Something that used to annoy the hell out of me was what to do with the extra buttons and little thing that come when you buy a new jacket or shirt. Usually, you never care about this, because you end up never needing one. But, a few years ago I really needed a button for one of my favorite jackets and I could not find the correct one anywhere! My mom keeps them all together -- she has them all dumped in an old cookie tin... And there are hundreds of buttons in that container -- all shapes and sizes. Over the years they have pilled up and today there are so many that it is impossible to find anything. I wish I had a picture to show you. I always hated this "system" -- if you can even call that a system. And I have always tried to find new keep my own extra buttons organised, but most important, to be able to tell to which garment they belong to!
Some people say that you should sow them to the label of the respective garment, but I don't like that. I don't want to carry them around. Just to be able to find tem. This is the best solution I've found, it's easy and very simple!
You know, usually the buttons come in a little plastic bag -- don't take them out! Leave them in the clear baggy. Then, use a small piece of paper that fits inside the bag, and write this 3 things:
- Type of garment -- e.g: jacket, blazer, shirt, etc
- Recognizable Characteristics, like type of fabric, color or pattern
Just stick the little piece of of paper inside the plastic bag and now you can store the everything in a container, box or envelope, and still know where they came from! -- I keep mine in a little lego box just because it's super cute!
These 10 extra seconds that takes you to write this 3 things will save you a ton of time when you'll need to find a button, if you ever need it -- but hey, better safe than sorry!
I hope you've found this tip useful! How do you store this tiny annoying things? :)