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A Clever Way to Store Hairstyling Tools

Last week, I reached into the cabinet under my sink to grab my blowdryer.  Not realizing that the blowdryer was tangled up with the curling iron, I yanked from its hiding place with sizable force.  In doing so, I dropped the (cold) curling iron onto my foot.  

If you’ve ever dropped a 1.5lb object on your foot from a height of several feet, then you know the words that I screamed and the volume at which I yelled them.  The bruise is still healing.

This unfortunate incident sent me in search of a better method of storing the two curling irons, two blow dryers and 14-piece set of curlers that I keep under my sink.  The way I currently store them, the cords and handles are forever getting tangled and the ensuing leviathan is not only damaging my tools but putting me at risk for further injury.

Luckily, in these times of trouble I can always count on Pinterest to provide me with ideas so simple and clever that it makes me wonder why I never thought of it before.

A magazine box affixed to the inside of the cabinet door.  It’s an ah-ha moment, isn’t it?

The originator of this idea (as best as I can tell) is a mother who writes a blog about her family life.  So isn’t it just like a busy mom to come up with such a clever solution?  

She affixed her wooden magazine box with Command Velcro.  Other pinners used the metal mesh magazine boxes and screws.  Either way, your hair tools will be neatly stored out of the way with their cords neatly wrapped giving you more under-cabinet space and fewer injured toes.

How long until someone starts selling a similar product on late night infomercials for $9.95 plus shipping and handling?


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  1. Meredith says:

    I have something like this that I got from the Container Store and it has been a life saver! Mine has a hole in the bottom so that the hair dryer can fit in it. I like this idea and may use it to store all the hair products that are clogging up under my bathroom sink.

    April 3, 2012/Reply
  2. Liz says:

    So, this is a bit pricy (but it probably was a little less when I was given it 4 years ago), my mom got me this hairdryer holder from PB Teen for my college apartment, and I've loved it ever since, it even made the move to grad school with me (thankfully mine doesn't have my name on it so it looks slightly more adult). https://www.pbteen.com/products/perfectly-prepped-hair-accessories-organizer/?pkey=cjewelry-storage-makeup-mirrors

    April 3, 2012/Reply
  3. Lexi says:

    I hang them on the wall using those non-permanent Command hooks

    April 3, 2012/Reply
  4. Elle says:

    I second Meredith on the Container Store option – I use this https://www.containerstore.com/shop?productId=10025305&N=&Ntt=hair+dryer and love it (fits a hairdryer + flat iron + curling iron perfectly) but beware if you're cabinet doors are really narrow or your hairdryer handle is really long!

    April 3, 2012/Reply
  5. Replacement Kitchen Doors says:

    Innovative idea.

    April 5, 2012/Reply