To prepare for this mission, I hit the internet hard, watching organizational shows and Instagram trolling for all the inspiration I could find. Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin recently shared an in-depth tour of IGTV’s home detailing its ultra-organized space, including a long section dedicated to its solutions for keeping all of its beauty products under control. Right away I noticed that she was using tons of acrylic drawers and organizers, and if I know one thing is that The Container Store is where to locate all of the variations of these clear bins. and, really, any other organizational solution I could imagine. So I dove head first into his website to start planning.
For personalized advice specific to my situation, I asked Kelly Welch, professional organizer and owner of Organized by KW, for practical advice to make this project run smoothly. Here’s what she had to say:
Tip # 1: “Whatever area you are organizing (closet, kitchen or, in this case, beauty products), the first step is to put all, and I mean everything, in the open! Remove everything. “
Tip # 2: “Now that you’ve got everything out, it’s time to go through everything! First, check the expiration dates and throw away anything that’s expired. Now the hardest part: if you haven’t used this produced for at least six months, throw it. Believe me. I know it’s tough, but you’re left with only the products you actually use, without the clutter. “
Tip # 3: “Now that you have a good idea of your inventory, the fun begins with the categories and labels. Find the system that best organizes your products into categories that work for you. Everyone is different, but a general tip is not to not go too far to where you end up with the mess. Instead of facial products as a category, try something more specific like lotions and serums. “
Tip # 4: “Now that everything is categorized, it’s time to put everything back in place. Prioritize the products you use the most and place them in your top real estate areas. These could be places that are easily accessible, display areas for your products more pleasant, etc. “