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5 Ways I Stay Organized Behind-The-Scenes

I teased this post last week over on Instagram Stories! I’m sharing five ways I stay organized and keep the clutter to a minimum. Like I mentioned in my last home post here, I’m a skincare and beauty product fanatic! I love trying new products and sharing my favorites with you guys. But I also have to find somewhere to put ALL of that stuff, right? See the different ways I’m stashing my stuff in today’s full post!

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How To Stay Organized At Home | Jewelry Organization

How To Stay Organized At Home | Lucite Organizers

Invest in Lucite Organizers

Besides being really pretty, lucite or acrylic organizers keep your things within eyesight. This will keep everything easy to find and neatly kept. I found this amazing lucite rolling cart at Home Goods, and I’m now kicking myself for not buying the second one they had too. (I tried and tried to find this version online but failed. BUT Wayfair has a ton of good bar cart options that could be repurposed for something similar.)

I also use smaller acrylic makeup organizers and jewelry organizers. They make it quick to spot which shade of lipcolor I’m looking for or which earrings that I want to grab before heading out of the door! Eventually, I’d love to splurge and get the BIG acrylic makeup organizers.

How To Stay Organized At Home | Utilizing Drawer Space

How To Stay Organized At Home | Utilizing Drawer Space

Utilize Extra Drawer Space

Instead of keeping old unworn t-shirts in the bottom drawers of our dresser, I stuck them up in the attic in clear plastic tubs. This freed up a ton of room to organize my beauty and skincare products! Not only do I buy products that I love in bulk (Extreme Coupon-er style), but I also get frequent press samples for new products and brands to try out. I love having drawers to grab things out of – especially when I’ve run out of mascara or want to try a new blush color. It’s also a way to keep me from cluttering up the bathroom. (If you ask Jordan, he would say the bathroom is already cluttered.)

When my drawers get too full, that’s when I’ll pull out things and give it to my intern or use for an Instagram giveaway. Share the wealth right?! HEADS UP – I will be doing a major beauty giveaway from my product drawers over on Instagram Stories today!

How To Stay Organized At Home | Using Accessory Trays How To Stay Organized At Home | Using Accessory Trays

Accessory Trays

Somehow messes look less chaotic when they’re contained. Decorative trays give me a spot to throw miscellaneous items. This keeps them from potentially getting strewn about the room. The bench the end of our bed has few different trays that I mixed and matched like my MacKenzie-Childs Lattice Tray and this World Market Mirrored Tray. The trays on the dresser tend to be where I drop earrings and rings until I can put them up properly. I keep trays like this all over the house! Jordan even has a tray in the entryway where he can drop his keys, glasses, loose change and whatever else he has in his pockets.

How To Stay Organized At Home | Jewelry Organization

Jewelry Holders

My favorite jewelry storage solution for keeping my necklaces organized – and most importantly untangled – is this multi-tiered stand. This way they’re always are in my line of sight when I’m putting together outfits. I also found this amazing, vintage towel stand (like these on Etsy) from an estate sale that I use to hang my delicate necklaces.

This acrylic ring tower stays stacked up with my favorite cocktail rings and statement pieces. I put my more delicate rings in my zippered jewelry cases so that they don’t get lost.

How To Stay Organized At Home | Repurposing Boxes

Repurpose Old Boxes

I like hold on to boxes in good shape to store different miscellaneous items. In this last home post, I have larger boxes housed under the bench at the end of our bed. And in the photo above, I have a few stacked on top of the dresser. The boxes on the dresser hold things like nail polish colors that are out of season and various tech accessories for easy access. They basically serve as a junk drawer when you don’t have an extra drawer to spare! Especially when your drawers are filled up with skincare products like mine, haha. 

And speaking of those product drawers, I use the bottom halves of small boxes to keep the products compartmentalized. You can see in the photo below I sectioned off areas by using small boxes as containers. This keeps everything from just swimming around and getting mixed together. I highly recommend doing this in all of your drawers!

Do you guys have any tips or hacks for staying organized? I’d love to hear! 

How To Stay Organized At Home | Utilizing Drawer Space

photos by Lainey Reed

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  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    I love the idea of an accessories tray! Yours is gorgeous, and with the watches, it can be a display too!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    August 25, 2017 at 7:26 am
    • Reply

      OH thank you so much Charmaine!

      August 29, 2017 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Sharon

    So many great tips here! I always try to repurpose my cute boxes and display them. Your drawers are impressively organized. I’m getting some larger furniture soon in my bedroom and I’m hoping that helps my issue, I’m just running out of space, I’ve started hanging everything. But the stuff that can’t be hung is taking over, sooo many hats, ha! I hope you have a lovely weekend.

    August 26, 2017 at 8:08 am
    • Reply

      I feel you on the hats!! I end up stacking them on top of each other and keeping them on a shelf. I’ll be posting a better look at my closet organization hopefully on Thursday though!

      August 29, 2017 at 8:53 pm

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