How to Declutter Your Makeup Products

Written by Farah Ashfaq | Last modified on:

Woman Decluttering makeup products

Are you overwhelmed by your beauty stash that seems to always be growing, no matter how much time and money you put into it? It’s easy to become a collector of cosmetics, skin care products, makeup tools, and more – but all those bottles quickly add up. If this sounds like something familiar to you, then allow us to offer some practical advice: start decluttering your beauty collection now with these three simple tips. Whether you’re decluttering with the help of the professionals at Black Tie Moving ahead of a big move or are just looking to clean up your space to make your life a little easier, keep reading to learn a few simple but effective tips for decluttering beauty products.

Take Inventory of What You Have

If you are someone who enjoys trying out new products, it can be easy to allow your beauty stash to become overflowed and cluttered. If this is the case, take some time to go through your current beauty products and figure out what you can do without them. Be honest with yourself about what items you don’t use, or haven’t used in the last few months. Then separate out those products and get ready to donate them or store them away safely. During this time, you should also be mindful of products that are expired, and throw them away! While it might hurt to use products that have been barely used, it is important not to put your safety at risk by using products that are beyond their expiration date.

Stick With Multi-Use Products

Instead of having a huge collection of products, look for items that are multi-use, like a blush that can also be used as an eyeshadow or a lip color that’s also a great blush. This way, you’ll be able to cut down on how much beauty clutter is taking up space in your bathroom and drawers. This will also help you save time and energy when getting ready, allowing you to get ready faster and save time as you will not have to dig around your bag or drawer for multiple different products.

Organize Your Products

Once you’ve taken inventory of what you have, it’s time to start organizing. Separate your beauty products into categories, such as skin care, makeup, hair care, and more. Place them in labeled organizers on the bathroom counter or inside your vanity drawers so you can easily find the items you need.

Be honest with yourself

Be honest with yourself about which products you actually use and enjoy. If you haven’t used a product in several months, consider getting rid of it.

Check expiration dates

Look for expiration dates on your makeup products. Most products have a symbol of an open jar with a number, which indicates how many months the product is good for after opening. Toss any products that are expired or have a strange smell or texture.

Consider donating

If you have products that are still in good condition but that you don’t use, consider donating them to a women’s shelter or other charity.

By following these steps, you can declutter your makeup collection and create a more streamlined and enjoyable beauty routine.