Lights, Camera… It’s Make-Up Organizing in Action!

Lights, Camera… It’s Make-Up Organizing in Action!

Most of us have a daily beauty routine – it is a part of most of our lives.  Whether you simply wash and moisturize or have a full on make-up studio.  We all want to feel and look put together and having an organized system for getting there makes it an enjoyable and productive process.  So, how do you organized make-up?  Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Space

To organize your makeup (or anything), you first need space.  Either find or create a space that works best for your home, schedule and… good lighting.  Bathrooms and bedrooms are probably your best spot.

  1. Categorize

Go through the make-up you currently have and put like things into groups.   Throw away any make-up that is more than a year old (old make-up builds bacteria).  Having categorizes like blush, shadows and liners will help you get organized.  On to the next step…

  1. Contain

Now that you have a space (and you know what you have to put in it), we need to decide how you are going to store your make-up.  Ask yourself a couple of questions:

  • Do you like standing up or sitting down while you do make-up?
  • Do you like to have your make-up in portable or stationary containers?
  • Do I want to have it right at hand or can it be stored in a cabinet or a drawer?

Then, you are ready to decide on a container, depending on the space and amount of make-up that you have.  You’re your house first as you may already something you can repurpose. Here are some options:


To maintain an organized system that will work for you, keep like things grouped so you won’t soon have a cluttered mess.

Before you know it, you’ll be ready for lights – camera – action!  To see a great example of an organized make-up space, visit A Bowl Full of Lemons and let us know what creative solutions you come up with!  We’d love to hear from you.

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Kathy Jenkins is the President of Come To Order, a Residential Professional Organizer, Student Organizer, Certified Family Manager Coach, Writer and Speaker based in Richmond, Virginia. She is a member of NAPO and ICD and is dedicated to helping her clients simplify their lives by reducing clutter, organizing their homes and offices, and managing their time. Kathy especially enjoys working with kids and their families to help them learn good organizational skills that will benefit them for a lifetime.  Follow Kathy on Facebook.


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