clean up messy drawer

Organized Home, Organized You: Clean your makeup drawer!

I love make up and I love to buy and try new stuff. That’s why my makeup drawer is always such a mess. There’s too much make up and I really don’t have enough place to keep them in order.

clean up messy drawer

You don’t need glasses to see that my desk is full of everything – letters, paper, stickers and other stuff.. I just don’t have such a big apartment to have two desks, so my make up obsession have to share desk with my penpalling obsession.Β  That wouldn’t be a problem if my desk tidy, and this is everything BUT! Let’s change that!

If you’re one of the people that only have some basic make up, then good for you and you don’t have to read my post! But, if your makeup drawer is messy too, then listen to few simple tips.

1. It doesn’t have to be makeup drawer, maybe you have desk where you keep all that so you have more place, but you have to admit that it’s TOO MUCH. First thing you have to do is pick things that are too old. You have to throw that away. You have that mascara for over a year? That’s not good, throw it away! You got that lipstick for your birthday FIVE years ago?? Ok, that’s not good either – TRASH! So, it’s already much better when you did that, don’t you agree?

2. Second step is to find make up that you got or bought recently but used it only once or never. Put it in a box and sell it, give it to someone or maybe do a swap with a friend! Whatever you choose, you will earn some money, or make someone happy, or get some new things you will use. Isn’t that good?

3. Now when you have only make up that you love and use in your drawer or on your desk, it’s time to organize it. I like to organize it by type and I think that’s the simplest way. So, hair products here, mascaras there, lipglosses here.. I think you understand what I want to say!

And that’s it! You will never have a problem with finding that eye pencil you love the most!
Now we only have to keep it that way!

44 Comments Posted

  1. I'm the same – i buy new stuff but i hoard the old. This isn't just make up with me, it's everything. Down to a tiny piece of paper or a swing tag off a new dress, why do i find it hard to throw things out!? I want my desk to look as tidy as yours. You have inspired me to re-organize! x

  2. I need to do some major cleaning out myself…especially my night stands. It's always those little random things that you're not quite sure where to put? Yea….I try to stay organized though!

  3. Haha, isn't organizing great?! I'm a pretty organized person myself, and when I clean up a mess I always feel an "ahhh…" It's just so NEAT and ORGANIZED! LOL! And your desk looks pretty awesome now. Pretty drastic before-and-after shots! πŸ™‚

  4. I was so happy in the last few years when I re-organized my bedroom and bathroom. I found so many things I'd held onto and no longer needed from clothes, to books from college years ago, to old makeup that was probably beyond it's expiration date. It feels really good when you get rid of the clutter because you don't realize the effect that has on other aspects of your life.

    Glad to see the progress pictures above!! πŸ˜€

  5. Lancome Hypnose Mascara, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Bobbi Brown cheek highlighter and any pink lipgloss. It's all a girl needs. Trust this 47-year old's 30+years of make-up experience!

  6. ma bravo ;-D
    kod mene je relativno malo mjesta pa sam prisiljena drΕΎat se u redu, ali da, svako malo naΔ‘em neki viΕ‘ak koji rado poklonim… čak i koji lak za nokte πŸ˜‰

  7. i need to clean out my bathroom drawers! they used to be organized but my youngest loves to go in there and pull my brushes out. not fun for me, but oh well.

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