This week on the show Organize Your Makeup. Update Your Look. we organized our makeup drawers (Tracy here and Chelle on this page, shared our 6 favorite products and interviewed a Sephora makeup specialist.
See how Tracy and Chelle used the END CLTR steps to organize their makeup drawers. They did it together because that’s what friends are for! Follow along and then do the exact same thing to organize your makeup drawer!
Yes, this was my (Chelle’s) makeup drawer before the transformation. Please note my lame attempt at the use of drawer organizers. Boomer was not impressed.
Getting started. Tracy and I EMPTIED the drawer on the floor and began the next step…
…NAME PILES. This definitely revealed my makeup hoarding tendencies. Looks like brushes and lip products are a problem.
After the drawer was completely emptied it was a good time to break out some Clorox wipes. Probably the most beneficial part of this process was to clean the drawer of loose hair and unidentified sticky substances. Tracy’s gag reflex did not kick in which was a bonus to the project and helpful to our friendship in general.
Tracy brought really cool shelf paper to line the drawer. It went on effortlessly. I was tingling with excitement. When attaching shelf liner gives me a thrill, it’s probably an indication I need to get out a little more often.
I then DECIDED what would be tossed, put back in the drawer, or moved to another location. I pitched a lot.
“Will I ever really use some of this stuff?” — “No!” (Heated conversation with myself proves beneficial.)
CONTAIN is the part I would enjoy because I had a new Expandable Drawer Organizer, courtesy of Julie Hisle of Clever Container. Perfect.
Even though I was excited to use my new Clever Container organizer, I must say I got a little stuck. I needed to put the items in the containers in a way that would be efficient for me. Not sure how I wanted to do this. So, I did what came naturally; avoided finishing the project by taking a nap in the fetal position.
Tracy motivated me to keep moving forward by advising me to put items I use most closest to me in the drawer. Less-used products toward the back of the drawer. Yay! I have regained my composure and I feel rested. Win. Win.
Now we LABELED some of the containers so items stay in their proper place.
We placed labels where they can be seen when the items are in place.
Put the elsewhere piles away…
Last two steps are TEST the new organization layout we have chosen. I will use the drawer as it is for awhile to make sure it works for me. I’m guessing I’m going to love it.
Finally, I will REVISIT to maintain and clear out items I am not using or that need to be replaced. This will keep it looking good and help make my makeup routine a lot faster. I’m sure I will save a little money too as I now know what I have.
Ta-Da!! My fabulous, newly-organized makeup drawer! Tracy had a great idea to line the inside of the white containers to give the drawer a more uniform look.
Now it’s your turn! We would love to hear and see pics of how you used END CLTR to organize your makeup drawer. Post comments or questions after this post. Post pictures on Facebook or twitter.