If life-hacking your way through cosmetic storage by way of spice racks, kitchen glasses, ice cube trays and wrapped up old shoe boxes isn’t appealing to you (and it shouldn’t be), fear not! We’ve compiled a list of our most popular cosmetic organizers under $20 so you can sort, store and showcase your products without breaking the bank.
It’s often said that your makeup routine should start with a good primer, but we disagree. The best routines start with an expertly organized cosmetics station. Working in a clean and organized space can increase productivity, promote health and happiness, reduce stress and help you focus. And while all that is great, let’s face it--nothing makes you feel better than organizing your bathroom or beautifying station in a Pinterest-worthy way. And, you’re in luck, because it’s totally possible to have a fabulous space to put on your face without spending a fortune.
Most of us have limited space in our bathrooms and on our dressers and even if you’re the type to put on your makeup while sitting on the floor in front of your mirror, the space around you likely isn’t conducive to leaving everything scattered around by the baseboards (that’s where the laundry goes, silly)!
Hopefully you’ve been inspired by our Spring-Cleaning Checklist and have taken the steps to tidy your mess, sort your stuff and toss expired product and you’re ready to find just the right (and affordable) cosmetic organizer that allows you to store your makeup in a way that is both helpful and pretty.
Minimal Needs with Maximum Options
If you’ve got your makeup organization under control but need a little extra space or a way to corral what’s on your countertop, these stackable two-column organizer drawers are perfect because they can be used on their own or paired with our other large organizers so you can completely customize your storage space. You can get the big brother to this unit--the XL--for just $17.99 and it pairs with all these other organizers. They both come in clear.
This durable organizer includes four wide drawers that easily slide opening using back mesh padding. It holds a variety of products and is suitable for most vanities and counter-tops. Its interchangeable design stacks and coordinates with other organizers. It comes in a variety of colors including bronze glow, black jewel, purple, pink (shown) and clear.
Drawers, Holders and Compartments, Oh My!
This combo set has four drawers (great for powders or palettes), sixteen slot compartments (optimal for lipsticks and polishes) and three larger storage areas (perfect for brushes and bottles). You can store everything you need in one place while taking up very little vanity real estate. It’s a sleek design that easily coordinates with other Sorbus Beauty organizers. It is available in clear.
360 Degrees of Organization
This carousel style organizer rotates a full 360 degrees. It has six levels with four removable shelf trays (to adjust to the height of your products) and a top shelf with 15 different compartments. It is perfectly balanced so you never have to worry about tipping. The stacked design and open concept takes up minimal space and it’s so aesthetically pleasing it will feel like your own little counter-top art installation. Grab it in pink, purple or clear.
Drawers Come In All Shapes and Sizes
Similar to our previously listed four drawer organizer, this six drawer option offers two wide and four small easy open drawers that will store a variety of products. It’s perfect if you want to store large pallets and small baubles in the same place. It comes in clear. As an added bonus, you can pair it with a couple of different tops (that are also under $20) as seen below!
Starting with makeup and makeup storage as you get organized for spring will reap major rewards in terms of increasing cleanliness and reducing clutter, but will also reduce the time it takes you to get ready to meet friends for brunch on your favorite patio--it’s absolutely win/win. With all that you’ll save on these affordable cosmetic organizers, you’ll likely have some funds left over to buy new product! So, go ahead, what are you waiting for?!
Tell us in the comments below how you like to organize your makeup and why doing it has helped you!
Article by: Abbey Harris