In the bathroom, hair ribbons, ponytail holders, and barrettes are a pretty, well-ordered still life instead of the snarled, clumpy mess they become when they're shoved into a drawer. Lauri borrowed an idea from a favorite New York children's store, whose owner displays accessories in similar covered boxes next to the register. "I get great ideas from store displays," she says. "The people designing them have spent a lot of time figuring out how to do it best."
Pink boxes: $1.60 to $3.80 each, containerstore.com.