Hello and happy-almost-Friday!
If you have been following me on Instagram/SnapChat these past couple months you know I have been updating my nail polish storage situation. I did a post long ago showing what it looked like before. I used mostly the Sterilite plastic bins of various sizes to store my collection. They worked fine for awhile but they started sagging because of the weight inside, and a few drawers on the bottom of each stack cracked and didn’t want to open easily. I don’t think they are meant to have that much weight in them!
I decided on getting IKEA Helmers because they are neat and orderly looking, are metal, and can handle the weight. Living in earthquake country meant in order to stack them I needed to A. not have the wheels on them (obvi) B. put some drawer liners between the levels to help them stay “non-slippery” and C. bolt the upper layers to the wall (which I still have to do).
I honestly thought I would easily be able to fit my whole collection inside 8-10 Helmers, but it wound up being 14! I went back to KIEA 3 times. Oops. The drawers for Helmer hold a lot less than some of the Sterilite drawers did, so that’s why I needed so many. I did also leave some extra room to grow in most of the drawers since I sorted them by brand.