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In today’s post, I wanted to organise something I’ve been procrastinating for about 6 months (oops). I have a small shelf that is dedicated to makeup, body, face and hair products. It has definitely seen neater days.
So set aside some time and organise your space with me!
I took everything out of the shelf and separated them into:
- Face products
- Body products
- Seldom-use items
- Non-beauty items
I used my bedroom floor to sort everything since that’s the biggest space available.
I separated the essential beauty items and put them into one section on the floor. These items will be on display and easily accessible.
Now, how can I store these in my shelf so it’s practical but also aesthetically pleasing? Time to get creative!
The original white container served me well when I first bought it. However, it did not suit its purpose any longer. It only aided my laziness, because I was able to stuff ‘just a little’ more into it.
Description of storage items:
- Wooden bowl: This bowl was purchased from Savers (secondhand store). I believe it cost $4 or less.
- Grey pen jar: I re-purposed this as it held pens that weren’t being used.
- White cake display stand: this was sitting in storage after using it for my birthday a couple months ago.
- Grey jar with wooden lid: only $5 from Kmart. This was purchased with a storage purpose already in mind.
Bulky beauty products:
These products could be stored on the cake stand. That way, they “stand” out (see what I did there?) when I’m getting ready to start my day.
I use scrunchies on a daily basis. This was an essential item that I have always wanted proper storage for. The wide grey jar worked perfectly.
I use about 3-4 items regularly throughout the week. These are blush, eyebrow pencil, bronzer and highlighter (occasionally). Since these are the only things I reach for, I decided to store my makeup bag away in the spare bedroom. The small wooden bowl fit all 4 items easily!
I regularly reach for my hair brush, eyebrow pencil, tweezers and eyebrow scissors. These items are being stored in the narrow jar sitting on the display stand.
I really liked the way these 4 items gave my shelf some character.When you arrange your containers, keep in mind what you’ll be reaching for the most. What is the most functional and practical? Using items of different height also keeps the eye interested.
Bringing my plan together was so satisfying. I also got a feel for how practical this shelf would be, now that it isn’t cluttered with unnecessary things.
Note: Instead of keeping my jewellery box (a bulky item) in this space, I decided to place it in the spare room. I’ve noticed the last few months that I don’t wear as much jewellery anymore.
When it comes to our material items, staying mindful of what we use, when we use it and how it adds to our life ensures purpose in every item we own.
I used the white container to put my excess beauty items in (lotions, nail polish/nail grooming tools).
As a test, I’ve decided that unless I actively grab these items to use, I will either give them away, re-purpose the bottles or discard them.
Some beauty products are purely seasonal. For instance, I only use sunscreen in summer. I find my olive skin burns in the summer but never burns any other time of year. During off-seasons, I moisturise daily. Same goes for fake tan. If it’s cold, I’m not going to put effort into tanning unless there is a special occasion.
Nail polish and accessories are only used for special occasions also or when I feel like pampering myself. In this case, keeping it stored away ensures I have the option to glam-up and keeps my everyday shelf clutter-free.
I hope you found this organisational post helpful and that it has motivated you to organise even one space in your home! If you decluttered and organised this week, feel free to share your before/after images below!