Wednesday, 30 January 2019

De-cluttering my makeup drawer


Yesterday I thought it was time to reorganize and clean my makeup drawer a bit, and I decided to write about it. I don`t know if you are like me, but I love to clean all my drawers every couple months or even more frequently - I have no idea how, but random stuff I don`t need anymore just keeps accumulating in there!

And if I don`t clean it up regularly, it will all end up being one big hot mess. That`s why I do it frequently, and why there isn`t a great big difference visible between the before and after pictures.

This is my desk - I keep my makeup in my top drawer. It used to hold my books while I was in primary school, but for a few years it`s been my makeup drawer - such a good decision, much better than keeping everything crammed in a makeup bag.

This is what the drawer looked like before the cleaning.

I love cleaning and organizing my drawers, I don`t know, I`m weird like that. It makes me happy knowing that everything I own, I use, and that it`s not just pointlessly sitting there. I guess I am leaning more towards the minimalist way of thinking - though this drawer doesn`t really look very minimalist... hahaha

The container on the left holds all my necklaces and rings. It used to be my dad`s container for nails and screws, but he kindly gave it to me to store my jewelry - thanks dad <3 haha

The container in the middle holds all the makeup I use fairly frequently: lip gloss, eyeliner, brow pencil and other brow stuff, mascara and lip balm. The container next to it has my face powder, blush, foundation (though I don`t use it as a foundation, I use it as concealer woopsie) and a few highlighters.

The big container in the back has my eye shadow palettes and a body spray, and there are also two jars: one holding my makeup brushes and the other one holding my lip liners. My brushes are small, so they fit in perfectly with the height of the drawer!

Oh, and there`s a small container with my nail polishes in the far back, behind the jars.

I took everything out of the drawer and cleaned it with a wet rag. Before putting the containers back in, I took everything out of them and evaluated whether I need it or not. And this is very easy to do! I just think like this: `How many times have I used this in the past year` - if the answer is zero, or maybe once, then I get rid of it.

There were also a couple of things that were not supposed to be there (like my mum`s necklace, and adhesive bandages - I use them when I have to wear uncomfortable shoes!).

It maybe doesn`t look like much has been done, but I can see the difference. It`s less cluttered, and the makeup that I do not need anymore I`ve given to my sister - the matte face powder, beauty blender and highlighter. It`s better to give it to someone who will use it, instead of it being in my drawer!

I`ve also put away two of my sparkling blue-ish and purple-ish eyeliners into my crafting supplies.. I almost never use them as they are so hard to wear - I can never find the right occasion for them! And they`d be much more usable for my drawings :) 

How frequently do you have little drawer-organizing/cleaning parties?

- Lena xx

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