Because I posted my first big "away from home" organization project, I thought I would stick with the Bathroom/Linen theme this week. Specifically, a gals good friend, Makeup!
One of the guidelines I shared with my mom, was from one of my most favorite books, Real Simple: the Organized Home. It walked through the process of sorting through that makeup bag, or drawer or caddy.
Here is what we learned:
"When editing the contents of the medicine cabinet and/or makeup drawer, consider the age and the condition of your makeup and applicators. You'll probably end up tossing more than you think - and not feeling guilty about it."
I put together a little reference grid below (click to enlarge):
"It is also important to keep makeup tubes and bottles and makeup applicators in top shape.
Makeup Wands: If needed, clean them with tissue paper, not facial tissue, which will leave lint behind.
Cotton Swabs: Dip them into makeup remover to clean around the necks of makeup tubes; use nail-polish remover to do the same with bottles of nail polish.
Makeup Brushes: Use baby shampoo to wash them, then let them air dry before returning them to the cabinet or drawer.
Some pretty great tips, gotta love Real Simple! For me personally? I love to tote around my makeup in this little Acrylic Vanity Tote from The Container Store. Everything is sorted and visible and mobile, making my mornings a breeze. Anything that can help me out in the mornings, is worth hearting!