It's that time of year where Spring Cleaning is a must! Why not start with hair care - right? So I have this "leaning tower" of hair products in my bathroom that simply get's on my nerves every wash day, no actually, every time I walk into the bathroom!! The drawers are so packed (notice my son's toys in there too), they cannot close - or open properly for that matter. Since my products cannot stand up right, they tend to leak out into the drawers causing a huge mess - thus wasting product :( The struggle is real!!!
So this past weekend, I made it my mission to grab some new shelving and put this struggle to rest! I took myself to Ikea and picked out the KALLAX Shelving Unit to fit all my products! I liked this unit because the shelves are deep - not shallow - allowing me to store more product per shelf. I'm so happy to see the new set-up. It was well overdue. I'm proud to say that my products have a new home!! Not to mention, wash day is a much more pleasant experience since I can easily access my products and more importantly nothing is leaking out!
I must say, the Ikea KALLAX Shelving Unit is very simple and quick to set-up. It took me about 45 mins to set-up (start to finish). Cleaning out my products and deciding what to keep and toss, took the longest. I mainly threw away products that I haven't used in the last year. I really tried to keep it simple and keep products that I intend on using/trying-out in the next few months. Also, I was harbouring a lot of empty bottles, which took up tons of useful space. I picked up two (2) storage boxes and placed them in the shelves for items such as my flat iron, curling iron, heating cap, plastic shower caps, mixing bowl, Flexi rods, perm rods etc. These storage boxes are a gem!! Love them :)
So far I'm loving my new shelving. I've organized my products by category i.e. shampoos, co-wash conditioners, protein treatments, moisture deep conditioners etc. if you haven't noticed :) Organization is key!! I love how functional my shelf is now - plus it's a time saver and it looks much more appealing to the eye!
Have you done your product spring cleaning? Where do you store your hair products?