I hate wasting useful junk, but by all means I'm not a hoarder! *ahem* Empty containers are one of the things I hate throwing out, especially when they can be reused.
Over the last couple months I have accumulated a handful of empty containers - some big, some small and some even with mirrors. I was looking for some inspiration around the house especially for when I have to travel, when I came across the following ideas.
So here are 5 ways to effectively pack & store your jewellery & make up necessities, using your empty makeup containers!
#1: Use small lip balm or eye cream containers to store your earrings.
This is a great way to keep your earrings, especially small ones which tend to often go missing. You can easily fit 5-6 pairs per container.
#2: Use small lip balm or eye cream containers to store your rings.
Use shallow containers for small rings and deeper ones for bigger rings. Rings are one of the accessories that is hard to store, let alone pack in a suitcase when travelling. So why not store them in small containers for organised packing and easy access? ;)
#3: Use small lip balm or eye cream containers to store your necklaces.
One necklace per small container is the way to go. This is a great way to avoid necklaces getting tangled with other necklaces. I know I have a lot of trouble trying to detangle them without much success...
#4: Use larger containers to store cotton pads and cotton tips.
This is ideal for travelling. Grab a couple cotton pads to store in a container, and with cotton tips cut them in half to store in another container. A very hygienic way to store cotton pads & tips, that'll keep them away from odours as well!
#5 Use empty foundation/ powder containers to store hair accessories & blotting papers.
This one's for the purse. We've all had that moment where we're frantically searching through the bag for a hair tie or a bobby pin to fix up that messy hair. Well now you can adjust your hair, blot your face, and check out yourself before perhaps heading back to that cute guy you've just met ;)
You could also use the containers to store your clean makeup sponges, DIY face masks, or soak up cotton pads with nail polish removers to make portable nail polish remover pads.
Hope you guys like these ideas, and let us know if you guys have more suggestions as to how you would reuse empty containers! We would love to hear them :)