Hi everyone! Today I’ll be showing you how I store my beauty products on a budget. Currently, all of my beauty products are stored in my bathroom because it has a giant mirror and lots of countertop space. I don’t shower in this bathroom so it’s fine to put everything here. But if you shower in your bathroom, then you need to move your products to your bedroom or another location that doesn’t get too humid. Let’s start!
Here’s a view of my bathroom countertop from the door. I have 4 main organizers: green basket, red caddy, silver rack, and small blue containers. While clear acrylic containers are the most popular makeup organizers (at least according to Pinterest), they tend to be really expensive. Who wants to spend more money on organizers than the beauty products themselves?! Most of the containers I’m using were found in the dollar section or clearance section.
As you can see above, I don’t really sort my products strictly by type. Most of the time, I organize them by the size of the container and then similar products would cluster together.
Green basket (~$4 at Target): This one holds mostly bottles that are tall and skinny. I also have my yellow Clarisonic Mia 2 here since the height is perfect. There’s a small round blue container ($1 or $2 at Walmart) that holds hair ties, pins, and clips. I think I found this round container in the dollar section at Walmart.
Red caddy ($1 or $2 at Target): These caddies not only great for holding school supplies at elementary schools, but they are also awesome makeup organizers! On the right side, I put my face brushes in the back section and eye products in the front section. On the left, there’s my makeup remover, BB cream, primer, eyelash curler, and other small products with pointy ends that don’t stand up straight (like this eye cream).
Silver rack (~$15 at K-Mart): I put some blue rectangular containers ($1 for 2 at Target) on the rack so they can hold small items such as acne spot treatments, concealers, lip products, etc. Some of the products with bulky packaging also go on here. The clear tray at the bottom is actually half of the a Ferrero Rocher box! Putting these items in the tray (instead of directly underneath the track) makes it easier to reach the items in the back.
For nail polishes, contact lenses, and other small items that I don’t reach for on a regular basis, I keep them in little baskets ($1 for 2 at Walmart) that fit perfectly in my drawer.
The second drawer is a bit taller and I use it to store backups and products that I’m not currently using. Here, I’m using another green basket (~$4 at Target) to keep the products from shifting around.
Total cost: $28-$30 for 11 storage containers. This is definitely a better deal than buying ONE acrylic container for about the same price.
When I used to live in a dorm, I didn’t have as much room for my products. So I put my most-used skin care and makeup products in a Sterilite box (about the size of a shoe box). I like this better than using a makeup bag because everything is out in the open and it’s easy to keep things organized.
The only thing I haven’t figured out is how to organize my hair styling tools and hair accessories. If you have any suggestions, leave a comment below! Hope you find my beauty storage tips to be helpful!