The spring cleaning bug has bit. For months now I’ve been meaning to tackle my under the sink disaster that is all my makeup/beauty. A few weeks ago I ordered this Avon Beauty Caddy but last night while bing watching Netflix I decided let’s put this baby to use!
I’ve been holding off because I wanted to snap a few pics of the caddy all prettied up with the newest products as shown in the stock photo for you guys, but last night I said screw it and pulled out all my stuff to clean out and organize. One of my biggest life motto’s is waste not want not, which is also that of a hoarder, yes I have hoarding tendencies, I can’t help it! To not hoard it all I had to follow a few steps to get my stuff under control.
1. Pitch It – Throw out any nearly empties. Why am I holding on to a trial size eye primer that I can barely squeeze out. Throw out any old mascara’s. I have new mascara’s that I LOVE way more no need to hold on to those old ones that are WELL past the 3 month mark (recommended renew date for mascara). Throw out anything where the formula hast changed or smells funny.
2. Pass It On – After I went through everything that needed to go I still had a BUNCH of stuff from gifts with purchases, beauty subscriptions, things I just bought or while traveling when I forgot my usual, or things that just weren’t my color/flattering. I held on to all these because well they’re like brand new or barely used, and that waste not want not mentality sets in. So to ease the guilt I sprayed them all down with alcohol and put them in a bag to share with my friends too see if any of them want them before I either donate or pitch.
3. Pack It Up – So after I narrowed down everything I still have a ton of stuff. Whatever, I like beauty products! I sorted them into eyes, lips, face and almost a sub-category of all things pencils/tubes and then tools. Now on to the storage… the Avon Beauty Caddy actually fits so much, like SO MUCH. It also has adjustable dividers so I was able to organize all my pallets in one section. Face products and lipsticks in another, all the pencils/tube like things standing up in the back, and some body products in another. Along the sides it has 3 pockets perfect for sample sizes, squeeze tubes, etc. Also on both ends there’s elastic bands where I put my foundations, kabuki brush and eye curler. I keep most my brushes in a cup on the counter but otherwise I would of put them in here too! I was shocked how much I fit in here and how easily accessible everything is!
When I finished last night I was almost giddy with excitement over my new organization! I am no longer embarrassed the the status under my sink, go ahead open it up see how pretty and accessible all my crap is! I was just as giddy this morning when I got up to use it… and see that this exact caddy is on flash sale for 30% off making it only $7! I mean I’ve been searching makeup storage solutions/diy’s for months and months and didn’t really find anything worth it and affordable. PROBLEM SOLVED! I’m ordering 2 more, one for my hair products/accessories and one for skincare/bath and body care. I was so excited I snapped these crappy super organic pictures this morning just so you can scale how realistic a solution these steps and organizer are.
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