Taming Scarves, Corralling Caps

2014-01-28
Art by Clair Hartmann

Art by Clair Hartmann

Well it’s official. My PORTIS coat stand from Ikea works better for coats and hats than for organizing my scarf collection. Granted I may have reached my maximum capacity for scarf storage and might finally have to sacrifice the acquisition of new scarves. Although that sounds rather drastic. I have so few indulgences, and bright scarves make me happy!

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IKEA

Okay then, now to rescue my colourful treasures from their ineffective storage and to try out one or more of these great ideas in the slideshow I’ve compiled. I do have quite a few scarves and need lots of storage, so I keep admiring the ladder image. Or, maybe I’ll try the Ikea towel bars with s-hooks and binder-type clips. But I also really like the shower-curtain rings on a hanger idea. That’s so easy, but it might get bulky. I will keep you posted on what works best for my abundance of scarves. 

Plus I want to find a better solution for storing our baseball caps and wide-rimmed hats. As we don’t have too many ball caps, the stack in the front coat closet works all right but using a hanger with some hooks looks appealing to me! And for my few but delightful summer hats I really like the idea of storing them from hanger hooks.

I feel truly motivated, and I hope you do as well. Anything that can be done to clear clutter and make finding things easier helps raise our joy factor. I say let’s get going! May our creative spark for storage ideas be jump-started with this collection I’ve gathered. Let the organizing commence.

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Source 1  [Ikea stand & most slideshow images from Google.com; a few images from links below]

Additional reading:
http://orgjunkie.com/2012/04/4-inexpensive-ways-to-organize-scarves.html
http://www.shelterness.com/50-scarves-storage-ideas/
http://www.urbanejane.com/2013/09/master-closet-huge-work-in-progress.html

9 responses to Taming Scarves, Corralling Caps

  1. 

    There is something about an old ladder I love, then I think about having to clean around it and decide it’s not for me. 🙂 Hope you find a solution that works.

    • 

      I’m liking the towel bar idea best now, particularly because I don’t have a funky wooden ladder like that yet. I have an old one in the garden but I wouldn’t put my scarves on it. LOL 😉 Thanks so much for commenting Lois! Gina

  2. 

    Some ideas there I can use, you see I don’t know it all.
    I am luckey mypommepall.wordpress is the organiser.
    She will get a suprise when I do the cortain ring trick for my caps.

  3. 

    Love the shower ring idea, at the moment my scarves are folded in my bottom drawer.. I had an extra clear out of wardrobe and drawers just after Christmas, as I put things for the Charity Shops Collection… Great ideas Gina… thank you xox

    • 

      I’m so glad you like the shower ring idea Sue. Even last night I was looking at where exactly I’ll put some towel bars assigned for scarves. Getting organized feels great! Thanks as always dear Sue, for your visit and comment! Hugs, Gina xo