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6 Geek Girl Organization Tips

There are certain things everyone has to organize, certain things geeks need to organize more than the average person and certain things girls need to organize. While there are plenty of storage and organization tips for all of these needs seperately, there are few tips out there specifically for geek gals. While some of these may be helpful for people of both genders and a few will be handy for all females, these tips are particularly oriented to help all those nerdy femme fatales out there who need a little hand storing both their hair accessories and their comic book collections.

Use Badges to Organize Your Hair Accessories

Have a lot of convention badges, other lanyards or award ribbons lying around? Put them on display and organize your hair clips, bows, headbands, hair ties and more at the same time. Just hand up the badges and clip your accessories or combs to them. Then use the loops at the bottom for your headbands. Finally, attach a carribeaner to the mix and hold your hair ties on it.

Use Magnets to Store Your Makeup

We already featured this tip on our closet organization tips article, but if you're looking for a visually impressive way to store your cosmetics, try adding magnets to them and putting them on display with a framed magnet board.

Hide Your Jewelry With A Painting

There are two benefits to using a framed picture to hide your jewelry. First, it makes it less obvious to theives if your house ever gets broken into. Secondly, it's a lot nicer to look at a pretty picture than a pile of disorganized necklaces, bracelets and earrings. This Design Sponge article can show you how to do it, but it's up to you to find the perfect poster, painting or fanart to fill the frame on the front.

Control Your  Cords

With all the random computer accesspories out there, it's easy to get surrounded in a cable nightmare. Our article on hiding the eyesores in your home covers a few solutions, but altrnatively, this cool Lifehacker tip can help you store and organize your unused computer cords until you need them. For a cuter solution, you can also enlist your LEGO Minifigs (supported with a little glue) to hold the cords for you.

To make sure you never unplug the wrong cable, try labeling your cords on  each end with bread clips. You can even make your own bread tags if you don't happen to have any on hand. Alternatively, a little nail polish applied to each end of a cord can help you identify which cable goes where.

Securely Store Unused Cords

For cords you don't need out, putting them away in a box together is a surefire way to end up with a neverending knot. Instead, put each cord in its own empty toilet paper roll (or a cut up old wraping paper roll) and fill a shoe box with the rolls of cables. You can even make the rolls look pretty by covering them in wrapping paper.

Clean Up Your Gaming Space

Whether your prefer board games, card games, video games, miniature games, role playing games or any combination of gaming, you know the hobby can take up a lot of space and create a lot of clutter. While the Geek Chic tables we previously covered can help clear up some of the mess, this handy article from Father Geek can show you how to use fishing tackle boxes and other solutions to tackle your game room organization project. For those who prefer digital to analog, a storage ottoman specially designed for video games is a great way to hide all of your titles and peripherals away. There's even one built to hold all of your Rock Band accessories.

There you have it you geeky gals and nerdy divas -finally a home organization article dedicated solely to you and your specific needs. 

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