These Are Some Genius Ways to Organize Your Skincare Collection
You do your research, you shop around, you add to cart and finally commit. You spend all this time curating your perfect skincare routine, but how do you store your precious babies? Here, we provide some tricks and tips on how to organize your skincare collection.
If you’re a dedicated skincare junkie like a lot of us K-beauty addicts are, you know that our hoard — I mean collection — of skincare bottles and potions are sometimes out of control. Even if you’ve cut down on the excess and discarded everything but your essentials, you could still find yourself with 20 to 30 bottles, boxes, or jars to deal with. That might not be so bad if you’re living in a large home with ample storage space, but for many of us, city living is a cramped affair that prompts us to get creative with storage.
Today I’m going to share some of my favorite storage finds to help you get a handle on your hoard — damn, I mean collection, COLLECTION. Yeah, that’s it. If you’re getting ready to do some spring cleaning, this may be the story for you.
1. Countertop storage
If you’ve got a bounty of countertop space but want to streamline, check out these options.
Two Tone 3-Tier Free Standing Bathroom Organizer
Wow, I love love love this bamboo and white box minimalist number. Design-wise this one is totally me, and it would fit perfectly in my bathroom. I also like that this could work either on the counter or on the floor as a freestanding unit. It offers a lot of storage space too, so even someone with a crazy routine like mine would be totally covered with this organizer. This one is on my personal wish list.
MOPPE Mini Chest Of Drawers
This was a wildly popular item at Ikea that was discontinued and recently brought back, much to my delight. I love the unfinished plywood look but if you’re going to be using this in a bathroom setting, I’d suggest at least sealing it with a clear varnish to keep it safe from dampness. If you’re someone who hates visual clutter and wants things all squared away behind the scenes, this is a perfect little chest to get the job done. It’s also highly customizable since it comes unfinished; there are tons of tutorials for inspiration on how to paint your MOPPE to suit your tastes.
Yamazaki Free Standing Shower Caddy
This is labeled as a shower caddy, which I guess it could be, but all I see is a K-beauty routine organizer when I look at it. This looks like the perfect little shelf for freeing up counter space, and I bet you could fit everything you need for almost every routine in here.
2. Inside Shelf Storage
If you are blessed enough to have built-in cabinetry storage in your bathroom or bedroom, that doesn’t always mean you have enough room to store every little thing you have lurking about. Change that by taking advantage of vertical space by making a tower of VARIERA organizers. They come in two sizes: One is a bit longer than the other so you can either stack two like normal-sized bunk beds or choose one large bottom and one small top. Either combination will result in a lot more storage space and maximized organization.
If you have tons of space and just want a way to keep things corralled, an open basket box is great. You can use these pine versions for an easily accessible bin. I personally have something similar that I keep in the fridge as dedicated sheet mask storage. They’re the perfect size for filing away your favorite masks and just about anything else you want to keep hidden away.
3. Wall Storage
If your countertop situation and shelving situation are both lacking, all’s not lost. There’s always the walls!
I’ve often wondered if they named this line LACK since it’s for those of us lacking something and wanting a very simple solution. What you lack in counter space you gain in wall space with the LACK hidden bracket shelves. I love this small version since it works in even the most microscopic of bathrooms. They come in white, black, or a fun new yellow color, so I’m sure one of them will work for you.
BEKVAM Spice Rack
It says spice rack, but I’ve seen this repurposed as everything from a picture rail to a children’s book rack. It’s not too far out of the realm to see this as a perfect skincare shelf. It’s also the most budget-friendly option at $3.99, so you can stock up on however many you need. If you find you’ve purchased too many, this would also be great for nail polish collection storage!
How do you organize your skincare? Have you repurposed anything to fit your