If you’re anything like me and 90% of your holiday wish list was full of beauty products, it makes sense to wait until after gifting season is over to survey the damage of your bathroom vanity. First, consider getting into a KonMari state of mind (a.k.a. toss out any products that are expired or don’t give you joy), then organize what’s left into one of these convenient, game-changing ideas. Not only is it so rewarding to get extra space back from your home, but you’ll enjoy having easier access to your beloved products. Get inspired below:
A skincare fridge does double duty: It not only keeps your products out of the way and looks fancy on your vanity, but it also could make your skincare products more effective. Store eye creams, jade rollers or gua sha tools, masks, and mists in there to help reduce the look of puffiness and inflammation (the cold temperature has the ability to constrict your blood vessels). This particular model comes with handles for each portability and two removable shelves so you can store taller items. You can easily fit a dozen or more products, depending on their size. Make sure you don’t set your temperature below 32 degrees, or else your products might freeze.
Rolling carts are great for tight spaces where you don’t have a closet, shelving, or room for a vanity (a.k.a. pretty much every single NYC apartment I’ve ever lived in). Now that I reside in a larger home, I still love using a rolling cart to have all my skincare items in one place and easily move them from the bathroom to my makeup vanity in my bedroom, if needed. This affordable option comes in seven colors. You’ll be surprised at how much it holds when you get creative with stacking. For the beauty enthusiast who has a large skincare collection, it’s the perfect option to comfortably contain more than 75 items.
This tabletop organizer is basically like a fancy and chic Lazy Susan: It features a 360-degree rotation to easily access all of your goods. It has five different “cubbies” on the top of the organizer as well as eight compartments on the sides. It’s certainly more than enough space to feature the products in your everyday routine, plus your makeup essentials.
While storing your products in a travel bag is obviously great when you’re on the go, it’s a pretty genius idea to keep them permanently in something like this where it can hang off your door and free up counter/closet space. The clear compartments make it easy to see everything so you don’t have to do a ton of shuffling. And yes, when you have to hit the road, we love that it takes the thinking out of packing your toiletries — just zip it up and go.
If you’re tight on counter space, think about getting creative with your walls. Adding one or two simple floating shelves showcases your skincare products like mini works of art. We love the idea of adding a frame around your shelves (by removing the glass) to really put your things on display.
This compact organizer is small but mighty. It can hold about 10 full-sized skincare products in the top compartment, which is covered by a transparent dome to protect your things from getting dirty, dusty, or wet. Plus, two drawers for smaller or flat items like sheet masks. The design of it looks great for any aesthetic, but if you pride in a clutter-free home, you’ll love the way you can easily store it away in a closet or under your sink cabinet.
A trick I learned from being in charge of the beauty closet back in the day at Glamour magazine: The secret to using boxes for your skincare organization is to use drawers that pull out (instead of using lids). That way, all of your products are easier to access and create less of a mess when you’re trying to find something. Clear drawers are best so that you can immediately tell what’s in the content of your boxes.
This two-tier tower is big enough to hold your daily skincare products but doesn’t take up too much space at the same time. Think about putting your a.m. products on the top shelf, then the p.m. products on the bottom shelf so you never have to shuffle things around to find what you’re looking for. The rose gold finish always magically adds a sophisticated touch to any decor item, plus we love the subtle design of the eyelashes that add a bit of a wink.
If you’re a true minimalist to your routine and you only have a few products that you want to organize, these chic marble-pattern trays are all you need to keep your space tidy. The pair (one tray is smaller than the other) is just enough space to add your cleanser, moisture, eye cream, SPF, and a couple of other everyday essentials.
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