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Declutter & Organise Your Makeup

Declutter makeup with storage solutions

Whether you're a makeup enthusiast with a vast collection or someone who embraces a more minimalist approach, keeping your makeup organised is key to a streamlined, efficient beauty routine. Not only does it save you time in the morning, but it also ensures that you fully utilise each product, maintaining cleanliness and longevity.


Here's how to declutter and organise your makeup like a pro.

Step 1: Declutter

Start by laying out all your makeup on a flat surface. It's essential to go through each item and decide what stays and what goes. Ask yourself:

- Does this product still excite me?
- Is it expired?
- Have I used it in the last six months?

If the answer is no, it's time to say goodbye. Remember, expired makeup can harbor bacteria, leading to skin irritations or infections.

Step 2: Clean

Before organising, give all your products and storage areas a thorough clean. Wipe down products with a damp cloth and clean your storage containers with mild soap and water. This step ensures that your makeup stays in good condition and extends its shelf life.

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Top Tip: Squirt a good cleanser on your makeup brushes, wash and then rinse in warm water. 

Step 3: Categorise

Organise your makeup into categories. Common categories include:

- Face: Foundation, concealer, powder, blush, bronzer, highlighter.
- Eyes: Eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascara, brow products.
- Lips: Lipsticks, lip glosses, lip liners, balms.
- Tools: Brushes, sponges, eyelash curlers.

This categorisation makes it easier to find what you're looking for and helps you keep track of your collection.

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Step 4: Choose Your Storage Solutions

Depending on your space and the size of your collection, choose storage that fits your needs. Options include:

- Drawer dividers: Great for separating products within drawers.
- Acrylic organisers: Ideal for countertops, allowing you to see all your products.
- Makeup bags: Perfect for minimalists or for organising travel makeup.
- Magnetic boards: A creative way to display and organise metallic products.

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Consider your daily routine when choosing storage solutions. Keep everyday items easily accessible and store occasional items where they won't clutter your space.

Step 5: Label Everything

For an extra layer of organisation, label your storage containers. This step is particularly helpful if you have a vast collection or share your space with others. Labels can be as simple as categories or as detailed as product names and shades.

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Step 6: Maintain

Organisation is an ongoing process. Make it a habit to reassess and tidy up your collection regularly. This could mean monthly cleanings or a decluttering session every season.

Bonus Tips:

- Vertical storage: Use vertical space to your advantage with shelves or tiered organisers.
- DIY options: Get creative with household items. Cups, trays and glass jars can serve as containers.
- Go digital: Keep an inventory of your makeup on your phone. This can help you avoid unnecessary purchases and stay organised.

Organising your makeup might seem daunting at first, but with these steps, it can become a manageable and even enjoyable task. An organized makeup collection not only beautifies your space but also ensures a smoother, more efficient beauty routine. So, take some time to sort, declutter, and organize your makeup – your future self will thank you!

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