With the new year comes new resolutions, and naturally many of us put "Be more organized" near the top of the list. Having makeup brushes scattered all over every surface and tripping over piles of shoes in the hallway does not bode well for a productive, peaceful 2015.
So you've resolved to change your sloppy, disorganized ways, at least when it comes to makeup and clothes (unsorted mail can wait for 2016). That's great. But how to do that, exactly? It can seem overwhelming at first if you don't know where to start. The best thing you can do is remember that everything should have its own place.
If you can never find matching socks in the morning, if you keep losing your favorite jewelry, and if you've been keeping dozens of nail polish bottles on the kitchen table, you need an organization overhaul. That's right. This means a trip to Ikea. Whether you need to organize your underwear drawer or your makeup drawer (or both) Ikea has your back. Click through to see 20 life-saving organization tricks and ideas.
LED Light Strips (For Literally Everything)
Ikea has a variety of LED light strips available, and their usefulness is basically limitless. You can use them in a drawer or closet to help you find things faster on dark winter mornings. You can use them under the bed to help you see the shoes and winter clothes you’ve stored under there. You can even use them around the edge of a mirror to create a lighted makeup mirror (more on that in the next slide).
Keep Expensive Cosmetics And Jewelry Locked Up
A Solution To Jars
It’s disappointing when a great lotion or cream comes in a jar, because the product becomes exposed to air, light, and germs every time you open it. Grab a dark soap dispenser to keep your beauty product safe from germs and sunlight (important if it has light-sensitive ingredients), and to make it easier to dispense the right amount. This also works well for liquid foundations that come in bottles without pumps.
Makeup Storage On Wheels
If you’re constantly moving your toiletries from the bedroom to the bathroom, or if you’re always moving from one window to the next to catch the light while doing your makeup, this cart is a lifesaver. The compartments on top are perfect for organizing makeup and toiletries, and extra shelf space below could carry baskets full of larger items like hairbrushes, hair dryers, and lotion.
The Best Way To Dry Clothes
How cute are these hangers? They look like mini chandeliers. Keep one of these for drying clothes, and you’ll never have to deal with your clothes-drying rack falling over again. You could also use them to hang up scarves and necklaces and so on. Best of all, you can adjust them for your space by flipping any of the arms up and out of the way.