How To Organize and Keep Your Vanity Counter Clutter-Free

By: Lynne Gabriel

One of my unofficial goals this year is to be more organized. I’m naturally a neat person but there is definitely a room for improvement in my organization department.

It’s been a couple of months since we’ve moved into our brand new home. I must admit that organizing everything is such a long and tedious process. However, once you’ve got everything organized, it’s such a rewarding feeling. In addition, organizing our stuff eventually saves us time in the end because it’s easier to find the things that we need at any given time.

I don’t have the biggest master bathroom vanity and not a lot drawers so I’d have to make use of the spaces and storages wisely. I need to make the counter tops clutter-free or it will drive me crazy.

If you’re planning to do some organization in your vanity, here are some important tips:

  1. Survey what you’ve got.
    First, take a quick look at the cosmetics and/or skincare items that you have so you know more or less what type and how many organizers and storage units you would need. Take them all out on the floor or wherever you can so you can have a better look.
  2. Categorize your items.
    Once you have them all out, categorize them: Lipsticks, lip glosses, mascaras,  and eyeliners can all go together. Eyeshadows, blushes, compact powders can all go together and so on and so forth. You can organize them to however you see fit and based on the frequency of your usage. For example, if you REALLY have a limited space, you might just get a couple of
  3. Invest in storage or space saver units.
    Boxy Girl has got the most functional acrylic cosmetic organizers that I’ve seen so far. They’ve got anything from lipstick organizers, brush organizers, drawers with lids (for eye make-up or jewelries) and jewelry organizers. You would want to invest in high-quality products for this and Boxy Girl has got you covered.

I seem to have a lot of  mascara, lip glosses and lipstick so I got both the Boxy Girl Lip Stack and Boxy Girl Everything Stack.

If you’re like me who has a ton of lipsticks or lip glosses, I recommend purchasing the Boxy Girl Lip Stack. Since I have more than enough that it can handle, I decided to get the Boxy Girl Everything Stack which is great for the same items and can combine with make-up brushes and other things. If you really don’t have a lot, then the Everything Stack is perfect.

Below pictured is the Boxy Girl Lip Stack.

I organized my lip glosses, lipstick, mascara, and eyeliner all together.

And here is the Everything Stack where I kept my boxed Dolce & Gabbana cosmetics.

Boxy Girl also has boxes/drawers with dividers in them and you can get it with lids or without. I chose to get them with lids so I can stack them together and make it work like mini drawers. I chose to use mine for eyeshadows, blushes, some creams and a couple of lip glosses that are still in their boxes.

I must warn you: Organizing can be quite addicting! Once you’ve done it once or twice, you’d want to do it everywhere in the house. My basket organizers are driving my husband crazy. Haha! He doesn’t understand the concept of baskets or organizers in cabinets because to him it just takes up space. God bless his heart! HA!

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