Friday, January 15, 2016

STEP BY STEP MAKEUP ORGANIZATION

Makeup is one of the many things that tends to collect over time in either the bathroom or elsewhere inside the home. I, like many other beauty product addicts, love experimenting with new products on the market. It can get quite overwhelming if products pile up over the year(s) and eventually taking over the space in the home. I have been on a mission lately to tackle this issue and come up with an easy organizing solution.

                      5 Simple Steps:   Step 1.  Assess
                                                                  Step 2.  Categorize
                                                                  Step 3.  Discard *
                                                                  Step 4.  Clean
                                                                  Step 5.   Store
                                                                                                                   

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Step 1. Assessment
Taking A Good Look At The Overall Problem

The problem is real and here for you to see. My makeup hoarding has grown out of control (for my standards) over the past few months. Thankfully, I am a big believer in the basket system. I have learned over time to (at least) place items into  baskets right away when disorganization starts to creep up on me. There are times when I lack time or don't feel like organizing the proper way and therefore storing products in a simple basket works fine for the time being. Then, when the right time, motivation  or opportunity arises, I take my time to organize the accumulated mess properly. So today I am ready to take a good look at what could become a better and prettier storage solution.





I am ready to tackle this issue at hand.



I empty my basket and spread out all the items. I want to get a good look at all the products so that I can organize them properly. 


                                                                     Step 2. Categorizing 


I created 4 cateories (labels) for working in sections. I work on the ground as it is spaceous and very viewable. 


First Category is TOOLS. In this category are all my makeup brushes, nail files etc.



My next category is SKINCARE. 


MAKEUP is another category.



Step 3. Discard*





I am re-using my empty bin. Once each category is organized I go through each category and pick out the items that can be discarded immediately. If I am unsure at this stage on whether to discard the item or not I will keep it in the created category.



Step 4. Cleaning Each Item (Products)






Cleaning my makeup products is a crucial step in keeping myself motivated to keep going. Many makeup brands use black packaging, Since black is a pretty and chic color, if not properly cleaned often, they will look unappealing and dirty on the makeup counter.



Don't forget to clean the inside of your makeup products. They will look like right off the shelf again! 



Yikes :( :(  Here is what I mean by dirty and unclean. 


All cleaned and ready to be organized.


Next I will be cleaning my brushes thoroughly. 







                                                                  Step 5. Choose your Storage

For this particular organizing project I am using an Acrylic 3 Drawer Container found at a garage sale.



I play around with ideas on how to best fill my drawers. This first option doesn't work for me since my makeup section needs more than one drawer.  


This is  the better option. It will leave me with two drawers for my makeup and one for my tools. I will be storing my skincare on top of the box. 



Now, I add the items into the drawers as neat as possible.






The project is complete. This will keep me more organized and efficient while carrying out my daily makeup and skincare routine.


37 comments:

  1. Okay, I get that everyone has a different standard, but this is roughly the amount of makeup I take when I am going on holiday... Okay, not quite.
    But I do believe in cleansing out my stash every once in a while, and you have a really organized approach I admire.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  2. Thank you. :) As I am accumulating more and more products my storage container will be increasing for sure. And yes, it feels so good to clean it out every once in a while.Have a lovely week.

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  3. I just went through a large cleanup and am feeling so much "lighter" because of it. I'm actually going to share my new system/vanity at the end of the week on my blog, but enough about me.... LOL. You did an amazing job cleaning up and getting your stash organized!! Total win!!! You're right when you say cleaning the makeup makes it feel like it's right off the shelf again!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva
    www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie Eva for reading my post. Cleaning up can be such a good feeling. :) Looking forward to you new system/vanity post. Michele xx

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  4. it's really good ideal :D


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  6. you did such a great job organizing and cleaning you stuff! I should do that too!
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  7. This is such a helpful way to organize your makeup and skincare.
    Thanks for sharing it- im thinking of organizing mine.

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  8. I end up having to do this quite often! Great job with the organizing!

    Heba xx || The Heba

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  9. This was really helpful- my makeup is such a mess and I'm trying to bring myself to clean it. I'm gonna follow these steps and give it a go

    Rachel xx
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  10. Pues que ha quedado muy muy pero que muy aseado!! jejejej, un besazo

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  11. Great tips here Michele for organising an always out of control make up collection :) I am just the same. Gemma xx
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  13. Owww :) Great method of organization :)
    Thanks for sharing
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  15. I really need to sort all my makeup out. They probably could do with a good clean too! I like how you organised them into piles. It can be overwhelming if you try to do everything at once

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  16. Thanks for this tips ^^ Very helpful!

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  17. un post estupendo, cuantas cositas

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