If you are a Muslim woman, it is likely that you are like me and have many scarves, underscarves and pins. Whether you are a hijabi or not many of us have amassed quite the collection for all the seasons. I know for me I have beautiful scarves and some days I can’t find the one I really want to wear…have you ever been there? So, for me it was time to organize the storage of my scarves.
How are we store and organize that collection? There are several ways to store scarfs, and underscarves that are quite frugal.
My own storage solution for my personal collection all comes from Dollarama ( a Canadian dollar store) and cost me $5.25.
I was able to find a trio shelf that attaches to the rod in my closet for $2.00 and the bin that I use for my underscarves cost me another $2.
For my pins in the craft section I found a storage container that has many small parts and I use that for my pins which I have in color coded groups. That cost me $1.25.
My best girlfriend makes her hijab pins. She then stores those clay pins in a little glass containers that she got from recycling. They once contained her jam–how eco-friendly and frugal! She has several jars all on a small shelf, and she, like me, is a color coder. Other frugal possibilities include:
- mason jars
- a small box
- recyling a pill bottle
- using felt and an old picture frame to create a place to display and store them on the wall
Can you think of others? or Do you use others that are frugal?
For her scarves, she likes to be able to see them so she hangs hers on hooks. She was able to find a simple rack that had 12 hooks at the dollar store similiar to this one that costs just $2. With 2 of those she gets to she her scarves.
- a triple over the door towel holder which can hold about 9 of your favorite scarves
- a shoe storage container that hangs over the door or in your closet, usually with these you can fit about 20 scarves.
- One friend found a old trunk for hers, but her only complaint that means they are out of sight and she has to iron them before wearing
- an under the bed storage container, again here there is ironing when you want to wear one
- a pant hanger meant for multiple pairs of pants
Now for the underscarves. I must admit until I started to organize my own collection I didn’t realize how many I had. So, here’s some tips how to store those. I choose a simple bin that fit in the top of my tiered closet system. Other frugal solutions include:
- a large ziploc baggie
- a shoe box
- a small basket
- a plastic ice-cream container
- a clear large plastic container or drawer system.
As I think of frugal scarf and pin solutions many different solutions will work in different environments. So, how do you store your scarves and pins? And, how frugal was it to get it organized?
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