If you’re on the hunt for tips to organize your vanity, this post has just what you’re looking for! Keeping your beauty products organized doesn’t have to be that difficult, although it may seem that way sometimes. All you need are a few core guidelines to get you started and keep on track with organization! Here are my tips to organize your vanity and keep it looking fresh and cute and de-cluttered!
1 Use Magnet Strips
A really neat way to organize your vanity is by using magnetic strips to keep your “every-day items” in a convenient spot! These are the makeup products you use on a daily basis. Just use hot glue to attach a magnetic strip to the back of each product, then stick them on a little magnet board and hang it close to your mirror. It’s not only functional but it’s cute and very handy on rushed mornings!
2 Use Existing Space to Organize
Your vanity may already have a cabinet or a few drawers of storage space. Often, these spaces get wasted or are not used to full capacity. Here’s how to avoid that. Grab some baskets and caddies, and then divide your products into them by whatever is easiest for you. My own personal baskets in my vanity are divided by hair products, body sprays, lotions, etc. and I use smaller baskets in my drawers to divide makeup products, hair ties and bobby pins, and other smallish items that I want to stay secure and not roll around in the drawer.
3 Get Some Mini Drawers
I love plastic mini drawers because they make organization super easy, yet your products are readily accessible! They work amazing for makeup, jewelry, and hair accessories, even nail polishes! Colored ones will brighten up the area, or you can play it safe and stick to clear or white.
4 Put Loose Items in Cute Jars
I never know how to store my cotton balls or Q-tips and still keep my vanity looking cute. However, I found an idea on good ol’ Pinterest that I’m just itching to try! Try storing your loose items in glass jars! It looks chic and then you know how soon you’ll need to buy more. Makeup brushes can also be displayed in cute little holders!
5 Make It Pretty
Even if you have limited space to work with, do what you can to make the area look relaxing and pretty. It will be more fun to get ready in the mornings if you have a nice little corner to do it in! Line your drawers with contact paper for a pop of unexpected elegance. Set out some candles or a chic vase. Display your jewelry and baubles on a pretty tray. Your perfume bottles also make a pretty display if you have some fancy glass ones!
6 Install Hooks for Your Hair Tools
Hair tools are easier to access if you hang them on hooks beside your vanity. It will also free up storage space and extend the life of your cords by keeping them from being all knotted up all the time. Skip the cheap and tacky nail in the wall and buy an actual hook, it will keep your space looking pretty and pulled together.
7 Sort through and De-clutter
Once you get your space all put together the way you want it, sort through your products as you put them in their place. Toss out anything that is expired, or anything you don’t use anymore. Keeping your area de-cluttered will help you stay organized, and help you find your products easier!
I don’t know about you, but I find it so much easier to get ready when everything is in its own place and easy to find! Rushed mornings go smoother when I’m not digging through drawers trying to find my mascara or frantically searching for where I last used my hairspray. If these tips gave you some great ideas to put to use, please share your plans for organizing your vanity in the comments below! Thanks for reading!