Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Scarf Storage

Unless you want to get the iron out each morning, you'll need an easy way to store your scarves to keep them organised and wrinkle-free. IKEA has a few inexpensive options. The first two hangers you can easily hang with the rest of your clothes in your wardrobe, or on the back of a door. The first one can take more scarves, though if you have many scarves which get creased easily it may not be ideal. The trouser hanger (no. 3) seems to be the best option, as you can see and select scarves without making a mess of the others. Although it does mean you'll need to take up some space in the wardrobe to install it like the one shown here. How do you store your scarves?


21 comments:

Hum said...

I have too many scarves to count, so I put them all on individual hangers by colour and then rotate them so I know what scarves are being worn and which ones aren't.

smiley333 said...

good idea- I just had to iron [steam iron] one of my pashmina scarfs this morning because I just fold them and don'r really hang my hijabs.

Hijabi said...

I recommend the 1st one. I have the 1st and 2nd one, but the scarves on the 2nd one rarely stay in place, and either fall off the sides or just slide off!
the 1st one is good, especially if you have a lot of scarves as you can fit quite a few in 1 hole. i dont roll them up though, i push one side through the first one, then pull the other side through the back of the second.it's neater that way

Candice said...

I had them in a bag for too long. Now they're on hangers for the most part, but next time I go to Ikea, I'm getting a decent hanger.

Anchibride said...

Okay, I really have to say something: those "Brallis" hangers? Think twice about them! I bought several of them to hang my scarves, belts, etc. last year, and they *all* slid off! You have to tie scarves onto those kinds of hangers to keep them secure, but that takes time. The first "Komplement" hanger would probably work a lot better ... you can just stick the scarves through and they're much more likely to stay put. Wonder if our IKEAs here in the U.S. have those ...

eternal peace said...

salaams, i bought the 1st one from ikea however because i tend to wear cotton/viscose scarves they get creased in the middle and also my scarves are oblong and so they hang below and gets very messy.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8753610/Trail/searchtext%3ESTORAGE.htm

Now i store my scarves in storage similar to link above only mine is much more slimmer so takes less wardrobe space and its pink! because it has about 5 shelves i can put a colour on each shelf. think i finally have a scarf storage solution alhamdulillah
:)
xxx

Carib Muslimah said...

I keep mine in over-the-door organizer. Yes, it means I have to iron each time I want to wear it but it saves me space in the closet.

Sarah said...

this is nice. i just fold them into my hijab drawer. need one like these soon. of course we hijab wearers do tend to have a huge amount of collections. sometimes i iron them and sometimes i dont lol... am too busy handling my son these days. sigh...

Megan said...

I have something similar to the Brallis hanger, but it's square so the sides are not open, and it's covered with a fuzzy material so the scarves stay put. I got it at Walmart, I think it's for hanging pants. I don't have many scarves so it works well for me.

Alia said...

I'm using the first one.I like it coz it keeps my shawls organised according to colour and material. It's helpful too when i'm deciding which shawl to wear as i can easily narrow down my options based on the arrangement. And i hardly have to iron them :)

swimmyfish said...

I use a hanging shoe organizer with clear plastic pockets. I roll the scarves so they don't get too wrinkled...

Maaya said...

Anchibride, yes, they are in the USA too (I got the Komplement multi-use hanger from Ikea in CA) but recently I've found that I prefer using a shoe organizer (the 24 pocket kind that hangs over a door), like swimmyfish mentioned.

I've also started keeping my underscarves, headbands and hair ties in the bottom pockets... and it makes my dressing area less chaotic, plus now it's easier to combine and layer shayla when I can see the colors all at once :)

Anonymous said...

I must admit I use a belt hanger (the one in the link is not exactly the same, but it is very close) that I found in Target's dollar section. :) It holds 12 scarves (or belts, I suppose) so I put my twelve most-used scarves on it. I only wear shaylas, and I am also completely careless about wrinkles, so my solution probably would not work for everyone. But it's extremely convenient and handy. :)

whitedove said...

I just put mine in a storage box...it takes tooo much space... i like the 1st one i have tried to order it but the delivery is like £7 which is soooo not worth it!I think it's probably better to visit the store.

Jennifer said...

I use those hangers that pants come on when you buy them off the rack. It takes up a good bit of space, but it is free and they are easily accessible.

didem - turkuaz e┼čarp said...

waow! very good idea! Tahanks you

Anonymous said...

i think the first one will be better but i wont buy it. I just use a normal hanger and i put 2 or 3 hijabs. I wear long coat dress (similar of an abaya). So i put the dress on the hanger and the hijabs that go with it too. So That way i dont have to iron it and when i pick a dress, the hijabs is on the same hanger. All i have to do is decide which hijab i want to wear with the dress.

Anonymous said...

I use baby hangers. the ones they make for new born babies. they are small hold up the hijabs really good plus they're very inexpensive.

Ruru said...

Aww i just came across your blog and these are such amazing finds :D thanks so much i shall get the first 1 i think. xxx

Anonymous said...

make ur own scarf hanger like Ikeas
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/scarf-hanger

Anonymous said...

I have used the first one for years. However i have also purchased a trouser hanger from a discount store in the UK called B & M, ideal for cotton and viscose scarves or scarves so they always need an iron. It has grooves so they won't slip, and secondly you can put on various thickness of scarves on.

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