Anytime I’m off doing errands I ALWAYS have my headphones in. Whether a podcast or old school Brittany Spears, I’m always listening to something. Once I get home it becomes the million dollar question: “WHERE did I place my headphones?” At the bottom of my purse? Near Reagan’s leash? Near my keys in my entry way? No matter what organizational system I used, apparently I couldn’t wrangle in my headphones.
Not only did I panic every time I was about to leave the house thinking that I lost them, once I found said headphones, they were kind of gross. Not gross like I spilled something on them, but gross like they’ve been sitting out in who knows what slowly accumulating dirt and grime. Throwing these inside my ears was kind of disgusting. But admittedly I kept doing it. Ugh.
The Easiest Headphone Holder
Always trying to reuse items I already have, I noticed this small plastic mint container in our car. Perfect. Now I just had to wait until we ate all the mints (AKA I ate the last 10 mints in 5 seconds). It measured roughly 3 inches wide, 2 inches deep and 1 inch in height which couldn’t be a more perfect size for headphones. The opening was large enough to easily and quickly throw my headphones inside without any difficulty.
First step is to remove the labels on the front and back. To my surprise these came off super quickly without much effort.
Next give the container a quick cleaning. Mine had lots of ‘mint dust’ inside. No point in putting your headphones IN TO something dirty 🙂 .
Now you COULD stop right there and simply use the plain mint container as your headphone holder. I opted for some quick decorations using craft paper and washi tape that I had on hand.
The easiest way to attach anything to your mint holder is to use Modge Podge, a glue like substance that dries clear and is perfect for plastic surfaces.
After adding a little Modge Podge to the top of the mint holder with a small paint brush, I placed a couple paper cut outs on top. Press them down on to the glued surface.
Add a little bit more Modge Podge to the top and let the glue sit for about an hour.
And that’s it! Finally no more excuses for dirty headphones. It’s easy to pop in your purse or work bag so that you’ll never panic that you lost your headphones.
Not a DIY gal? I get it. Here’s a couple easy solutions for those who would rather Buy instead of DIY.