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Clutter in your home is one the fastest ways to use up valuable space and leave you feeling disorganized and overwhelmed. While finding appropriate storage solutions will certainly help to manage clutter, sometimes it’s just not enough, and sometimes it takes a major purge to make that difference.
One collection that can build up fast before you even realize is your cosmetics. From makeup to skincare, these items can take up a whole lot of space and end up spilling over in your bathroom, bedroom, and any other place you can find a spot to store the items. So how can you cut down on your cosmetics clutter to create a more organized space without having to make big sacrifices and do without important items and products? We’ve got a number of tips you can use.
Figure Out the Basics in Your Routine
A great place to start is by making a list of all the basics in your routine – both skincare and makeup wise. Once you’ve got a list it will be much easier to get rid of items that are unnecessary or just don’t fit with your needs.
Typically a basic skincare routine would include the following products:
● Facial oil
● SPF protection
In terms of a makeup routine, that is a bit more individual in that it depends how much or how little makeup you wear on a regular basis.
Choose Multi-Functional Products
Rather than having a separate product for each and every step in your skincare and makeup routine, look for multi-functional products that work like a powerhouse. Any time a single product can do multiple tasks you’re able to downsize the clutter in your collection. Take for example beeswax for skin. Beeswax works in all kinds of different ways in terms of skincare, effectively replacing a number of products at once.
Some of the benefits of beeswax include the fact it is a collagen booster, a natural and effective moisturizer, a humectant which means it draws water molecules to the skin to keep it hydrated, a protective barrier, an anti-inflammatory, and has mild antibacterial properties. Right there you may be able to eliminate a variety of moisturizers, serums, oils, and primers and replace them all with a beeswax product.
Do a Thorough Declutter
Now that you’ve figured out the necessary products in your routine it’s time to declutter. Make sure you aren’t just getting rid of products you don’t use, but also those that don’t fit your skin type or concerns, duplicate products, those with ingredients that are irritating to you, products that are old or past their expiry date, and those you are keeping around “just in case”.
When it comes to decluttering you need to be a little ruthless. Chances are you won’t end up missing the products and instead you’ll be able to appreciate those you have kept and get more use out of them.
Put Thought Into the Storage Option
Finally it’s time to start thinking about storage for your cosmetics. Simply by having the right kind of storage it will make the collection feel less cluttered. You may want to look for something that offers different compartments and separation so you can keep similar use products together and divide things in a logical way. Often a combination of shelving, drawers, and even baskets tend to work well.
An Organized and Curated Collection
Using each of these tips will allow you to cut down on the cosmetics clutter and achieve a more curated collection that you are excited to make use of.