January 11, 2010

Cosmetic Storage Solutions and Ideas: Really Useful Boxes

Morning world!

Everyone have a good weekend? The Muse is hoping so.

As we are in the New Year I imagine one or two people made a resolution to get more organized. I know it’s always one of my top priorities when it comes to life, makeup, etc…I like everything to be as organized as possible without organization I tend to get a bit crazy.

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Recently I had to stop at Staples for some office supplies and came across some great little boxes which were super cheap and super useful.

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Staples carries a line of boxes now entitled Really Useful Box, good name as I couldn’t agree more they truly are useful. The boxes are super cheap, super useful, and incredibly friendly for tucking small makeup items inside. The boxes come in $1, $2, and $3 ranges. I grabbed a few of the $3 ones which are large enough to hold a number of glosses or palettes. The boxes come in a variety of colors, sizes, and price ranges. I leaned towards the pink ones for myself. I like that they lock closed with the handles plus they stack easily together for easy storage.

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I had a few bits of makeup laying about that needed a little space of it’s own so I snagged a few of these boxes and tucked it inside. Perfect fit, perfect price.

The awesome news about the boxes are they are available at decent prices in various countries including England via the Really Useful Boxes website. As of yet you can’t buy from the site in the US but it’s coming soon. Truly it’s a crazy shop as they have all sorts of storage boxes in all sizes, shapes, and to fit every need be it makeup or otherwise and are very affordable.

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Overall, I highly suggest heading to Staples to check these little guys out. They are fab storage solutions.

Visit www.reallyusefulbox.com to see where Really Useful Boxes are available for purchase in your country!

Anyone see these at their local Staples?

Grab some?

Do share your storage solutions!

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  • MC

    I’ve never seen these, but I am going to Staples to pick up some. I have my make up scattered across my bedroom in old Sanrio tins, a small Bloomies brown bag. and various shoe boxes all unorganized. It drives me crazy!!!!

    • the Muse

      hey MC I guess they are kinda sorta new as I never did either. LOL! oh noes not good! These are a cheap way to get it stashed happily away girl!

  • Julie

    Love them! Just bought 10…helpful hint for your readers in the US shopping online: I could not find them on the Staples website, but they were on the Office Depot site:

    Really Useful Boxesยฎ Plastic Storage Box, 1.6 Liters, 4 1/4″H x 5 1/4″W x 7 1/2″D, PinkItem # 452873 ($3.49)

    • the Muse

      ha julie just replied to you in the other post you found them eh? awesome!!!!!!! A little more on the Office Depot site but still cheap!

  • Bakeneko

    I love these boxes ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have a weird obsession/fetish about stationery and storage things haha, so I love it when you do posts like this one ๐Ÿ™‚

    I use all kinds to store my make-up – bags, train cases, boxes from places like SpaceNK. I have also got the Lori Greiner deluxe cosmetic organizer ๐Ÿ™‚

    • the Muse

      bakeneko hun you’re not the only one, I’m obsessive with stationary and storage boxes and cutesy stuff like that LOL I have the lori greiner stuff too!!!!!!!!!!!! ha! I have several of her boxes ๐Ÿ˜€ love! Pursebuzz just got me one for christmas that spins! LOVES it!

      • Bakeneko

        Oooh I’ve got the jewellery one that spins – I wanted the cosmetic one too but it sold out ๐Ÿ™

        I like the Lindy Bowman boxes from QVC as well. They’re such good value.

        • the Muse

          oh I have that one too hun! LOVE it! ๐Ÿ˜€ I never tried those must have a lookie!

  • Coral

    I use a box with a lid that closes on itself to store a lot of my items. But I also have a box with drawers for my items that I use on a regular basis. Three drawers, one for tools, face products and eye products. It comes in really handy and easier to clean than the train case that I had before.

    • the Muse

      coral I keep stuff in a drawer unit too, so much easier to find stuff, etc…:)

  • imprompturoses

    Thanks for the tip muse. I’m going to go check out my staples tomorrow unless it’s freezing again in Boston!

    • the Muse

      oooo brrrrrrrr roses it’s freaking cold here too hun! bleeding outside!

  • Kristen L.

    I’ll have to check those out! I just got hooked on organizing my makeup with ‘Snapware’ found at Target- I got on an organization kick and found them when shopping for storage options, they stack and snap together too! I’m in love- I’ll have to check out Really Useful Boxes too.

    • the Muse

      kristen never heard of snapware must go to target and check it. Sounds interesting :-D!

  • Vonvon

    cool and cute little boxes….I store part of my stuff in 2 small-sized 5-tier drawers, and the rest are just lying scattered in a huge pile next to my dresser. Hubby got me a train case recently, but that is also not enough to store my eyeshadows and palettes alone. ;P

    • the Muse

      von von I’m always looking for good storage options I feel like stuff is stashed everywhere sometimes ๐Ÿ˜€ I like those 5 tier drawers myself I use them to store stuff in my bathroom closet ๐Ÿ˜€