I have the Muji acrylic drawers like many beauty bloggers. What’s not to love about them? (Other than the fact that I wish they offered a deeper drawer version to fit more skincare products, of course…) I used to stash my stuff in clear acrylic boxes tucked in drawers but this proved problematic because I would forget about the stuff I had, and I wouldn’t use it. Or accidently repurchase something I had already repurchased but was in storage. Hate when that happens!
Anyways, these are old pics I was supposed to post ages ago. There have been a few changes, mostly in the order of the drawers, and product changes because I have used up an item, or added a new one. I figured I would post these pics, otherwise they go to waste. It is still representative of how I organize my skincare stuff in these drawers. Eventually, I will update with a current picture, preferably with daylight. These were taken at night with flash. Right now, my stuff is a controlled mess and I have to start tossing a few items that have expired, but not from my skincare drawers, just liquid makeup products that went bad before their time.
I like to organize items by type of product. For instance, I like to keep my primers in one drawer, mini cleansers in another, sunscreens grouped together, ecetera. Sometimes, I can’t fit everything in the same drawer, which is a bummer. So there will be some commingling of various products because of space issues, which I hate, but you gotta do what you gotta do in order to maximize the drawer space. I can only use the two drawer Muji drawers for my skincare stuff because they are just deep enough to hold some of my smaller skincare items.
I actually love my Muji drawers more because I can house some of my smaller sized skincare products that would just go hidden, sight unseen, or collect dust outside. I am not a makeup nut the way I am a skincare nut. Beautiful skin will always be in, makeup is just spackle, no matter how artfully placed or colorful. If the Muji store came up with a larger system capable of storing larger tubes and pots, I would be so happy, because this new skincare organization system I use has been super instrumental in getting me to use more of my stuff. It also gives me a good idea of when I need to repurchase, so I don’t over purchase something.
I suspect as my makeup hoarding ways wane, I will start to swap in various skincare bottles into these drawers. I don’t see myself with dozens of blushes, as I get older, but I do see myself with tubs and tubes of creams, potions, and lotions.
Anyways, it’s probably weird to admit this but I do have an absolutely favorite drawer. As in every time I open it I get super pleased. Tickled pleased. I love this drawer so much. I know it’s weird but it makes me happy every time I pull it open. Can you guess which it is?
It’s my acne treatment drawer!
Weird, I know.
I used to hate how my acne products would collect dust laying out flat, or would clutter up small open top boxes on my makeshift vanity table. But this drawer showcases all of my ‘in use’ products that I rotate without it getting dusty and it is readily available at the quick flick of a wrist and pull.
I love using my Muji drawers for my skincare stuff. I feel sad that I couldn’t fit in all of my masks or lotions inside these drawers because they were not deep enough. But the moment I find an acrylic drawer system that is sturdy enough and deep enough, I am going to be in product organization heaven. I love being able to SEE my stuff but still have it organized and protected from dust.
I feel like Kumar hugging his bag of weed.