Today’s guest post is by Harry Car, who writes about cleaning and organizing tips. She lives in London and runs a small company for cleaning services.
Are you an organizer? Do you feel that it’s necessary to have your beauty items stored in tidy and easy to access places? When you’re organized you won’t waste time finding the necessary products needed for every day and special occasions. Keeping your beauty products and tools clean is also important for their lifespan and to keep them in good condition.
Before starting to clean and organize your tools and items, make sure you have checked if they are in good condition, expired or non-functioning. De-cluttering your beauty supplies will free you of space, protect your skin and health from infections and skin irritations. Throw away eye and eyebrow pencils, mascara, lipstick, gloss, powder, etc. with expired dates. Get rid of non-functioning and broken eyelash curlers, pumice stones and other items.
Once you know what you have, you can start cleaning it. Each item should be cleaned accordingly and as often as it is necessary. Facial brushes require once a week cleaning. Check the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning as different models can vary. Most facial brushes and handles can be washed with warm soapy water. Wipe the brush handle with a towel.
Pumice stones can be disinfected and cleansed using a solution of water and vinegar or bleach. These are recommendations from Main Cleaners Fulham in London. Another option is to scrub them with a toothbrush and liquid soap and then leave them to dry. If you choose to disinfect them with the cleaning solution, let the pumice stone boil for 10 minutes in a solution of 4 cups of water and two tablespoons of vinegar or bleach.
The best way to disinfect your lipsticks and kill all germs and bacteria on them is to put them in the freezer for one night. In the morning remove them from the freezer and make sure they have come back to room temperature before you use them. You can also clean your lipsticks using cosmetic sanitizer wipes.
To disinfect powder cosmetics pour some alcohol in a small spray bottle and spray it onto the powder to kill bacteria and germs. Leave it to air dry. Disinfect your sponges for body and face at least once a week using liquid or solid soap. Rinse and let them dry.
Once you have cleaned and disinfected your beauty items you should organize them appropriately. Buy suitable storage containers, drawers and cabinets to store all of your beauty supplies if you don’t already have them. First, you should sort the items by type. Duplicate items can be stored together in transparent plastic boxes with lids so the contents are visible. Sort all items by type and put them in containers and drawers or cabinets. They need to be compact, visible and at hand for when you need them.
You can use wood or plastic boxes with or without lids and put them in drawers. Keep in mind that without lids they will get dirty easier and may need to be cleaned more often. You can store your perfumes, moisturizers, nail polishes and other items that don’t need cleaning in open shelves or cabinets. There are plenty of options on the market. You can find all kinds of storage containers, cabinets and drawers in stores and online. Be sure to measure the space you have so you can buy accordingly.
After thoroughly de-cluttering, cleaning and organizing, you will have your beauty supplies at hand and in good condition. This will provide long term use of your products. By putting these tips and ideas into practice your vanity, beauty closet or makeup area will be functional, hygienic and presentable.
Are you good about cleaning and organizing your beauty products on a regular basis?