IKEA Alex Drawer Organization

A month and a half ago, Alex and I made our first ever IKEA trip to buy new furniture for our office/ hobby room. I’ve been eyeing the IKEA Alex drawers for about three years now, and pretty much every beauty guru I watch on YouTube has them. Of course, while we were there I bought myself a white 9-drawer while I was there along with the white Micke desk with side integration.

When I was figuring out how to organize my desk and drawers, I looked on Google and Pinterest for inspiration. So, it only made sense to give back and do a post about my IKEA Alex drawer organization.

Before we get started, here is my desk and drawer setup. I have the Micke desk with side integration, Alex 9-drawers, and the Henriksdal chair/ chair cover.

IKEA Alex drawers and IKEA Micke Desk

IKEA Micke Desk

The main drawer is a little bit of everything. On the left side, I keep extra office supplies and important mail. On the right side, there are my beauty tools and makeup extras.

IKEA Micke Desk Organization

One of the main reasons I chose this Micke desk was because I loved the side integration. This desk serves as a vanity and as my office workspace. Because I work from home, this desk is my office for 8-9 hours a day, and it’s just not practical to keep the makeup on the desk all day. Instead, I store my go-to everyday makeup in the front cubbies.

IKEA Micke Desk Organization

In the top cubby in the back, I keep important work stuff such as notebooks, documents, iPad, etc.

IKEA Micke Desk Organization

The bottom cubby is mainly for my Bath and Body Works candles, but I also store some “extras” in there that don’t fit anywhere else like my workout DVDs, cosmetic bags, and Beats headphones.

IKEA Micke Desk Organization

 

IKEA Alex Drawers

On top of the drawers, I have my mirror (also purchased at IKEA), perfume, and Jawbone mini jambox. The red box is what my Taylor Swift perfume gift set came in, and since I don’t really have anywhere else to put it, I figured it was pretty enough to sit on top of the drawers.

IKEA Alex Drawer Organization

Drawer #1: Eyeshadow singles and eyeshadow primer

IKEA Alex Drawer Organization

Drawer #2: Mascara and eyeliner

IKEA Alex Drawer Organization

Drawer #3: Blush, bronzer, highlighters, face primers, and BB cream

IKEA Alex Drawer Organization

Drawer #4: Foundation, powder, and concealer

IKEA Alex Drawer Organization

Drawer #5: Lip products (lipstick, lip gloss, lip stain, etc.)

IKEA Alex Drawer Organization

Drawer #6: Samples (from Ipsy, Birchbox, or beauty store purchases) – face and body

IKEA Alex Drawer Organization

Drawer #7: Samples (from Ipsy, Birchbox, or beauty store purchases) – hair and perfume

IKEA Alex Drawer Organization

Drawer #8: Eyeshadow palettes, other makeup samples, chapstick, and miscellaneous products

IKEA Alex Drawer Organization

Drawer #9: Nail polish

IKEA Alex Drawer Organization

 

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Christina Bockisch is a passionate advocate for mental health and believes that sharing her story is the best way to help break the stigma surrounding mental illness. When she’s not writing for her blog, Christina enjoys participating in mud runs, spending time with her dog, baking cookies and watching Harry Potter or Star Wars marathons on TV.

2 Comments

  1. Missy January 24, 2017 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Where do I get those drawer organizer trays? I’ve got the smaller Micke desk (which has a shallow but wide drawer) and I’d like to throw in my every day make up go-to’s..

    • Christina Bockisch January 24, 2017 at 11:26 pm - Reply

      Walmart! I think they were between $1-3 per pack of 4 depending on the size. They’re not expensive at all, and they’re great for storing makeup.

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