Ever since I got a Micke last week, I have been thinking to further improve the space utilization of my dresser. Since my dresser is not big in depth, so it is a limitation to what drawers I can buy.
My current dresser setup, there are quite a couple of bottles with 20% of the content left, which is a bad habit that I am still trying to battle. I have binned them since I thought if I had left them unfinished in the first place, chances are, I will never finish them.
After some measuring and consideration, I decided to get a acrylic box from Muji.
I was on the fence about getting a clear box because I can’t stand the sight of the mess when they are all cluttered, and well, transparent.
I ate my own words and decided to get one, simply because, it’s the almost perfect fit for my dresser, and it’s not the cheap plastic drawers. And most importantly, I can still buy another to stack when the need comes.
And since transparency is not my kind of thing, so I decided to add a layer of felt to alter the look. I bought a huge piece of felt from Daiso at RM5, and it came in handy when I needed something as base.
It was a quick work of cutting the felt, but being lazy, I cut the felt free hand, hence it’s not the perfect fit.
But it doesn’t matter, since the main purpose is to reduce the transparency, and also to serve a purpose as non-slip mat.
The ‘finished’ product.
Some may argue that by doing this, it totally defeats the purpose of getting a clear box, but that’s just me. I feel better looking at it.
However, the downside about this drawer is, it’s quite shallow. The thickest item I could fit in it is the Benefit box powder. It’s really good for lipstick/glosses/mascaras and such. But, it can’t find a Guerlain Rouge G, which is a little heart-breaking.
It doesn’t fit most of the bottle foundations, nor loose powder, which I have to keep those in another drawer. This clear box only stores items that I use frequently or new items that I want to remind myself to use it, so it’s easy to reach. Another thing I like about this box is – it’s less bulky and it kind of serves the purpose.
Measurement: 26cm x 17.5cm x 16cm.
Availability: Muji (Pavilion, MidValley Megamall)