Can you stand another organizing idea?

You may be growing weary of my sometimes quirky organizing ideas, but this one was kind of by request.  I was poking around in blogland a couple of days ago and Carmie of The Single Nester http://www.thesinglenester.com/2010/10/makeup-organization.html, caught my attention with her makeup organization.  I won't say I'm a makeup nut, but I do like makeup & use it every day, so I like it organized. Her idea was great, but I have a very small master bath (yep, it's a one sinker) & her storage container would have been too large for my available storage.  I mentioned that I had contained mine into a single drawer a couple of years ago & was still happy with my organized drawer system.  She asked if she could see it, & crazy blog sister that I am, I'm going to "assume" that some of the rest of you might like it as well.

I had to recreate the befores & my construction process since I hadn't thought to take pictures (who would have thought I'd be blogging, not me).  Yeah, messing up my drawer -- that's how much I love ya!  Okay this picture is approximately how messy it was before; well, it was probably a lot messier.

Seriously, I'm not a high-end makeup person.  I get most things at Walmart.  What can I say?

I actually got the idea for doing this to my makeup drawer because I had created something similar in my play room for some craft supplies.  I start most any project with a sketch of some kind.  I laid out my makeup items (man, did I ever do some tossing during this process) & put them in groups & measured.  Sounds rather tedious as I write about it, but it was really simple.

The supplies I used:  1/8" foam board, hot glue gun, ruler & cutting device

Essentially what you are creating is an insert with the foam board.  It doesn't need exterior sides, just the interior dividers.  With my measurements at hand, I cut the board pieces & started gluing.  This stuff dries very quickly, so it didn't take long at all.  The end result made it possible to have a makeup drawer that looks like this photo.  Totally works for me.

For makeup brushes, q-tips, cotton balls, etc., I found these simple glass containers at the DS.

Well, there you go.  Now you've seen inside the drawer that lets magic happen.  Hope this is of help to a few of you, anyway.  Maybe sometime I will show you how I organize my clothes closet.  Woopie, I bet you can't wait for that one!

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  1. Hi, sweet blog friend! Thank you for you visit to Southern Somedays!!! You asked if the house in the photo was mine...sadly, no! I get the joy of being surrounded by amazing historical architecture in this part of SC and I soak in every bit. My house is 45 years young and a baby in terms of SC homes! Plesae visit again!

    BTW, love your drawer idea...I might have to utilize that!

  2. Wow! You did a great job! I never would have thought to use foam core as dividers. I love how you planned it and made the compartments fit your needs. If something doesn't fit in the designated compartments, then you know you need to get rid of something. Looks great! I need to do me some purgin'!


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