Slms/ Hi Everyone :)
I haven't been around much lately, I know, but I've been a little under the weather and, together with the cold, I decided to just go into hibernation for a while. I am back though, and ready to do a post on something many readers have been asking about: how do I store my scarves/hijabs? It's a dilemma for every Muslim hijab-wearing female, and believe me, I was not exempt from it either! I've had my fair share of hijab-storage-gone-wrong until I decided enough was enough, and got rid of all those gimmicky items and did it the old fashioned way-in a wardrobe.
A couple of years ago I found this scarf holder at Woolies, thinking that finally my scarves will be more organized and my drawer that holds them will be free for something else (and not look like a hurricane hit it every time!). So with a very optimistic outlook I purchased it, and as soon as I arrived home I emptied out my drawer and looped the scarves through each ring. Of course I just had way too many hijabs for the scarf holder and I had to loop more than two scarves through a single ring, but the result wasn't too bad. In fact, I quite liked the idea and hung up the scarf holder onto the rail, and that was that. Or so I thought. About a week later, half the scarves were back in the drawer because a) I had to remove a few scarves to get to the ones I wanted; and b) I was simply too busy (read: lazy) to put them back onto the scarf holder. It was just too much of a chore for me. Well that didn't last very long then.
Not long thereafter, during a shopping stint at Makro, I ventured into the homeware aisles and came across these beautiful velvet trouser holders:
I've also seen on Pinterest a few ideas on how to store hijabs-one way is to attach shower curtain rings to a hanger and loop the scarves through the rings (but I've so over the hanger story, and besides, it looks darn ugly!) so that was definitely out for me, and then I also searched a few sites on how to store fabric, which is kind of the same as scarves. Sewists have a similar problem of fabric storage, so it's worth checking out. Personally I love these ideas:
So…fed up with the hangers that don't suit me, I'm back to the good ol' wardrobe routine, and I'm all the happier for it. Easy to pull out, and even easier to pack away. Less stress => less headaches => happier me!
If you have any interesting hijab/scarf/fabric storage ideas, leave a comment below and share your tips with us!