Monday, May 13, 2013

Confessions of a Product Junkie {organizing the product}

Since we've already established that I'm a product junkie, I thought I'd take a break from discussing products I love, and talk about organization.  I've been on an organization and spring cleaning kick, and that continued into this past weekend when I cleaned out my makeup drawer and under my bathroom sinks. 

I threw out another large garbage bag of junk, but I was still left with a lot of stuff.  I decided to change it up and organize things differently.  This is how it turned out...

This is my makeup drawer.
I'm trying out a new system here, but I'm not sold on it yet.
I'm giving it a couple of weeks, and if I don't like it, I will flip the organization unit around and go back to what I'm used to.
I decided to store extra make up products in my closet on this shelf I cleared out the other day...
For the past several years, I kept this under the sink, but it was out of sight, out of mind.
I thought if I could access it easier, then I might not repurchase things I already have!

I already had one of these Lucite drawer boxes, but I bought another one at The Container Store.
I do have some of my "extra" stuff in my makeup drawer, and all my Trish McEvoy colors are in the planner pages in my planner (the mint green there on top), but the rest mostly fits in these 6 drawers (thanks to a little recycling and throw away I have done!)...
Left drawer: Lipsticks, lip glosses, and lip pencils
Right drawer:  blush & bronzers
Left drawer:  Eye shadows, eye pencils, lashes & lash glue
Right drawer: Foundations & liquid
Left drawer:  more eye shadows
Right drawer:  Foundation Primers & Powder
For the rest of the organization...
Under one sink, I have medicine on one side, and hair products I don't use all that often on the other.
Under the sink I actually use, I have things I access on a daily basis...
Hi, I'm Kara.  In addition to being a product junkie, I'm a product hoarder...
Why yes, that is 8 extra cans of hairspray and 14 bars of soap!
Oh!  Don't forget the 7 extra hand soaps from Bath & Body Works!
So that is how I have organized my products.  Bins, buckets, and the Lucite drawers seem to be the key to organization for me.  Having a place where you always keep stuff.  I have the same type of system in my nightstand to keep lip gloss, lotion, etc from getting too out of hand.
Anyone have any great organization tips? 


The Cooper Family said...

I am a fan of the lucite drawers. That is a great idea!

Emily said...

Will you come do mine??


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