Creating a Home

10 Smart Ways to Hide Your Stash

Having and owning a good makeup organizer, where you can keep all your cosmetics, helps you find that one perfect eyeliner or lipstick that you want when you want it…and will save you lots of precious time as you get dressed each morning. 

Here is a list of ten of the best acrylic makeup organizers available…each guaranteed to make a minimalist neat freak like me as happy as a lark.

    1.  Beautify Extra Large 8 Tier Clear Acrylic Cosmetic Makeup Cube Organizer with 7 Drawers .

    • Design… eight tier design with seven smooth easy-slide drawers with handles…upper compartment with hinged flip top lid… two removable dividers
    • Price…$110
    • Size… 12″ x 12″ x 20″

    2.  Cq acrylic Kardashian Large Beauty Cube 5 Tier Drawers Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer

    1. Design…:1st draw- 4cm deep with 6 sections ,2nd draw- 4cm deep with 3 sections, 3rd draw- 4cm deep with 2 sections ,4th draw- 4cm deep open space ,5th draw- 7cm deep open space
    2. Price: $79.99
    3. Size…10″x10″x11″

    3.  Home-it Clear Acrylic Makeup Organizer

    • Design…3 large drawers for large accessories, a chest for jewelry, and an organizer at the top
    • Price…$30
    • Size…10″x 6″x 7.7”


    4.  Ikee Design Luxury Cosmetic Makeup Acrylic Organizer With Two-Sided Mirror

    • Design…compartments in a multitude of shapes and sizes…2-sided   detachable magnifying mirror 
    • Price…$48
    • Size…15″x 9″x 11.2″

    5. InterDesign 3 Drawer Storage Organizer.

    • Design…three pull-out drawers
    • Price…$63.28
    • Size… 6.5″x 6.5″x 6.5″  

    6. Ohuhu, Acrylic Makeup Cosmetics Organizer

    • Design…an organizer at the top and four drawers
    • Price…$16
    • Size…9.4″ x 7.4″ x 5.5” 

    7.  Organizta Chic Box

    • Design…several deep drawers that are stacked together
    • Price…$65
    • Size…7″x7″x10″

    8.  Songmics Cosmetic/Makeup Organizer…

    • Design…11 sections with multiple sections and 7 drawers 
    • Price…$30
    • Size.. 9 1/2″x 5 7/8″x 11 3/4″ 


    9.  Sorbus Acrylic Cosmetics Makeup and Jewelry Storage Case

    1. Design…four wide drawers and two small sized drawers 
    2. Price…
    3. Size…9.5″x 11.2″ x 6.2″


    10.  US Acrylic LLC, 2-Pack Premium Quality Stackable Cosmetic Storage…

    • Design…2-pack unit of stackable drawers 
    • Price…$30
    • Size… each drawer measures 6″x 7-7/8″x4-1/2″



      Creating a Home

      Saving Money in the Kitchen

       Essential oils are great for diffusing and cleaning.
      Cleaning with essential oils will help keep your home free of toxic chemicals and leave behind a fresh, clean scent.

      It is important to remember that essential oils and green products can react with plastic, so always make and store your cleaning products in glass containers. 

      Also be sure to print and use cute and colorful labels to help you stay organized and know what each container contains.

      Moving on ahead, here are a few essential oil recipes to help keep your kitchen cleaner…

       1. All Purpose Cleaner …Combine.1 gallon water, 2tsp Dawn dish soap, 1/2C vinegar, 1/2C baking soda. Put in a spray bottle to clean showers, toilets, sinks, counter-tops, and floors.

      2. Dishwasher Detergent Tablets…Stir together 2C cups baking soda, 2C borax, 1/2C epsom salt,1/2C vinegar, and 20 drops of lemon essential oil. Transfer the mixture into a ice cube trays or silicone molds. 

      Press down until each compartment is hard packed with detergent. Put them in a dry, sunny spo and let them sit for at least 24 hours. Store in a container with a tight-fitting lid.

      3. Disinfectant...Combine 1Tbsp witch hazel, 5 drops orange essential oil, 5 drops lavender essential oil,2 drops eucalyptus essential oil, 7 drops tea tree oil in 8oz spray bottle.Fill with 1C distilled or filtered water.
      Shake well before each use. To use, spray on hard surface, such as counter-top and let air-dry.

      4. Garbage Disposal Bombs…Mix 3/4C baking soda with 1/2C salt. 

      Slowly add 1Tbsp dish soap and 10 drops lemon essential oil. Scoop the mixture into Tablespoon-sized “cookies” onto tin foil or parchment paper. Let /dry 24 hours. To use, store in a jar by the sink and run a couple of bombs through the disposal as needed.

      5. Room Spray...Combine 2tsp witch-hazel, 15 drops of lemon essential oil and 4oz water in a small, fine-mist spray bottle.

      Creating a Home

      Saving Money on Cleaning Supplies

      This year I have been in the process of “detoxifying” our home and our lifestyle. Lately I have been learning to make my own”safe” cleaning supplies.

      Making your own homemade cleaning products typically involves combining specific products, such as…

       1. Baking Soda...Baking soda is an ideal deodoriser, disinfectant, anddegreaser.

      2. Borax…Borax consists of soft colourless crystals that dissolve easily in water that can be used to make a very effecti all-purpose cleaner that can clean just about everything.

      3. Detergent…Detergent helps lift dirt and grime. When shopping for detergent, look for a detergent that is PH neutral, fragrance free and septic tank safe…such as Earth Choice, Morning Fresh, and ecostore.

      4. Essential Oils...Essential oils help make both your home and your cleaning supplies smell lovely and fresh. Some of the best essential oils for cleaning are lemon, lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree, and wild orange.

      5. Microfiber Cloths…Microfiber cloth are reusable. Simply throw them into the wash and then hang on the line to dry. 

      6. Salt... Salt is an effective scouring agent, deodoriser, and degreaser.

      7. Spray Bottles…Spray bottles are obviously important when you are making and using homemade cleaners.

      8. Vinegar...Vinegar, a great natural anti-fungal and antibacterial,  can be used so many different ways to clean -to disinfect, cut through grease, de-scale, clean glass, and so much more.