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Makeup Organization & How to Organize Hair Accessories

Makeup Organization & How to Organize Hair Accessories


Hi guys, it’s Alejandra. And I’m going to
show you guys how I organized my makeup. I know a lot of you guys have already seen the
way I organized my makeup from my home tour and some other videos that I’ve done in the
bathroom and stuff. But I’m going to give you more of an explanation, detail explanation
on why I organized them the way I do and how to get the same look inside of your house. OK. So this is where I keep all of my makeup.
This is the back of my bathroom door. And a lot of people think that you shouldn’t keep
your makeup in the bathroom. I have never had a problem with the humidity in the makeup,
messing it up, ruining it, or melting it, or whatever happens. But if you are worried
about the humidity and damaging your makeup then don’t keep it in the bathroom. Like I
said, I’ve never had a problem so that’s why I keep mine in the bathroom. But basically, I used these over-the-door
door pockets. They are made by Simply Stashed. You can see it up in the upper right-hand
corner. They just hang over the door. Nothing is drilled into the door. There are, let’s
see, there are 20 pockets. They’re all the same size. I love Simply Stashed because this
is made from fabric. They have lots of cool colors and patterns and stuff. And then they
have plastic pockets that are really easy to wipe down so if there’s anything spills
or it gets dirty, you can just take a rug and clean inside. This wasn’t really – I’ve had my makeup inside
of these door pockets for a while now and it doesn’t really get dirty. I mean if you
look up close, you can see some powder. I don’t know if you can see that. Yeah, you
can see that dust and stuff. But from away, you can’t really see it. It doesn’t bother
me. Dust bothers me but I can’t really see this dust so if you’re concerned about the
door pockets getting dirty and seeing the dust and stuff, you’re probably not going
to notice because I have a good eye for dust and I don’t really notice. OK. So I like how they have lots of colors
and patterns. And actually, I have two other ones right here. This is the pink polka dot
one and then this is the green polka dot one. I just love all the colors. This is my favorite
color. I posted this on Facebook recently. These are actually going to be given away
in my member’s giveaway. I think I’m going to do this in the summer. But if you’re one
of my members then you can win these this summer. But yeah, this is my favorite and
then this is fun for maybe like a boy’s room or a toy’s room or something. OK. So coming back here, so I also like how
they have these little pockets for labels. I made these labels myself. They come with
perforated labels that you just pull apart and they’re plain white and you just stick
them inside and you can hand-write them or you could type in your label maker. I just
made these myself from scrapbook paper and then I labeled the outside. But I like how
it has a designated pocket. It’s very contained and organized. OK. So what else? So I keep all of my makeup
here and I keep all of my hair accessories at the very bottom. I sort everything by category.
And everything is kind of strategically placed based on how often something is used. For
example, the stuff up here, I don’t really use it very often like lip gloss. I’m not
really a big lip gloss fan. I prefer ChapStick and I just keep my ChapStick in my purse or
on my desk or like next to my bed and stuff. So these aren’t used that often. And I can
probably go through and purge some of these. In fact, I will do that. I haven’t done that
in a while. Hair stuff, I don’t use this hair stuff every
single day. Every once in a while like maybe once a week, I’ll use this stuff so that’s
why it’s on the top half of the door pockets. And then stuff that’s in the middle like within
reach or at eye level is like the brushes, the concealer, the bronzers, the blushes,
and then like mascaras and eye shadows and eyeliners and stuff because I use that stuff
not every day but whenever I put my makeup on. I don’t put makeup on every day. So yes,
that’s nice and at eye level. And then at the very bottom here is where
I keep all of my hair accessories like my ponytail holders, my claws, my headbands,
there are hairpins, more hairpins, headbands and then other headbands. OK. So hair accessories and then makeup up
here, everything sorted by category. Something I do whenever I use door pockets because I
use door pockets a lot is I Velcro – you can kind of see here, I put a piece of Velcro
on the door and then I put a piece of Velcro on the back of the door pockets and I just
attached it just like that so there’s no swinging. Like one thing that’s really annoying whenever
you use door pockets is when you shut the door and the door pocket swings back and forth.
So if you put Velcro, it kind of just prevents the door pocket from swinging back and forth,
which can be annoying. OK. So my favorite pocket in this door pocket
is the pocket for ponytail holders and then the pocket down here for my hairpins like
my bobby pins and hairclips and stuff. I like those two pockets because before I was using
these door pockets for hair stuff and for makeup, ponytail holders were always like
floating around the top of the bathroom vanity and the same thing with bobby pins. There
was never a good place to put them and they would just get lost or get to the bottom of
a big basket. And now that they have a designated home, they never get lost and it’s so easy
to just grab a ponytail holder and then just like toss it back in when you’re done. And
then the same thing with the bobby pins. So those are my two favorite pockets. The reason why this pocket is empty is because
well, the door handle is kind of in the way here. The bathroom door in my bathroom is
kind of narrow so I don’t want to put the door pockets all the way to the edge because
then this was still interfering with the door handle and it was hard to close. So I figured
I’ll just block this one off and put the door handle in the front in case you’re wondering
why that one is empty. So again, the door pockets are made by Simply
Stashed. They have lots of different colors. They have lots of – I think there are three
different sizes. This is the Original Stashed. I think there is the Mini Stashed and then
there is the Variety Stashed. The Mini Stashed has just like mini pockets and I think it’s
shorter also. And then the Variety Stashed, it has a mix of small pockets, these size
pockets and then the larger pockets. So you kind of just mix it up. So anyways, I think that’s everything I want
to show you guys. Let me just make sure I didn’t miss anything. Oh, there is one more
thing I want to show you guys. OK. So in case you have a concern that something might spill
like in your makeup inside of these pockets because everything is just like tossed inside,
here is what I do. I have two eye shadows that the tops don’t
really screw close very tight like this one that I have this in red also, it’s kind of
a loose glitter but shimmer, but I put this inside this little Ziploc bag so in case it
does open, the glitter is not going to go all over the pocket. It’s instead going to
go inside the bag. And it hasn’t spilled yet but this is just like a safety precaution
or it’s not even a safety precaution. It’s just like just in case. So, that one is in
there. I had the same thing in red and that’s in a baggy also. I think my favorite thing with these door
pockets is how you can just grab what you’re looking for. Well first off, you can see everything.
You’re not like digging to the bottom of a really big basket looking for whatever is
at the very bottom. Instead, you can easily see everything and then just grab exactly
what you’re looking for. OK. So that is everything I want to show you
guys. This is the way I organized all my hair accessories and makeup. I’ve had this system
in place for maybe like three years ever since we moved to this house and I haven’t changed
it because it works for me. It’s easy to use, easy to maintain, and it just gets all the
clutter off the bathroom vanity and into door pockets, which again, maximizes your vertical
space because everything is on the door. OK. So that’s how I organized my makeup. If
you organize your makeup in a different way or the same way, I would love to know or love
to see. You can leave a comment below or create a video response and show me and show everybody
else the way you organize your makeup and your hair accessories. I will see you guys
soon. Bye! 3

Comments (86)

  1. Thank-you 🙂 This was helpful

  2. My aunt Judy passed away a week ago in a car accident, a guy drove across the median and hit her head on. Her and her dog Bruni were killed. I would love to ask you a HUGE favor to make a dog organizing video in remembrance of her. Her dog was in agility competitions and was in the top ten for the country. She would love to keep her spirit of love for dogs alive, and I think it would be a great video if you could show us how to organoze dog food/treats/leashes/ect. Check out Judy Shinogle.

  3. Those pocket thingies are great,you can store so many different items in them… from Jewelery to plush animals! Thanks for the video! Love your channel…I spent most of the day making my own freedom filing system from your other video! Love the colours,looks so pretty when I open the cabinet now!..lol.

  4. Hi I think you're great, love organization ideas usually but not keen on this idea at all. Its one of those u were paid t promote, they'd b useful for something other than make up. Please don't sell out!

  5. I think this is great…I've got hair thingies in different containers in different places…like you I don't wear much makeup…only occasionally so this would work for me….I'm sure many of your viewers love their makeup and use it quite a bit for the different cool looks, so this probably won't work for them.the key here is to make the organization work for your own uses….i have 3 setup in the house -pantry, son's bathroom and laundry room …thanks for posting! gotta get 1 for my bathroom

  6. Yay another video! Keep 'em coming:P

  7. I love your videos and ideas! I would love to have pockets on the back of my door but my bathroom is *so* teeny tiny that any weight pushes the door forward and makes it look even smaller (if that makes sense). I have them on just about every other door I can though! Those organizers are VERY cute. I like how you can label them. I use either the clear ones from Walmart or the fabric ones from Target (for when I don't want items visible).

  8. I didn't finish watching this before I commented but OMG Velcro is genius! I am running out to get some asap for my over the door pockets. Thanks so much!

  9. I don't believe she was paid for this video. There is no disclaimer in the down bar and she never mentions anything of the sort. Just because she talks about a product she has used for years, and that works for her doesn't mean she has been paid to mention its name.

  10. She has commented on this particular method of makeup storage in previous videos, and that its her preferred method. I store all my makeup and brushes in the bathroom and have for 17 odd years that i've been using makeup. I've never had a problem.

  11. The worry about makeup in the bathroom is more about bacteria growing in the makeup, not about it getting messed up or melted. Awesome video. I am organization obsessed!

  12. You shouldn't store makeup brushes that way. It will wreck the bristles on them

  13. This is a great idea! I couldn't do it however, my lip products wouldn't fit in all 20 pockets lol. Yeah I know…..I'm a lip junkie :-/

  14. I'm so sorry to learn you lost your aunt in such a tragic way. You and your family must be going through such a hard time. I think it was so kind of you to try to honor her in such a thoughtful way. Your aunt was blessed during her lifetime to have such a thoughtful niece. She will live on through you and your family. xo

  15. I just love your ideas !!!!!! Your are awesome !!! Thanks !!!

  16. Great video, but where is your ring??

  17. this is a good idea but my makeup wouldnt all fit in there…ill proly use this idea for hair stuff or something tho thanks!

  18. I love this idea. I am in the process of moving and plan to use it in the new house. I bought a clear over the door shoe storage from the Container Store and will attach a piece of fabric to the back to look colorful like the Perfectly Stashed ones.

  19. Good idea. Right now I have my makeup in baskets

  20. I could hear Modjo cry… so sweet…I bet she wanted to be in the video too… 😉

  21. Will the Velcro remove the paint or mess the door up

  22. Alejandra, I LOVE your videos. You've given me so many great ideas. I am so in love with my spice shelves now that I've put in Lazy Susans. If I ever ran into you at the Container Store, I would ask for your autograph. 🙂 Hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend!!!

  23. Love that you can see all your products at a glance – thanks for posting!

  24. i have my make up in my bathroom 🙂

  25. You can use that empty pocket for morning reminders/notes to self/ positive affirmations to begin your day on a fabulous foot HAHA! 🙂

  26. Hi! Can I know when you are going to do the giveaway? I really would like to participate! 🙂

  27. As usual I love your ideas a brilliant way to save space and time with everything in sight in the place you need it. I store my make up and things I use daily in a small basket draw tower. In the bottom I have all of my make up that I don't use very often. Then in the top I have my daily items that I use. This also includes my hair brush moisturiser. I grab the basket and take it to my mirror . It works for me. 🙂 thanks for sharing

  28. Thanks, Alejandra. I love all your videos, and words cannot truly express my gratitude for you! You have inspired me, and given me guidance and great tips! I for one appreciate any advice on particular products that are helpful.

  29. Hi Alejandra! Thanks 4 clearing that up, I stand corrected, apologies for the presumption. I know this wouldn't work for me but there's plenty it would work for. I get lots of inspiration from ur vids n Will keep watching. Thank you!!

  30. Anyone else just die when you heard the puppy crying?! Too cute.

  31. I love this idea. I, too, have a modest makeup collection. If everyone was so concerned about makeup in the bathroom. they should be concerned about a huge makeup collection! There is a shelf life to everything. Most 'collections' will just go to waste anyway.

  32. I like the pocket idea but I'm not sure what I would use it for. I wouldn't use it for makeup cause I've never done my makeup in the bathroom (I need to be sitting down when I do my makeup) not to mention the lighting isn't great. but I like the idea of using it for hair things.

  33. how do you remove the velcro from the door without damaging when you move?

  34. Excellent idea. I love this video. I can also put my kids little toys. Never ever thought to do this and I went outside and my neighbor is using this on her outside porch to grow herbs. Excellent uses. I only used them for shoes, I need to put on my creative hat. Thanks, you're making it easier for me.

  35. 5's system level insane,,,,

  36. I am a big fan of your videos-and i respect how you organize your makeup, but make should NOT be stored like this. when people store brushes like this-its one of my big pet peeves. the way you store them in the little plastic pocket can ruin the brushes because they are laying on the side, and can break the bristles. also, alot of liquid makeup can spill and its hard to find which product you want to use. a better way to store your makeup would be usin acrylic containers. check some vids 4 tips!

  37. Just a quick question, do the hooks you hook on the door stop the door from closing properly? I think that would really annoy me! Btw I love your videos and organizing techniques… I think you're awesome!

  38. exactly!!!
    The people on Youtube who have whole ROOMS for their makeup: there is no way they could use all that makeup within its shelf-life!!

  39. thats it alejandra let them know.. people always saying stuff just bcz they are haters.. i dont do any youtube videos myself at all BUT I LOVE WATCHING UR VIDEOS… keep it up, alot of ur videos have helped me alot…thanks :)))

  40. Could you do like how to organize a baby room

  41. I absolutely love your videos and clever ideas. As far as makeup brushes are concerned, I wash my foundation brush before every use regardless of where I store it and my makeup. I like how you recognize and acknowledge the fact that there are different methods to suit different personalities and needs

  42. its super duper easy…you just hook the whole thing onto the top of the door, no drilling or attaching its literally like hanging something in a closet but instead on a door 🙂

  43. Love the videos.. love you too.. but I am pretty hopeless.

  44. Love this I just did it. Thanks

  45. Can you do more kid friendly organizing tips? I have 3 children under the age of 6 and my 6 yr old is the only one who will listen to me if I say it to touch something. This wouldn't work for me because my other children will grab my makeup and stuff and just ruin it, thanks!

  46. *not to touch something

  47. I really got inspired to clean out my linen closet from this video. Yes, my linen closet. I wanted to get one of the simply stash door organizer but decided to use an old organizer I had (not as pretty) but trying to use what I have on hand. I took ll the bottled goods and band aids and such and put them on the door organizer. Wow what great unused space. Thanks for all your tips!! Lisa

  48. this is cool!!
    but be aware.. the brushes get dirty that way.. and the powder things may get ruined with the humidity.. just be careful..

  49. I wish my house was this organised !!!!! ARRGH

  50. I use mine to store my curling irons and hair accessories 🙂

  51. personally, i don't like door pockets. but good idea with the velcro!

  52. there is a product called brush guards. they're really cheap and i originally saw them in a michellephan video. i recommend them to solve this problem.

  53. I don't have much makeup…one foundation, concealer, blush, eye shadow, mascara and two lipsticks. I can see how this would work well for those with a ton of cosmetics though. Mine just all fits in a small bag that I keep in a drawer in my bathroom.

  54. I am in need of a new organization tool for my makeup and was planning to get one of the Ikea units but I like this idea better! Not only will it be less expensive but I will be able to see what I have and then hopefully use it! Of course I might need two of these to hold everything! lol

  55. I use these for all my nail polish haha

  56. Did anyone else hear
    "ah ah ooooh" ?
    Now I have the spooks…. T.T

  57. What about all accessories? Or braclets, swatch and others?

  58. Neither of those things are makeup or hair accessories…

  59. Also Steripods for toothbrushes

  60. Can you do a in depth house tour please likerelly in depth beacuse i would like to see one.

  61. Great video, I am going to try this with my everyday makeup and hair accessories. I am a makeup hoarder but this will be great for the items I use on a regular/semi regular basis. Thanks for the helpful tip!

  62. If you have a large amount of makeup it's better to look at youtube makeup gurus for organisation tips.

  63. You mean her dog whimpering?

  64. I like it and am prob going to do this with my everyday make-up as all of my stuff wouldn't fit and I like to keep it in drawers mostly. I do use these shoe organizers for my candles and wax tarts etc(which makes my linens smell amazing), one for 1st aid and meds etc, and oh yeah…one for shoes ;o)

  65. Oh… Thanks xP

  66. I love watching your videos. Yes I want to run and fold all my towels! I fold mine a little different, I prefer a trifold. I fold while standing so I fold in half length wise, then in thirds and it makes a a pretty fold and it allows me to maximize the deep shelf space that is not so wide. but I will try this because it it so pretty.

  67. In the top row, why are two pockets not labeled?

  68. Wheres ur Foundation?!

  69. This seems unorganized and seems like you would have to dig for your make up.

  70. This is perfect for those of us who don't like to spend a lot of time organizing, ESPECIALLY when it comes to maintaining : ) Also, thanks for always advising alternative uses for products. Sometimes I see the sold use for something not realizing it has potential for slouch more! Thank you!

  71. Love it! thanks for sharing. I hope you show Mojo in some of your videos too. 🙂

  72. The humidity in the bathroom makes bacteria grow faster and that's why you shouldn't keep makeup in the bathroom.  But I love how you organized your makeup!

  73. Hey Alejandra. I think I have spent the last 5 hours watching a lot of your videos. And I just love them. I was wondering if you have made a video about organizing your linen closet? If you haven't made one yet, I would be so happy of you would make one.

  74. THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH A SYSTEM LIKE THIS IS THAT IT BECOMES DIFFICULT TO PICK UP A SMALL SIZED ITEM FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE POCKET WHICH IS WHERE SMALL ITEMS USUALLY END UP, LIKE THE SMALL CONCEALER STICK SEEN AT 1;16      U WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO "GRAB" THE THING YOU WANT IN A HURRY, ALSO WONDER WHY SHE HASN'T KEPT ANY OF HER LIPSTICKS IN HERE,  OTHERWISE I'M BIG FAN OF HER ORGANIZING SKILLS

  75. Can you give me a good idea for plastic head bands. I can't figure out a great way to store while not in use. Thanks for your organizing ideas.

  76. Where can you get those little bags

  77. Idk this may come off as cocky but im to much of a neat freak. Idk why this would just bother me if i organized like that. Your tips are amazing tho!

  78. it was highly annoying me that her naked palette was in the "eyeliner" pocket

  79. Yeah, don't keep your brushes in the bathroom. Bacteria.

  80. LOVE IT. So sad for such YESTERDAY'S CHAPTER,JEALOUS, VALLEY GIRLS. One would want to keep their brushes clean and dry. Hence, no worry of bacteria. Oh Duh? Alejandra; Kudos to You for not ALLOWING catty comments to prevent You from doing this from Your Good Heart. IDK, or & BTW, My make up has been TOTALLY fine in the bathroom for 50 years. Expensive, costly make up and Drug Counter make up.

  81. She would probably have a heart attack if she walked into my house

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