I love organizing my makeup products. Every year around January during the Elfa Sale, I buy tons of storage containers like this one.
But as time goes on I start to throw things on top of the counter similar to this one. Instead of being a Makeup Box It becomes a Catch All Box. Anything big enough to fit in the box starts to find it’s way in the box. For example the mirror
( now how did that get in there)
Every time I open it I have the hardest time finding what I needed, So I thought maybe I should just buy one of those makeup organizer from the Container Store for $12.99 OR
Save a LOT of money and find a better solution. I scored a few pencil boxes at Target for $1 during school supply time ,and if you go back now you might find them on clearance for $.68 which is a steal.( Especially since they work)
I also bought some similar ones from Office Max for $1, but the lids don’t close properly. The ones from Target are a winner. They hold everything perfectly in place, and are stackable. You can shake them upside down and they want open. I gave my two year old the dud box from Office Max and organized my make up boxes with the $68 cents ones from Target.
Even if you can’t find these at Target, check Office Max for this box pictured here for $3.49. Even if you need to buy 2, it’s still more affordable then the $16.99 organizer from the container store. I plan to buy a ton of these and use them for my bracelets, and other items. Such a cleaver idea that saves you time and money.
Here are my top tips
1. Buy small containers- Even though my larger container was cheaper than the makeup organizer, it was too large for what I needed to use it for.
2. Buy sturdy containers with good lids that lock in place
3. A clear container with a colorful lid is the perfect way to see what’s in your makeup box and add some color to your bathroom.
DIY Tip: You can also spray paint the containers if you don’t like the colors. Sometimes when you find things on clearance they are in really odd colors.
The pencil boxes are very sturdy and want fall over, but you could always store them in a bigger container like these under your container.
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