Marie Kondo shares tips on makeup storage and having beauty products on display

Daily essentials can look fabulous with this Marie Kondo-approved way to organize them

Marie Kondo style organising
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For an organized life (the sort we all hanker after), the items we use every day should always be at hand. That includes the beauty products, perfumes, and more that many of us keep in our bathrooms, on chest of drawers, dressing tables and so on.

But the things we see every day should enhance the loveliness of our homes, too, otherwise they’ll just look like so much clutter. And, as all Marie Kondo followers know, clutter is a no-no. 

Fortunately, though, you can score Marie Kondo points with your beauty faves. How? Well, first, you’re not going to be using it if it doesn’t spark joy. Secondly, you have categorized by keeping it all together. And, thirdly, these items will indeed be similar sized.

Also fortunate is the fact that many of our beauty buys are stylishly packaged for even more joy sparking. If they’re not? It’s easy to decant essentials like cotton wool into pretty glass jars that look great on display.

Also key to a beauty product display to meet Marie Kondo standards as the one shown below does? An attractive tray on which to arrange your collection. We’ve found some top dupes to help you put these bathroom storage ideas into practice (although note always necessarily in the bathroom!).

Sarah Warwick
Sarah Warwick

Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor writing for websites, national newspapers, and magazines. She’s spent most of her journalistic career specialising in homes – long enough to see fridges become smart, decorating fashions embrace both minimalism and maximalism, and interiors that blur the indoor/outdoor link become a must-have. She loves testing the latest home appliances, revealing the trends in furnishings and fittings for every room, and investigating the benefits, costs and practicalities of home improvement. It's no big surprise that she likes to put what she writes about into practice, and is a serial house revamper. For Realhomes.com, Sarah reviews coffee machines and vacuum cleaners, taking them through their paces at home to give us an honest, real life review and comparison of every model.