Operation Reorganize Dresser

Last Sunday, I decided to undergo a long-postponed project, which was to reorganize my dresser.  Technically speaking, I do not own the entire dresser space, as some of it is used by my hubby.  So let’s just say about 75-80% of the space is mine.  This was what prompted the reorganization exercise:


Tubes of skincare scattered everywhere, and endless bottles taking up way too much space on the dresser.

With the use of Ikea’s Rationell Variera shelf insert (the white metal shelf-like device), I had already managed to create additional space for my things, but it still looked incredibly cluttered.  I decided to heed Paris’s suggestion on makeup storage and use Ikea’s Antonius Basket Insert (only RM5 each!), and this is what happened:


Amazing what one piece of plastic device can do, eh? 🙂  I had wanted to get another one of the Rationell Variera shelf inserts, but they were all out, so I made do with what I had, and it turns out quite okay too.


Because the Antonius insert comprises 4 compartments, I used them to segregate certain items.  It sure makes everything look neater, and retrieving things is way easier too, as I only need to drag the whole insert out if I need to.


For makeup, I’ve placed them in different little containers for ease of retrieval.  When I was a Clinique user years ago, I used to get all these free gifts and containers from Clinique.  Those greenish containers you see on my dresser are from Clinique and I use them to store my blushes, powders and eye shadows.  I’ve also got one container for storing product samples I get from time to time.  I’ve realized that samples take up a lot of space and create clutter, so I’m glad I found a nice place to put them now.


The white box of lippies is from Ikea (too!) – I’m amazed at how many lippies I have stashed away… 😛

So what do ya think?  Did I do a good job?  Reorganization is really liberating, and I threw away a LOT of expired makeup and skincare in the process.  I shall venture into OTHER areas of reorganization soon, I hope 🙂

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4 Responses to Operation Reorganize Dresser

  1. littlelamb says:

    Good job. Now is maintaining it..:P

    The Giddy Tigress says: *fingers crossed* 🙂

  2. Ker-Yng says:

    You did a great job! I’ve got to look for this shelf-and-insert device from my Ikea too! I like the green boxes, really useful free gifts. As for the many samples, I’ve collected many myself. Now I either use them (and not save them for ‘when I travel’) or throw them away if I know I’m not going to use them!

    Re the muffins, yes, they’re different – different method of making and different proportion of ingredients. Cakes and cupcakes are similar though.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Ker-Yng! I’m looking for a similar basket insert thingy from Ikea that would fit the deep shelves in my kitchen now. As for the muffins, I’m just wondering if taste-wise, they taste any different from the cake?

  3. beetrice says:

    hahaha….I <3 those Rationell Variera shelf inserts too! got 3 at the moment – just stacked everything up since my table doubles as a dressing table, computer table and general desk… 😀 yours looks great! 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Those come in 2 sizes, I believe. I wanted the wider one, but they were out, so I got the smaller one anyways…

  4. Coffeesncookies says:

    Keeping up w it is difficult. I have a other half who’ll not put back where things belong 🙁

    The Giddy Tigress says: Oh, I am SURE I do not have that problem. My hubby is a neat freak! 🙂

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