A combination of Spring-cleaning season, an overflowing beauty stash, and binge-watching Netflix's Tidying Up With Marie Kondo has fueled an organizing frenzy among many makeup-lovers, but the women behind celebrity-favorite company The Home Edit has had it mastered for years. The professional organization service run by friends Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin has an Instagram account Monica Geller would religiously follow, with oddly satisfying colorful photos of perfectly placed items, neatly labeled and easily accessible.
With beauty-loving clients like Lauren Conrad, Shay Mitchell, and Olivia Culpo, we knew that they were the go-to people to advise us on how to get our own collections under control. The first thing they stress is to purge, purge, purge. "Even if you think you need or use all your products, you don't. In fact, most of them are probably expired," Teplin explained.
After separating your products into categories and tossing duplicates, things you don't need, and expired products, you can finally decide on your organizational product needs. "Although you may think you need five lipsticks in the same color, it's only taking up valuable real estate for newer products you will use," Shearer added.
Once you're ready to start shopping, the pair suggest the following organizational tools for getting your beauty collection into tip-top shape. You can also check out their new book, The Home Edit ($17), which comes out March 19.