Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I've got helmers!

Two beautiful shiny red ones! I know I know in my last post about Ikea I said I wasn't going to get the Helmers for my nail polish, and I have really been kicking myself since April for not getting at least one then. I have approx 400 bottles of nail polish (At the time of this post I don't have a full count). Right now my Helmers are set up by brands, but I'm still moving things around. I am in the process of sorting out all of my nail storage. One helmer is full strickly with polish and the other has overflow polish, and then supplies.

My goal for when we move is to have Multiple Helmers for my nail set up, along with a manicuring table. I would love nothing more than to have helmers for polish only, nail art supplies, mani/pedi supplies, gel/acrylics supplies. Yes yes I know that is like a zillion helmers, but I love these little cabinets! plus it is super easy to move a drawer from one to the other. and for something so small they fit A LOT!

I have plans to get more for other storage needs once I no longer live with my mom, I have big big plans for these little helmers! I'm sure I'll end up with a second 9 drawer alex since the one I have is almost full of makeup now!

OH I almost forgot I picked up 11 (I meant to buy 10, but in my excitement of shopping in Ikea I forgot how to count) antonius inserts, they are $3 each, but being that Ikea doesn't ship them and well Ikea is about an hour and a half away, which doesn't sound like much but when you have to take the parkway to the turnpike its far! So I will plot and plan my trips to get the most bang for my trip! I also picked up the rationell variera drawer liner, I bought 2 rolls, and I think I only used a roll and a half so far.

This was only my second trip to Ikea, but I have a tip for newbies like myself to shopping in Ikea! The store can be overwhelming, because they are well HUGE and you will want to look at everything! I created a shopping list on Ikea's website, then I printed it out, and when I printed it out I sorted based on where my items would be located in the self service area. Most of the smaller items were just listed, but the Helmers and Antonius units were in the self service area so they had they Aisle and Bin numbers already. Also if you plan on buying smaller items, bring bags, you don't get shopping bags from Ikea, I didn't know this (stop laughing veteran Ikea shoppers).

OK OK enough blabbing!!! Here they are!

Antonious basket in a drawer

I am working to create a full post on my nail storage, because well I have a lot of stuff between polish, misc supplies, and my kit. I just wanted to show off my shiny new helmers!

Links to items I purchased
Antonious Inserts $3 each
Helmer $39.99 each
Rationell Variera $3.99 each


  1. That's awesome! I'm headed to IKEA at the end of October. I'll have to consider that storage! ;)

    1. I put off getting the helmers for way too long! I love that I still have plenty of room in most drawers. I do see myself needed to add more, but I don't see it as a negative, because I love the idea of organizing all of my nail supplies!