If there’s one thing Marie Kondo taught us, it’s to organize in a way that sparks joy. For us, there’s no better method than using products we already own (and love) to tidy up. YouTuber Aimee Rebecca inspired us to think of DIY makeup containers when she showed us how the KonMari Method completely transformed her hefty supply of beauty products.
Ahead, we’re sharing our favorite DIY makeup organizers too. You can find them in your silverware drawer, spice rack, and even your freezer! Read on for proof.
Store nail polish in a cookie jar.
While nail polish isn’t quite as sweet as a chocolate chip cookie, it is a treat. This adorable container is transparent, so the colorful shades can peek through the sides and brighten up your vanity.
Put lip colors in glass jars.
Got a few extra jars on hand? Use them to organize your lipsticks and glosses. Then you can arrange them any way you want: By packaging (tubes versus sticks), by color, or even by brand.
Roll items around with ease.
Some mornings you like to get ready in the bathroom, while days you might prefer your bedroom. Instead of lugging your essentials back and forth, fill up an IKEA RASKOG cart with your stash so everything you need is just a quick reach away.
Use an ice cube tray.
If you prefer to purchase your eyeshadows by individual shades (versus a big palette), then you probably have jars and jars of colors to sift through every day — unless you line ’em up by shade in an ice cube tray. These silicone trays will fit everything you need, and they’re so easy to wash.
File makeup like papers.
Desk organizers are the ultimate vanity organizers. This storage item, traditionally used for filing paperwork, features four different drawers that are plenty big for all your essentials.
Tuck brushes in a glasses case.
You’ll never lose your eyeshadow blending brush again when you keep your entire brush set in the same adorable case. Another perk? This tip also makes your collection at-the-ready for last-minute travel.
Organize products like silverware.
Kitchen utensil organizers are just as useful when tucked into drawers in your bathroom or vanity — just replace the knives with a straight iron, the forks with makeup brushes, and the spoons with eye liners.
Hang your overflowing collection.
If you just can’t find enough drawer storage for all the palettes you’ve collected over the years, look to the back of your door for more space. Here, a shoe organizer provides 40 bonus pockets for makeup.
Bring your fave kitchen tool to the vanity.
The #1 bestselling spice rack on Amazon is about to solve all your makeup organizing dilemmas. Declutter your cosmetics cases and put them on display using this set of tiered shelves. Even better, the non-slip lining will keep your products from falling everywhere.
Stack your products on a Lazy Susan.
This carousel organizer does it all by transforming your makeup drawer into a spinning device that lets you find whatever you’re looking for in a flash.
Place your tubes in clear drawers.
Find a freestanding clear organizer to stow your eyeliner pencils, makeup brushes, lipsticks, and anything else you can think of. The sliding drawers on this container make it even easier to locate your go-to products.
Pack your pencil case in your carry-on.
Chances are, there’s an old pencil case lying around somewhere in your home. Before a big trip, fill it up with your must-have makeup products. It’s small enough to fit into your carry-on, and the various compartments (like the ones in this case from Homecube) will keep you organized to and from your destination.