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InterDesign Three Drawer Organizers

I just bought two more InterDesign 3 Drawer Organizers to hold and separate my hair barettes and other small items including bath related or haircare related samples and lip glosses.  I initially started organizing with these InterDesign drawers about a year ago.  They hold what I need, are affordable at ~$11.99 each, attractive in design, and easy to clean.  I tend to keep items fairly light weight in them so I cannot attest to heavier items.  They don’t seem as sturdy as organizers made of thick acrylic so I wouldn’t overload them.  I believe they are made of Resipreme plastic.   They measure ~6-1/2″ sq. x 6-1/2″ h with chrome-plated drawer pulls.  I’ve seen someone on You Tube use these drawers as her main cosmetic organizers.  I usually order them online from The Container Store; they may have some on display at your local Container Store if you would like to check them out before purchasing.  I really do like these organizers a lot and highly recommend them.

*Photocredit: The Container Store

Pier 1 Hayworth Vanity Pieces

Every once in a while, Pier 1 can pleasantly surprise me.  I adore these furniture pieces which are part of their Hayworth Collection.  They look more expensive than they really are and can spruce up a plain room in a very pretty way.  I believe any of these can be combined well with a shabby chic sensibility.

*Photocredit: Pier 1

Makeup etc. Re-Organization Ideas

My efforts to re-organize have been long overdue. I used to keep my makeup in train cases or plastic boxes… An okay solution if you have ample living space. Since my area isn’t spacious, I had to rely on vertical storage. I found a fairly reasonably priced storage unit (Castela) on Target’s website that’s perfect for small spaces and apartments, that’s also attractive to help store things like makeup, nail polish, socks, backup toiletries etc (small items). It also protects my things from getting too dusty. I used small box lids to act as dividers. It’s been working well so far in keeping everything neat, colors and labels visible. I’ve placed books on top so I cut-to-fit a brown drawer/shelf liner to protect the wood from scrapes. Just wanted to mention that the Castela is pretty small (sort of like the size of children’s furniture). If you need a big shelf with drawers, you may be disappointed. For eye pencils, mascaras, and the like, I used an old Pottery Barn spinning desk organizer to keep similar items together (I will include a pic when I get a chance). I suggest places like Target, Marshalls, Michaels/craft, The Container Store, Ikea, office supply, 99 cents/dollar/discount stores, and eBay to look for inexpensive storage solutions. Please comment if you can recommend any others I have not covered. Thanks to all the numerous You Tube makeup and organization gurus who have inspired me. I dedicate this blog post to you.

*Photocredit: Target & NYCupcake