12 Clever Ways to Organize Your Beauty Stash Inspired By the KonMari Method
One of the greatest luxuries in my life is space. When a surfaces — be at my office desk or vanity bureau at home or bathroom cabinet — lacks clutter, my head instantly feels clearer. And the funny thing about space, is that while it's free and something I can control, I often don't see much of it. As a beauty editor, I am constantly getting new products to test, and while this sounds pretty awesome (and it is!), it also leads to untidiness. So I crave clean space and product-free counter tops.
Before my now-fiance moved into my apartment last Fall, he gifted me Marie Kondo's best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. And for me, it really was both life changing and magical. The essence of the KonMari method is to take all of your items in a category out, examine each one, questioning "does this bring me joy?" And only if it does, do you keep it. She then offers a ton of storage ideas, such as stacking items vertically in drawers so you can see them.
After reading it cover to cover, I took two days off to handle the big clean-out task. When I was on the other side of the emotional journey, I felt wonderful and my apartment finally felt more spacious. My beauty stash was significantly cut down, and while I have to work hard to upkeep it, I now know what to do when it's time to declutter.