Many women today have enough makeup products that they could open a small boutique – a girl can never have enough makeup, right? However, the problem that too many women face is the lack of storage and organization for their beauty products and tools. In fact, a 2016 consumer survey had shown that ninety percent of women just toss their makeup and corresponding brushes in the most convenient bag – and for the items that don’t fit in the tiny makeup tote, we assume they get placed in the closest drawer. Sound familiar? You’re not alone.
However, haphazard placement of products and tools isn’t always optimal; the product can seep around the flip top cap causing it to clog, even more so liquid cosmetics can leak into the cracks on screw top closures making the container difficult to open. On the other hand, solid products (such as powders and shadows) can easily shatter in their pan, and brushes can become contaminated, taut and even damaged. Instead of putting your cosmetics at risk, look through some unique ways of organizing your makeup using fun – and some unexpected – tools. Choose your favorite and get to organizing!
Repurposed Glass Jars
There is a major push around the country to reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose all that we can and this is a perfect way to do just that! Next time you finish up the contents of a mason jar or burn out a candle, keep the jar. Simply wash and dry the jar thoroughly, being sure to remove all labels in the process. Now, fill the jar 2/3 the way full with glass stones, gel beads, or even sand. Finally, place your brushes into the jar (bristle side up) and you’re done!
As silly as it may seem, those in-drawer silverware trays can be useful to organize all kinds of non-kitchen items. Just like the acrylic desk organizers, there are all kinds of silverware trays on the marker today! This means that you can potentially find the tray to match your bathroom or vanity décor perfectly. Use the slots to separate anything from bushes to small-sized cosmetics, and even beauty tools like tweezers and lash curlers.
Acrylic Desk Organizers
These clear plastic desk organizers can be found just about anywhere these days, and the best part is they’re now available in a variety of shapes and sizes. To get exactly what you need, organizational experts suggest bringing an assortment of your cosmetics to the store with you, this way you can check out which size will work best for your needs.
Hanging Shoe Organizer
Many of you may remember the over-the-door shoe organizers that became popular in the early 2000’s. While we admit that it was a great idea, and an effective way to get shoes off the closet floor, the product soon became obsolete as many trending shoes didn’t fit in the pockets. If you still have your hanging shoe organizer tucked away somewhere, it’s time to pull that bad boy out because we’ve found a new use for it. Once you’ve hung it over the bathroom door, go ahead and organize “stick” cosmetics throughout the various pouches. Depending on how much you have, you could designate each row for items such as lipstick, eyeliner, mascara and more.