2. Storage Ideas
So you’ve got a collection of gorgeous scarves (yay!)… but your closet/mirror area/bedroom is a mess! You’ve tried folding them, but you end up not being able to see them properly and make everything disorganized when trying to get to the scarf you want. The different materials, shapes, patterns and thickness make it even more difficult to figure out storage options. And you want to be able to see everything that you have when putting your creations together! (This is so, so important. I have heard that many women give up on scarf wrapping before they even try because they don’t even know what they have.)
Have no fear, here are some solutions to your woes!
I have compiled a list of creative storage ideas that I use, and ones that I have heard from others. For every option, I have given a brief description and instructions, as well as the pros and cons of storing your scarves this way. Please add your own ideas and experiences in the comments section!
If you’ve using drawers to store your tichels, try folding them so they all face upwards. This way you can see everything that you have, don’t have to dig, and are less likely to have to refold. Use the extra space in front of your scarves to store headbands, pretieds, caps, hats, volumizers etc.
Pros – easy “installation” because most people already have drawer space. You can easily see everything that you have. It keeps scarves out of reach from babies, children, pets etc.
Cons – your tichels are hidden away and can easily be forgotten when putting an outfit together. Wrinkles can happen if not folded well. Scarves of different sizes can be difficult to fold in an organized manner. Your drawer can easily become disorganized.
Hooks that are installed into the wall or hung on the back of a door are a great option for storing tichels. Make sure you choose hooks that are spaced closely together, for optimal storage capacity. Make sure that the hooks are able to bear the weight of the scarves, and are high enough to let the tichels hang down.
Pros – easy access. You can see everything that you have. Looks beautiful. Can be done almost anywhere. Keeps scarves wrinkle free.
Cons – you can’t “stack up” your scarves one under the other. Not compact. You need the wall/door space.
Here is an amazing trick I came up with for storing clips and pins (edit: just found another person that does this as well… great idea!) Take a thick ribbon and tack/nail/hook it to a wall. I personally like doubling up the ribbon and tying a knot at the top because it looks prettier and is easier to remove. Then clip and pin in your accessories down the length of the ribbon.
Pros – takes up very little room. Looks beautiful. Allows you to see what you have. Easy access.
Cons – needs the wall space (although very little)
You can hang your scarves in you closet using coat hangers. Make sure you use strong coat hangers for heavier scarves, and velvet lined ones for slippery ones. Hang your scarves like you would pants, and fill each coat hanger with as many as you want.
Pros – super easy, requires no installation of anything. Good view-ability. Compact. Keeps scarves wrinkle free.
Cons – takes up room on your clothes rack. Harder to see the scarves at the back.
All Rolled Up:
This trick can be done in any open shelf, or those hanging shelves that many put in their closets. Take your scarf, fold it into a manageable rectangle, and roll it up! The size of your roll will depend on how deep the shelves are. Keep doing this with all of your scarves and you have a beautiful storage option.
Pros – looks beautiful. Very compact. Easy access. Keeps scarves wrinkle free.
Cons – Takes a bit of time to organize on your first try. Sometimes hard to see the scarf because so little of the cloth is showing.
A very useful tichel storage tool is a shower curtain rod placed strategically in a room/closet. The rod can be placed between windows, a wall and a bookcase, the back wall of a closet, etc. Make sure that you measure the space you intend to place the rod before buying one, because shower curtain rods come in different sizes. Also make sure that there is enough room behind the rod for looping your scarves over it.
Pros – beautiful and easy. Your tichels are gorgeously displayed, so this can even be placed in a more public area. You can see everything that you have and organization isn’t a problem.
Cons – you need the space to put the shower curtain rod, which many closets/rooms don’t have.
Try using a small trunk to store your headbands and other accessories. You can get these in many sizes, depending on what you would like to store. You can also use them for your tichels!
Pros – so many box options! Can be hidden or out in the open.
Cons – easy to forget about. Can become disorganized.
…. and here are even more ideas!
(I will add to this section as you post your comments!)
This one is kinda embarrassing… but I do it a lot! You can simply hang a bag on a hook in order to store your volumizers, grip headbands, bobby pins, and other basic accessories. I only do this for the stuff that I need every day, because otherwise I could easily forget about it. If you use a nice bag, it’ll look much better, but usually I just use a plastic shopping bag :)
The Shoe Rack:
Try using a shoe rack to hang/store your tichels. I have heard amazing things about this!
The Laundry Basket:
I know lots of ladies that plop all their tichels in a laundry basket, all loose and unfolded. It may sound disorganized and hectic to some, but it makes it easy to search around for things, and is obviously a big time saver in terms of folding/hanging.
The Coat Rack:
If it works for coats, why not for tichels? Take an old coat rack and transform it into a beautiful display for your head coverings. This works for storing your hats and pretieds as well.
The Coat Hanger/Shower Ring Combo:
Thank you Caroline for this creative suggestion! Try taking a (strong) coat hanger and looping shower curtain rings around it. Apparently IKEA also sells their own version of this, but you can easily DIY. Use the rings to store your scarves for easy access and storage. I just tried this so here is a photo of how it’s done (just ignore the music stand).
Multiple Skirt Hanger:
I use these to store my skirts, but Shelly says that you can use them for tichels as well… thank you! You can also add extra clips and adjust the clip locations to see everything that you have
Ariella tacked a rope up on the overhanging lip of her bureau… now THAT is inventive! Try it on an armoire or any other furniture that you have with an overhanging area.
Clear Hanging Shoe Organizer:
Thank you Molly for this idea! Try using a see-through hanging shoe organizer on the back of your closet door(s) to organize your scarves. This is a great way to keep everything compact and organized while allowing you to see what you have.
**… and NOW it’s your turn!**
How do you store your scarves? What works and what doesn’t? Tell us about your struggles and your solutions. These are the ideas that I have tried and have been suggested so far, but we are always looking for even more ways to store our tichels. Let’s help each other! What have you tried that is missing from this list? I know there are many very creative people on this site so let’s work together and come up with new ideas to help each other cover our hair with beauty and ease!