Makeup Drawer Before and After : or, how to make a huge difference in just 5 minutes

October 22, 2012

My makeup drawer is one I use about 10 times a day, it’s my main bathroom drawer. And every time, 10 times a day, it bugged me. It was so crowded and had things in it I didn’t need that got in the way of what I did need.

Before: crowded and irritating

Today, thinking of good, old, Spencer Pratt, I decided to take 5 minutes and get this thing into better shape.

Nothing special here. Nothing “organizey”.

I just threw out all the stuff I’d accumulated but didn’t need. And I moved a few things (the Q-tips, the baby’s toothbrush) into spaces that made more sense.

And then I rinsed out the tray and put back the remaining items. That’s it. But boy, did I feel better! I kept opening the drawer just to admire it.

After: emptier and aaaaah

Took 5 minutes.

What can you do in 5 minutes?

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Damian October 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

As with any drawer organizing project, the trick is always in maintaining it.

laura @ hollywood housewife October 22, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Yes, but what did you do with your Urban Decay Naked eye palette? It’s my favorite. :)

Meredith Meredith October 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm

It’s still there! It’s one of my faves, too!

Megan October 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Amazing what you can accomplish in 5 minutes. Pretty sure there’s a baby toothbrush in my makeup tray too.

Marcia at Organising Queen April 23, 2015 at 11:15 am

I adore 5-minute organising tasks that make a difference foreverrrrrrrr :)

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