If you are a beauty junkie, you probably consider your bathroom to be your safe haven. Between face masks, moisturizers, hair straighteners, and nail polishes, nothing will get between you and your beauty products unless you physically can’t reach them or don’t know where they are. Having your products organized is just as dreamy as having your bathroom filled with every beauty brand known to every woman. By utilizing your cabinet space, using unique containers to hold beauty tools, and organizing your products with a variety of different containers, your bathroom will not only be your safe haven, but also a beauty oasis. Plus, when you randomly remember having that one specific nail polish you completely forgot about until two minutes ago, you want to easily find it without throwing everything you have all over your bathroom floor. No matter what size your bathroom is, here are some ways you can organize your beauty products:
Get Rid of Expired Makeup
No one should have or use expired makeup. Not only could it cause skin problems, but expired makeup also doesn’t last as long or hold up the way new makeup does. While it might be hard to say goodbye to your first eyeshadow palette or that mascara that your bestie from the 4th grade gave you, you will be preventing your bathroom from overflowing with things you probably don’t even use anymore. When you open a new beauty product, take a sharpie and mark somewhere on the product when you opened it, so you know exactly when you need to throw it out.
Organize Products by Type
When you empty out your bathroom to re-organize your beauty products, make sure to pair items together based on the type of product you have. In a drawer or cabinet, get a few clear organizational trays and bins and separate your products into different categories (makeup, skincare, hair, body, nails). This way, when you decide to blow-dry your hair, create a fierce cat eye, or rub lotion all over your body, you will know exactly where everything is because everything will be grouped together.
Keep Your Everyday Products Together in a Single Area
Instead of placing your everyday beauty products with your other miscellaneous items, store all of them together in an easy-to-reach area. This way, when you are getting ready in the morning, you don’t have to search through your makeup bag or cabinets to find what you need (such as a chic-looking container preferably something clear or that matches your bathroom’s aesthetic).
Place Your Duplicates in a Designated Space
Ever have those moments where you blank out at the store and buy something that you actually already have? Don’t worry, it happens to all of us. Rather than mixing these items in with the rest, opt to create a special area where you can place all your duplicates. This way, if you run out of anything, all you need to do is double-check this area before you go out and buy more.
Use the Back of the Doors of Your Medicine Cabinet
If your bathroom is extra tiny, use mini magnetic organizers to hold those special tools like tweezers, bobby pins, nail clippers, hair ties, or hair trimmers (you know, the things that always go missing). This way they are easily accessible when you need a quick touch up.
Place Cotton Products in Beautiful Glass Jars
Your bathroom will feel less chaotic when you place the most random objects in pretty containers. Things that are made out of cotton like Q-tips, cotton pads or cotton balls. These normally come in packaging that you don’t really want to see. Make these containers easily accessible by placing them on an open shelf or on a pretty tray that sits on top of your toilet. Make sure the containers have lids, so they can protect the cotton from absorbing anything you don’t want it to touch.
Use Clear Acrylic Organizers
You will most likely use more of your beauty products if you actually can see them. Once you have organized everything, place all your makeup in clear acrylic organizers and store them on a shelf or a drawer where you can easily get to them. You want to make sure that you can see everything you have so you don’t waste anything and end up with expired makeup.
An organized bathroom will save you time when getting ready every morning and I hope these tips help you to get your bathroom organized and until next time, stay happy, healthy and beautiful!