12 Hair-Tie Hacks That Will Help You Get Your Life Together

Admit it: you’ve got tons of hair ties in random places. Medicine cabinets, drawers, shelves, nightstands… they probably all have at least one hair tie hanging around. Since they seem to be so relevant in our daily lives, professional organizer, Jamie Hord, came up with unexpected 12 hair-tie hacks to make life a little easier.


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Cord Ties

hair tie for cord tie

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Hord

Messy cords are one of many professional organizers' biggest pet peeves. No need to purchase overpriced Velcro strips to keep your cords neat and organized. Simply use a hair tie to coil your cords away.

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Non-Slip Hangers

non-slip hangers hair tie

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Hord

Non-slip hangers are a must. Nothing is more annoying than your clothes slipping off the hangers when filing through your wardrobe in the morning. Try wrapping a hair tie around each end of the hanger to prevent clothes from slipping off.


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Gift Wrap

non-slip hangers hair tie

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Hord

Slip a hair tie around a roll of gift wrap to keep it from unraveling all over the place, plus no damage to the paper!


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Categorize

categorize hair tie

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Hord

As a professional organizer, I am all about keeping “likes with likes.” Use hair ties to group and keep categories together when sorting. For example, all Sharpies together, all pencils together, and all pens together.


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loop it hair tie

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Hord

If you aren’t able to wrap your hair tie around something, learn how to loop it. Take the entire hair tie around the item you want it to loop around, slip one end of the hair tie into the other, and pull tightly. The best part about the Goody Ouchless Forever elastic hair ties is they have little soft bumps that hold the loop together tightly. One way I use the loop method is when I want to hang something on a hook but the hole on the item isn’t big enough to fit on the hook—I loop a hair tie through the small hole and hang the item by the hair tie instead!


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Save Money (and Product)

save money hair tie

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Hord

We all like to splurge on that luxury hand soap or lotion once in a while. Wrap your hair tie around the neck of the pump so that you’re using less product per pump.


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Purse Organization

purse hair tie

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Hord

Use hair ties in your purse for anything like keeping together tampons, business cards, or tech accessories. The perk of this is if you ever need a hair tie, you always have extras in your handbag!


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Bookmark

bookmark hair tie

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Hord

Slip your hair tie all the way around the binding of your book and between the pages you are on to create a bookmark. This also makes a great strap to tuck and hold a pen or pencil.


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Pencil Grip

pencil grip hair tie

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Hord

I used to write a ton and it would cause my fingers to hurt. Wrap a Goody Ouchless Forever elastic around your pencil to use as a cute pencil grip.


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Wine Bottles

wine bottles hair tie

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Hord

Wrap a clean hair tie around the neck of a wine bottle to catch and soak up any dripping wine after a pour.


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Curtain Tieback

curtain hair tie

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Hord

Prevent curtains from flying everywhere when the window is open by using a hair tie to tie them back.


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No more rubber bands

no more rubber bands

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Hord

Replace anything you would use a rubber band for with a hair tie. It’s so much less damaging, stronger, longer lasting, and gives a much better look!


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About Our Expert

Jamie Hord, owner of Horderly NYC

 Photo courtesy of Jamie Hord of Horderly NYC

 Photo courtesy of Jamie Hord of Horderly NYC

Jamie Hord is a professional organizer based in New York City. Jamie can help you declutter, maximize your space, and design systems that work best for you and that you will be able to function in and maintain. She hopes to help enhance clients lives and show the benefits a more organized way of living can bring!