4M Margarita’s Manic Monday Minutes
Margarita’s Manic Monday Minutes is a series of quick tasks that you can do to get yourself organized. Each challenge or task should take no more than 15 to 20 minutes. This one should take you less than 5 minutes. In this quick and easy tutorial I’ll show you how to organize and store you hair styling appliances.
This is where my 15 year old daughter stores all of her hair appliances. As of today she had 2 curling irons, 2 flat irons, 2 curling wands and a hair dryer. She also has a few hair brushes, a special flatiron styling comb and a thick felt pad to place on top of her desk so it does not get scorched.
This container is from IKEA and it comes is a range of different colours. I like it because it is colourful, it has a lid and it is metal. This is very convenient for storing potentially warm appliances.
In order to get organized we needed to do a few things:
Edit: go through everything and decide what you want and what has to go because it no longer works. My daughter has been struggling to let go of her expensive Croc flatiron but truth be told it does not work consistently any more. So with a sigh of relief that the decision has been made for her, out the door it went. Bye. Bye.
She has decided that a few things that she has borrowed from me no longer need to live in her room. So off they go…
Lastly, was a curling wand which did not pass the teenage girl litmus test (curl her beautiful hair), so it is also leaving the premises. More on that disappointing product review later:?.
Store Properly: if there is one thing that drives me crazy it’s a cord that is not wrapped up correctly. Simply wrapping the cord around the flatiron or hair dryer is not enough. Firstly, because it is bad for the cord (especially if it is still hot to the touch) and secondly, because the cords get all tangled up and look really messy!
I Iike wrapping the cord around itself than securing it at the end. It is neat and better for storing but more importantly it doesn’t get tangled up. If it’s a problem to get access to it she won’t use it…I promise you that. Keep the items separate and easy to use.
Store it properly: like I said at the beginning you need to find a good container to store these items. They DON’T NEED TO SIT ON HE COUNTER IN THE BATHROOM. You can find different holders to keep them out of the way. Whether in a dedicated container like we did for her, a basket under the sink or a holder on the cabinet door, you can always find a way to keep things orderly.
Trust me if she left it out her 13 year old brother would get rid of it pretty quickly if it was just laying about.
Five minutes that’s all this task took.