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Makeup Storage and Organization: Ikea Lack Shelf Unit & Malm dressing table

Hi guys!!
I wanted to share my updated makeup storage with you guys. I’ve had my malm table for a while now but I’ve been wanting shelves for a while. Everything was just sitting on top of my table and it was starting to get cluttered. I didn’t want to get drawers because I knew if I put my stuff in there I’d never use it (outta sight, outta mind) and also they’d eventually get messy, I know myself (lol). Also makeup is expensive! There’s no reason it shouldn’t be multi-purpose and serve as dĂ©cor as well!
I purchased two of the lack shelf units from Ikea and I love them!! They also have them available in black and red. I love how simple they are and also that they match my table really well. They were $49.99 each which I though was a good price since other shelves I looked at we’re way more expensive and they were smaller. They were also really easy to put together.

Here’s the left shelf
And here’s the right shelf
Here is a before and after picture of my makeup area
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Malm Makeup Storage: Utilizing all of its space! And Organizing your Makeup!

This post is for those of you that have a MALM and any of you looking for a way to organize your vanity! 🙂

Anyone who has a malm dressing table knows the main complaint about it is that the drawer doesn’t open all the way, which means there is a bunch of wasted space or  that anything stored in the very back can be hard to get to, especially when you have containers inside to keep your stuff organized. They’re usually too tall so you can’t reach the stuff in the back or they’re too bulky so you can’t store a lot of stuff. I’m going to share with you what I used to organize my makeup inside of my malm table that made it soo much easier, neater, and I can use every inch of it!

[You can click on any of the pictures to see them bigger]Before/After

I had been searching for inserts that wouldn’t take up too much space and that weren’t too tall so that I could get to the stuff that was stored in the back but I hadn’t been able to find anything.

I was on the container store website and came across their CUSTOM DRAWER ORGANIZER STRIPS , I immediately jumped in my car and went to the container store to buy them! 

I went with the 2″ dividers and used two packs, they’re the perfect height to allow me to see and reach all the way to the back of the drawer.

Drawer Dividers

They’re sturdy plastic and all you need is an exacto knife to score them to whatever length you need, then you can snap it off where you scored it. Very easy! and the best part is you can make the sections the exact size you want to fit your stuff perfectly!

I love that they’re not bulky so they don’t take up a lot of space in the drawer!

If you have a malm or just need a way to organize your makeup inside your vanity that doesn’t take up too much space I would pick some of these up! They definitely made my vanity look so much easier and now I can use every inch of the drawer instead of having so much wasted space like I did before! (:

Left SideRight Side

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I swear I’m not a hoarder…

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I need to invest in more acrylic cases…nothing fits in my vanity anymore haha

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oh Malm!

For months and months I’ve researched different methods of storage for makeup (pathetic i know) and came across so many types of furniture, plastic containers, acrylic cases and a bunch of other storages ideas.  I watched videos on youtube, googled pictures you name it, i was determined to find the perfect make up storage system for me that was stylish, held a lot of makeup and that didn’t take up too much space. I needed a new dresser or something since i had already filled up my vanity and my makeup collection keeps on growing. I decided on the MALM dressing table from IKEA…i know, i know, EVERYONE seems to have one and now i know why! they don’t take up a lot of space and they hold quite a lot of stuff! plus you can put acrylic cases on top (like i have done) to store even more.



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