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 🙂