When J5 was about 2 years old she FINALLY had enough hair on her head to make a few feathery pigtails. So I did what any first time mother of beautiful baby girl would do, I bought TONS of hair stuff. I just KNEW the little baggie of 1000 rubber bands was going to last until J5 headed off to college. WRONG. 6 months later I was standing at the beauty supply counter again buying another gigantic bag of bands, clips, bobby pins and ribbons. Something had to be done differently; I couldn’t make this journey multiple times a year for products that were not intended to be disposable.
Welcome the magic little pill box.
Using a pill box to store hair accessories has been a miraculous solution. Each ‘day of the week’ holds a different type of hair band or clip. At night when the hair is UNDONE the bands go back in their little pouch rather than vanishing into the never ending bottom of the bathroom drawer. I still buy the large bag of 1000 bands but I only get out enough to fill one section of the pill box (the rest remain in the beauty supply closet in their original plastic bag… tied at the top with one of the rubber bands). I now only have to refill the pill box a few times a year to replace the bands that brake or fall out during the day.
Problem # 2 (also solved with a pill box) appeared when J5 was 4 and we took a trip to Disneyland. Upon leaving the park the kids were taken into the toy store and allowed to pick out a souvenir. J5 picked a tiny Tinkerbell with tiny interchangeable dresses (complete with matching purses) and even TINYER little shoes. Now (4 years later), thanks to a little pill box, we still have almost ALL of Tinkerbells itsy bitsy shoes along with many other teeny objects which accompany Polly Pockets, Disney Princesses, Littlest Pet Shop, and even Barbie Dolls. And the best part of all is that J5 LOVES keeping her little treasures in a pill box… she is becoming so organized!