I’m a neat freak and I don’t like clutter very much. I clean, pick up mess and unconsciouly organize them into piles–even in other people’s rooms! I remember I was over a friend’s house back in High School and literally had a headache when I entered her jungle of a room. She had hundreds of books, magazines and other junk on the floor, and by the end of the day I had convinced her into letting me clean up a bit. Call me crazy, but I actually enjoy spending hours cleaning and organizing clutter.
Since I moved to Singapore, my makeup, jewelries and accessories have been stored in a messy pile. My makeup were all stuffed in small bags, while my jewelries were all tangled up together in small drawers. Sometimes I would lie awake at night, haunted by just the thought of sleeping meters away from all the clutter!
Yesterday, I finally talked JR into getting me new drawers and organizers. =)
I love Muji. They have simple yet stylish products for the home (no office furniture though). I walked into the store and fell in love with their storage items right away. It took a while for me to choose what I wanted, but I came home with these drawers:
I love them! I love how they’re frosted and not completely see through like most plastic drawers that I’ve seen around. They’re also stackable, so I can easily buy extras when I need them.
I shared makeup with my mom and sister back in Manila, so I could only take a few of them with me to Singapore. I am starting to build my own collection now (I’ve been crazy over makeup these past few weeks), and the small stash that I currently have fit just right in the three-drawer (two small and one big) setup that I got. I’m thinking of getting another two-drawer set so I can organize the makeup better by separating them according to their use and purpose.
For my jewelries and accessories, I got these plastic dividers to organize my rings and a couple of my earrings. The size is just perfect, as they’re big enough to store my bigger rings (I love over sized rings!). I love how organized it looks and how I can see every one of them. It will definitely be easier for me to pick them out. Although, I was disappointed when I realized that these didn’t come glued together. I had to spend several minutes taping them together, so they wouldn’t fall apart. I’ll check back in the store whether they have some that are ready to use.
I didn’t manage to fix my drawer full of my necklaces, because I just don’t have enough space to organize them properly at the moment. I need to get more of those drawers (like the ones for my makeup), and bigger dividers so I can complete the project. =)
What about you guys? How do you store your mekeup and accessories?