Human centered design takes a traditional home and optimizes it for maximum safety and ergonomics. Many architects, designers and builders strive for a barrier-free environment – particularly for those with disabilities. However, universal design tries to make life easier and more efficient for everyone.
I just realized something pretty strange.
I display my bananas, oranges and other juicy fruits in a well-thought out kaleidoscopic display atop an ornate flowered platter in my kitchen. Tasty treats that only cost a couple bucks – and always go bad before I even eat them – sure do get the royal treatment at my house.
Then there’s my makeup collection. I could probably buy a year’s supply of bananas with the amount I spend on beauty products every few months, but I subject my lovely rainbow of eye shadows, blushes, lipsticks and other artfully-packaged cosmetics to confinement in a messy, ratty makeup bag.
Does this sound familiar, ladies? I think it’s time we ditched our old makeup bags in favor of something fantastic yet functional, which puts our cosmetic collections front and center. Here’s a list to inspire you!
To find just the right storage situation for your needs, be sure to consider the following questions as you’re perusing the ideas below:
What setup might benefit my daily schedule?
Do I favor form before function? Or function before form?
How much room do I have?
How much am I willing to spend?
Can I repurpose something I already own?
Keep It on the Countertop
Small set of drawers
The Container Store; $17.99
Bed, Bath & Beyond; $19.99
PB teen; $39–$89
And something you might already have … decorative dishes
Do Away with Disorganized Drawers
And something you might already have … bead organizer
Leave It Hanging
Customizable magnetic board
And something you might already have … hanging travel organizer
Fuss-Free and Functional
And something you might already have … tackle box
Bonus: Brush with Brilliance
Glass jars filled with small, decorative objects
Roll up brush bag
And something you may already have … empty jars
Now, I’m tempted to repurpose that fancy fruit basket of mine into a cosmetic tray, but I think I’ll stick with one of these ideas instead. Have any other pretty yet perfectionist-friendly makeup storage tips you’d like to share? Comment below!
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