My "desk area" currently lives in the "middle room" which was initially labeled as a dining room but really doesn't have enough room to have a real dining room table so we made it an office area/extra storage.
I will admit that I kind of took it over. Whoops.
So anyways, my desk area was looking a little crazy and I blame that partially on my Alex 9 Drawer Unit. Everything was organized inside but I had all my "every day" stuff on the top meaning I wasn't actually going inside the drawers all the time. The top was always looking messy and I wanted to make the top drawer of the unit as my "every day drawer"
Not a TON of stuff lived on top, but I was regularly dumping things on top.
So what do we do when things get messy? Take everything out of course!
That is a lot of stuff living in those drawers! Now you may be looking at that and thinking I'm a hoarder and well, yes. Maybe a little.... However this is ALL my beauty products minus full size lotions, full size perfumes, full size shower gels and anything that lives in my shower. While I certainly have more then I need I store lots of back ups here including any free products I get from couponing.
Once sorting and organizing here is what I came up with for my current Alex 9 Drawer Unit Organization.
The top of the unit now only holds current hair products, two hair brushes, and my makeup brushes.
Of course my mirror too which wouldn't be mine if it wasn't dirty.
The top drawer has been turned into my daily drawer. This is where I house my glasses and contacts (instead of on my desk where they had been living) and my daily face products.
The next drawer houses face products. Primers, foundations and concealers on the left. Blushes, highlighters, bronzers and setting sprays on the right. In the back I have extra face products including masks and tweezers and an eyelash curler.
The third drawer is my favorite! I love all my eyeshadows and have so much fun poking around this drawer. I have palettes on the left, and single eyeshadows on the right. Towards the back I have eyeliners and mascaras.
My lip product and perfume sample drawer is not too overflowing right now but all my chapstick lives inside this blue jewelry box which I absolutely love to have full.
My nailpolish has moved into this smaller drawer and I try to keep it contained to this big plastic organizer. I also keep my older polish in the front and newer polish towards the back so I know what I want to focus on using up first.
I have two drawers full of hair products. So excessive. (Picture that emoji with the monkey covering his eyes right here)
The top hair product drawer has larger items like flat iron sprays, hair sprays, etc...
My second hair product drawer holds my smaller products and any shampoos and conditioners. This is why I only coupon and don't pay for these types of products.
The next drawer is full of backups. I have mini shower gels and lotions which I'm not currently using. I also have my backup antics from Bath and Body Works. In the back I have backup razors. I'm not picky with razors at all so I never pay for them!
The bottom drawer also holds some backup and off season items. I have backup toothbrushes which I got for free or cheap couponing. I also have some white strips in here. I have all my free soaps in the back and also some lint rollers, sunscreen and bug repellant.
I took all my clean brushes and put those away and realized I wanted to take my every day eye makeup and put that in the top every day drawer instead of in the containers on top of the unit.
Tucked nicely in the top drawer so I know what's in use!
Are you ready for organization and cleaning in the new year?! I do stuff like this all year long but can't wait for everyone else to start chatting about it as well!