for all of them LOL) then my old singer sewing machine table with all of my sticks. On the wall is my selfmade Utensilo which holds my forks. Love my side of the room. :disco:

http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/dajanchen/IMG_0162_zps17eb4498.jpg

Long_hair_bear
June 18th, 2013, 08:13 PM
New nativwomn hair toy oranizer! yay geisha!

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/becky_bear_is_cute/78234406a669398f9b5a0cd4ce0c9571.jpg

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/becky_bear_is_cute/63339542c888f925f5f9cbdcae36c19e.jpg

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/becky_bear_is_cute/ab1b00fb635a4a26f319d7493e58ca36.jpg

gossamer
June 18th, 2013, 08:36 PM
I never really had a decent hair toy storage system until my SO found a silverware/desk organizer tray that was perfect for them! I don't have many fancy toys so it would be odd for me to display all my chop sticks turned into hair sticks...

http://xae.xanga.com/47fe167262333285172082/m227589336.jpg

For the time being, my earrings are stored here too. I have a place to hang them, but I didn't bring it with me when we temporarily moved.

Natalia
June 18th, 2013, 10:17 PM
I never really had a decent hair toy storage system until my SO found a silverware/desk organizer tray that was perfect for them! I don't have many fancy toys so it would be odd for me to display all my chop sticks turned into hair sticks...

http://xae.xanga.com/47fe167262333285172082/m227589336.jpg

For the time being, my earrings are stored here too. I have a place to hang them, but I didn't bring it with me when we temporarily moved.

Oh thats even better than mine! Do you know where they bought it? And also do you remember where you got the leaf stick? im in LOVE with it :D.

I finally have my hairtoy arrangment mostly sorted out. It goes in a similar desk organizer in the top shallow drawer of my highboy. The top two drawers are lingere type so they wont fit much else but the organizer fits great.

gossamer
June 18th, 2013, 11:12 PM
You're not going to like this! I'm in Taiwan.

I bought the organizer at Carrefour, a French big box store chain. It's a local Taiwanese brand, however, and I can't remember the name or find it on their website anymore.

I bought the stick from a online retailer in Taiwan: http://www.pcstore.com.tw/showtaiwan/M12954300.htm It was very cheap, about $10US, but I don't know if they ship internationally.

Natalia
June 19th, 2013, 01:14 AM
You're not going to like this! I'm in Taiwan.

I bought the organizer at Carrefour, a French big box store chain. It's a local Taiwanese brand, however, and I can't remember the name or find it on their website anymore.

I bought the stick from a online retailer in Taiwan: http://www.pcstore.com.tw/showtaiwan/M12954300.htm It was very cheap, about $10US, but I don't know if they ship internationally.

Ahhh bummer about that but thank you for the link t the stick i will check them out. I plan to check out more organizers when i go to target now i have a good visual of what i want.

sapphire-o
June 19th, 2013, 01:38 AM
I use boxes to store all the sticks. For Ficcare I use a jewelry organizer. Each compartment holds one clip exactly and the zipper make them less exposed to air (metal tarnish very fast in this area). Like this one but mine is brown/olive. http://www.dressbarn.com/detail/hanging-jewelry-organizer-with-zippered-pockets/101400980

Hairitic
June 19th, 2013, 10:38 AM
I have a crocheted afghan about 36" x 60" hung from a curtain rod attached to the top of the wall next to my dresser. Most of my sticks, forks, Flexis and Ficarres are interwoven in it and can easily be seen anytime. Works perfectly. :happydance: I do have a display box holding 12 LongLocks Sticks on my dresser as well. My antique pieces are in small boxes in my jewelry armoire. I have waaaay too many hair toys, lol. :applause

nobeltonya
June 19th, 2013, 10:57 AM
My shoulder bag.. in the bottom, loose, are my hair sticks and my straight 6" 2-prong fork [plain one I got on Amazon]. In the front section in an inside side pocket is my upzing!. And in the back section in a side zip pocket are my spin pins, elastics/scrunchie and my curved 4.5" 2-prong fork [came with the other one]. Always handy whenever I need them! :) Along with an assortment of smooth pens which also work for some updos.. :disco:

gossamer
June 20th, 2013, 12:45 AM
I have a crocheted afghan about 36" x 60" hung from a curtain rod attached to the top of the wall next to my dresser. Most of my sticks, forks, Flexis and Ficarres are interwoven in it and can easily be seen anytime. Works perfectly. :happydance: I do have a display box holding 12 LongLocks Sticks on my dresser as well. My antique pieces are in small boxes in my jewelry armoire. I have waaaay too many hair toys, lol. :applause

I love this idea! Crochet is my favorite thing to do and I've been thinking about how to incorporate more of it into home decor.

heidi w.
June 20th, 2013, 02:05 PM
I put all my small hair decore in a drawer, which is easy to pull out. The rest of the stuff goes in vintage, I don't know what they're called, lipstick holders and pencil holders, best way to describe them. Then my hair combs are all in boxes.
This makes it super easy to access stuff, which I hardly ever do anymore.
heidi w.

rowie
June 20th, 2013, 02:08 PM
I use boxes to store all the sticks. For Ficcare I use a jewelry organizer. Each compartment holds one clip exactly and the zipper make them less exposed to air (metal tarnish very fast in this area). Like this one but mine is brown/olive. http://www.dressbarn.com/detail/hanging-jewelry-organizer-with-zippered-pockets/101400980

Thanks for the link! I like this idea. I usually keep my Ficcares in an air tight proof box, but they are all hidden because I fear it tarnishing from the light and air since a lot of them are silver coated. Do you find the tarnishing faster if you keep it in this container?

eresh
June 20th, 2013, 04:38 PM
Bedroom:
I have a few of those old silver ficcare boxes.
Those are used to store...Ficcares, each is wrapped in bubblewrap and then in the box.
One box for maximas and one for ficcarrissimos, and box for all my Flexi's.
(I need a new one because the flexi's hardly fit in it anymore)
This keeps everything dust free and protected from sunlight.

Bathroom:
Hairsticks are all in a small office box.
Some in their own little boxes in there.
All 60th street forks are in a flat box in which they were shipped.
Each in their own soft pouch too.
All other hairthings, amish pins, elastics etc are in a drawer.

Only my go-to stick and fork for at home (when I clean the house etc) are out all the time.
It shows, they are both dymondwood and have discoloured quit a lot!!
They lay besides my comb and brush on the bathroomcounter.

Long_hair_bear
June 25th, 2013, 04:04 PM
Ye olde wall of hair toys:

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/becky_bear_is_cute/15b3ff62721213efca7542fc8112ff20.jpg

Tootsie
July 7th, 2013, 02:05 PM
My hair just got to SL and I found I can stick a pen in it and keep it up so I immediately searched this forum and bought multiple forks and sticks from recommended vendors. Went to visit my mom and she helped me whip this up.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/linustootsie/9231438787/

gingerclip
July 16th, 2013, 01:39 PM
Seeing everyone's storage solutions makes me cringe when I think of how mine are all shoved in a plastic bin in a drawer in my bathroom. We're getting ready to remodel the bathroom which means I'll be reorganizing everything in the vanity. That should be the perfect time to come up with a new way to organize my hair accessories.

Vanilla
July 17th, 2013, 03:46 PM
I just bought myself a custom organizer from Nativwoman, and it fits all my pretties inside! I just have enough room inside for everything I own currently.

Brattina88
October 1st, 2013, 05:13 PM
I love all of these!!! I've gotten so many good ideas for my small (but quickly growing) collection... Would you guys kill me if I *bumped* it? In case anyone has updated pics or any new ideas :o

truepeacenik
November 11th, 2013, 04:31 PM
I have to have mine where I can see them. I have three containers with dried beans for sticks and forks.
However, if you have blue or purple dymondwood, you will eventually have grey dymondwood.

I did just order this for travel:
https://www.etsy.com/transaction/159999266?ref=fb2_tnx_title

And thanks to enablers, I also got a glass straw dispenser to use with my glass straws.

What I'm struggling with is RC moons. How to store/display those?

Long_hair_bear
November 11th, 2013, 04:38 PM
I store mine in my nativwomn organizer.... I had her put pockets in just for my moons :)

Kelli Kat
November 11th, 2013, 04:52 PM
I store mine in my nativwomn organizer.... I had her put pockets in just for my moons :)

How much stuff do her organizers hold? I was looking at them a while back, I couldn't tell.

Long_hair_bear
November 11th, 2013, 06:07 PM
How much stuff do her organizers hold? I was looking at them a while back, I couldn't tell.

Depends on what size you get (ie. small, medium, large, or extra large organizer) and how many fork/stick/moon/ficcare etc you have. If your forks are all wide, you'll have fewer pockets than an oragnizer soley for hair sticks. :)

Emichiee
November 11th, 2013, 06:11 PM
OMG I totally misinterpreted the title of this thread! :lol:

I thought of children's toys...so I was going to share all my tips and tricks on how to keep the house neat and help small children organize!

I would not trust my son with my hair toys though :P


I have my hair toys stored on a paintbrush holder made of bamboo. It has little cotton pockets.

truepeacenik
November 11th, 2013, 06:29 PM
I use one of those, for, gasp, paint brushes.
Mine gets put in an overstuffed back pack, dropped, tossed around by baggage handlers (painting gigs are my only exception to my one bag rule), water spilled on it, and after seven years, it's still going strong, except I replaced the original elastic ties.

Great choice, Emi!

wrh452
November 11th, 2013, 07:45 PM
I have a small plastic tub that I keep on the counter.

Shoga
November 12th, 2013, 09:09 AM
Right now my hair sticks are in a glass jar that I got at the craft store. All my pins are in a little wooden bowl that a friend made, and that's about it.

I'm in the process of setting up a vanity area in the other half of my walk-in closet (I don't have room for it anywhere else, and stuff can be protected from sunlight in there). I'd like to try making my own hanging organizer since I have some cute cotton prints that I need to use up. :D

Eden Iris
November 12th, 2013, 11:24 AM
Wooden forks and sticks, Flexi-8s, and Ficcares are stored in little fabric bags inside a basket in a drawer I've annexed in my husband's dresser, when they're properly put away. Most of the time, whatever I've worn recently is in a glass jar on my dresser with the acrylic and metal sticks.

Amish pins and a couple of fancy bobby pins live in a glass box with my rings.

Claw clips (what? I use em for pre-henna sectioning!) and ties go in another basket in the same drawer. I keep at least one big claw in the shower for non-wash days.

There is also a metal box of communal hair ties on my bookshelf; my kids and husband are all longhairs.

truepeacenik
November 12th, 2013, 12:56 PM
I have communal hair ties, too.
Learned to hand wash them once in a while.

I'm the last user. My pony circumference is three times my partner's.

Eden Iris
November 12th, 2013, 01:05 PM
I have communal hair ties, too.
Learned to hand wash them once in a while.

That's a good idea, although I can usually count on the kids to lose them before they get too gross.

curlsgalore
November 12th, 2013, 05:34 PM
I made a hanging holder with pockets and that's where I keep all my forks (antler, woods, dymondwoods and acrylic) and my thicker sticks like LadyIduns and Eauduard sticks. The holder is attached to a hanger on which my ficcare clips are clipped and my knee ficcare headband. I have a mesh pencil holder in which my hairsticks are in (it's pretty full). I have 3 different zip pouches that I've made. In one I have all my Quattro pieces, another all my flexi-8's and miscellaneous pins and the other holds my spin pins and other miscellaneous pins. This does not count all my bobby pins or hair ties. :D

Treble Bolt
November 14th, 2013, 09:02 AM
I just have ponytails....I put them either on our bedroom dresser, in a little decorative wheelbarrow in our living area, or around our soap dispenser in the bathroom....basically a few are put everywhere where I most commonly do my hair....

truepeacenik
November 14th, 2013, 09:17 AM
Ha! Treblebolt, I use one conditioner with a pump and it always has at least one elastic around it. Max of, oh, nine.


I also have a mini carabiner keychain with a few. I don't use the car much, and leaving them in a hot car shortens their useful life.

They are supposed to be on their original card. If they stretch out too much to stay on it at all, they are done.

I wash them because my partner works in an environment with agricultural chemicals. He treats sick trees, and some application methods have minor blow back, but then he sweats, so it's all grotty.

jacqueline101
November 16th, 2013, 10:59 AM
I have a large tote for my shampoo conditioner
One for oils one for leave in and deep conditioners another for cholesterol creams. Toys I have three dresser drawers a few wooden treasure chest shaped boxes and one draw string bag. This is after I got rid of my not so appropriate ones damage hair types. Comb and bbb sit on my bathroom vanity with my currently using products.

Venefica
November 20th, 2013, 03:59 AM
I have some plastic cups means to store tools in that I have my hair sticks and forks in. I can see if I get some new pictures of them up, it works well for me.

Lirona
November 20th, 2013, 09:29 PM
I have a mini three-drawer storage thing that I got from Target for the small things, and a vase for my hairsticks (it's pretty small though, and there's almost no room left, yipes! One of my cats steals my ponytail holders (she will even pick the pockets if I leave my pants lying around), but she hasn't found my mini storage yet, thank goodness. I've got my fingers crossed. :lol:

dulce
November 20th, 2013, 10:19 PM
Hubbie made this for my ficcares.I needed a locking display case as we have a member of our family with ''sticky''fingers and things ''disappear'' but it's not our cat.http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l545/chicaaa1/DSC00437.jpg (http://s1123.photobucket.com/user/chicaaa1/media/DSC00437.jpg.html)

elea
March 16th, 2014, 01:40 PM
i found this in a charity shop
i find it perfect for me because all is out of the way of little teeth, little hands and all in one little place (aside pair of acrylics in bathroom, in hair and wooden stick... oh yes... o-oh queue to grab them in travel bag *;O) )
enough room behind the doors for perfume, deodorant alike and a small wicker basket for slide barrette and alike
head bands with scarves as i use either in my hair
maybe this will give some of you ideas

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=10671&attachmentid=9805

the best tip i have is a couple of magnets in the drawers to keep the pins from tangling everywhere

i love the hand sewn fabric holders some of you made *:OD

Nebulae
March 20th, 2014, 09:28 AM
I made this for my hair sticks sometime last week:

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e168/zillzi/_MG_225xstorage_zps5453b661.jpg~original

Forks and clips are currently standing in a porcelain mug, that's where I kept all my hair toys until I got too many of them :lol:

I plan on making a smaller case like the one in the photo for travel purposes, and I need to figure out something more protective for my forks..

DweamGoiL
March 20th, 2014, 10:50 AM
I recently started a couple of similar threads:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=120614&highlight=storage

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=120844&highlight=storage

gingeralex
March 23rd, 2014, 05:06 PM
I keep my collection (if you can call it that with so few toys, I'm on a student budget) is currently in a big jar. I'm wanting to half fill it with something but I don't know what, like, I have rice? But do you think something else would be better?

So jealous of everyone's collections :)

VixenWolfMare
March 23rd, 2014, 09:38 PM
https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/1609885_10202461535232575_2142616828_n.jpg
This is my travel organizer! made by Nativwomn on etsy!

https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/r90/1622711_10202421719277201_874580513_n.jpg
han solo keep some of my sticks safe <3

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/1011318_10200814168169428_1108863952_n.jpg
https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/601596_10201565898842225_345583736_n.jpg
https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/1380840_10201508566648956_1398956633_n.jpg
https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/1236927_10201361429450618_167850914_n.jpg
https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t1.0-9/1001173_10200809202925300_584226388_n.jpg
wall fox organizer by Nativwomn

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/1488834_10202706584478653_1124241002_n.jpg
I actally JUST got this one! so this is the only picky i have. by Nativwomn! <3

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/1924494_10202499761268202_1491723366_n.jpg
My vanity

petitepraline
March 24th, 2014, 10:57 AM
My mini toy collection organization :)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gjt9_P0_kk8/UyOD4pznV9I/AAAAAAAAAIo/VVOj50GyqYo/s1600/DSCN1263.JPG

jupiterinleo
March 24th, 2014, 12:34 PM
VixenWolfMare, I love your Han Solo jar! :crush: And your raven-head fork! That's lovely.

Sterlyn
March 24th, 2014, 03:51 PM
I enjoyed seeing other people's ideas for hair toy storage, it gave me lots of storage ideas as my collection grows. Ignore the dust on my dresser and mirror please:blushing:

I needed some way of storing my forks, got tired of tossing them in my dresser drawer to slide around. I wanted a way to store them upright on my dresser. After much searching on Amazon found this, it's for earrings, but it works fine for my forks. It only has room enough for my favorites, the less loved ones are still in the drawer.:D

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9931&d=1395693290


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9932&d=1395693292

Skade
March 24th, 2014, 04:21 PM
I made this for my hair sticks sometime last week:

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e168/zillzi/_MG_225xstorage_zps5453b661.jpg~original

Forks and clips are currently standing in a porcelain mug, that's where I kept all my hair toys until I got too many of them :lol:

I plan on making a smaller case like the one in the photo for travel purposes, and I need to figure out something more protective for my forks..

Wow Nebulae, Im impressed that you made that yourself. That is a great hair toy organizer! I have ordered two from Nativwomn that I am waiting for. But maybe I should turn to you next time and save some on the shipping fellow Swede :)

oatmealpie
March 24th, 2014, 05:47 PM
What a clever repurpose, Sterlyn! I never would have thought to use an earring display for hair forks, but it keeps them nicely "filed" and accessible.

VixenWolfMare
March 24th, 2014, 07:04 PM
VixenWolfMare, I love your Han Solo jar! :crush: And your raven-head fork! That's lovely.

thanks!! he came from a yard sale. I collect Harrison ford related things. the raven fork was made by SiriusHairtoys (https://www.etsy.com/shop/SiriusHairtoys). she is awesome!!!

VixenWolfMare
March 25th, 2014, 06:23 PM
https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/1939585_10202748641330048_126549913_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/1457694_10202748640850036_474745738_n.jpghttps://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/10155143_10202748641530053_1147946609_n.jpg better photos

Rushli
March 25th, 2014, 06:56 PM
Very clever with the front strip of fabric with the flexis on it, VixenWolfMare .

Nadine <3
March 25th, 2014, 09:37 PM
All 4 of my hair sticks are sitting in a glass A&W mug along with my combs in the bathroom :p

Nebulae
March 27th, 2014, 12:28 PM
Wow Nebulae, Im impressed that you made that yourself. That is a great hair toy organizer! I have ordered two from Nativwomn that I am waiting for. But maybe I should turn to you next time and save some on the shipping fellow Swede :)

Thanks for the compliment! It wasn't that complicated, but then again I consider myself pretty crafty and good at sewing :)

PrincessBob
July 31st, 2014, 12:18 PM
I need another organizer, this one is overwhelmed and it doesn't even include a majority of mt Eaduard sticks.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/Princess_Bob/hair/Wonderfultoystake2_zps6fa8e9b0.jpg

missblueeyes
February 19th, 2015, 03:02 PM
I'm dragging up this thread to show off my nerdy hairtoy storage. :P This used to be my makeup brush holder but hairtoys have a higher priority right now. I do need to think of something for forks, though.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7446/16397221110_b91e2230b4_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qYY3yN)2015-02-19 08.11.14 1 (https://flic.kr/p/qYY3yN) by elina.missblueeyes (https://www.flickr.com/people/127825617@N07/), on Flickr

Missing: 1 60th street fork that's up for trade, a Claires fakkare (in my hair) & my Ravenscroft moon.

bonbon58
February 19th, 2015, 03:11 PM
i keep my hair toys, jewelry, and makeup in this:

http://www.muji.us/store/acrylic-case-5-drawers.html

the ficcares and cheapie jaw clips don't fit, so they go on top of the drawer. i might get a thicker matching drawer for them

missblueeyes
February 19th, 2015, 03:14 PM
i keep my hair toys, jewelry, and makeup in this:

http://www.muji.us/store/acrylic-case-5-drawers.html

the ficcares and cheapie jaw clips don't fit, so they go on top of the drawer. i might get a thicker matching drawer for them

I actually thought about getting one of those for my hairtoys! Good to know that they work. :)

bonbon58
February 19th, 2015, 03:17 PM
I actually thought about getting one of those for my hairtoys! Good to know that they work. :)

be careful, they are quite "shallow" and bulkier toys might not fit! it does fit my jeter fork fine though, even with a velour tray

**edit: if you have mostly sticks and forks, it should be fine :o

DesiMariex3
February 19th, 2015, 05:10 PM
http://i62.tinypic.com/2d933on.png
I kinda have a Hello Kitty obsession...childish I know :p

MINAKO
February 19th, 2015, 06:06 PM
i have a cube shaped flower pot filled with rice for forks and sticks and a weird skull bowl next to it holding elestics, bobby pins and barrettes. i hardly reach for anything in the skull tho.

chen bao jun
February 19th, 2015, 06:14 PM
Well, I've got my towel rack for ficcares. Some glasses vases from the dollar store for sticks and a bracelet holder thing for faux flexis. I kept claws clips in glass bowls. And some just go in my jewelry armoire.

Seems like many of you do rice, I'm wondering if I should

Rushli
February 19th, 2015, 07:21 PM
here is my work in progress.I have a thread around here where I update it as I finish something. Behind this there is another empty spot that I think I will be moving all the flexis and the against the wall is a shelf for oils and such. I have a basket under it for headbands and sticks and a roll up storage organizer by Robot Ninja in the bathroom with all my acrylic sticks.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/rushli/storage/ff3bf49b-5b52-4391-b39c-0d3be01d2d97_zpsnbrzl31e.jpg

caromarpie
February 20th, 2015, 07:50 PM
Here I found this in dollar strore near me. I love it and I can put it in the bathroom and all is safe or most of it is safe. To be more secure at the same dollar strore I found some foam in the craft section and put it in the bottom of the drawer so nothing will move. Here you can see all the drawer one by one.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14997&d=1419919977
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15001&d=1419919986
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15000&d=1419919984
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14998&d=1419919979
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14995&d=1419919972
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14994&d=1419919969
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14996&d=1419919974

Stormynights
February 20th, 2015, 09:13 PM
I like those drawers. I also see your glass sticks. I have a clear one that I love to wear.