“How on earth do I transport my nail polish collection?!” That was the horrible question I found myself asking…
Moving house is annoying and stressful in itself, but I must admit that making sure my stash remained safe and organised whilst moving was one of my major concerns.
How to move them?
Straight away I decided to use a slim shoe box. It would be easy to handle, lightweight but with a large enough capacity to house a number of nail varnishes.
Taking a selection of different brands, I grouped them by height and shape. It turned out that most of the taller bottles were also round. So ultimately I grouped them by shape – round vs square.
Keep them Safe
I used a cereal box to create two inserts that were the same length as the box. Then I made 8 ‘rows’ that were the same length as the box. This box works on a 3 x 8 format (three columns and eight rows) which houses 24 nail varnishes. I worked out that this would be best for the round bottles.
Later on I’ll upload some more images to show you how the rows worked
Square bottles (e.g. Essie) take up less space, so I was able to fit 10 rows. This box works on a 3 x 10 format (three columns and ten rows) which houses 30 nail varnishes.
Storing them in separated compartments greatly reduces the chance of them banging against each other, ending in breakages and heartache! I also wrapped the sides in bubble wrap so that the bottles on the outer columns didn’t hit against the side of the box.
Keep them Organised
To keep them semi organised, I put a label on the outside of the box listing the brand. I also tried to put them in colour order, but that didn’t last for long!
I would definitely recommend this method if you’re able to transport them in a car/train where you can monitor them. I put all the shoe boxes into 1 larger box and placed it on the car seat.
- If you’re moving your stash, please remember that nail varnish is highly flammable. It’s alright in small quantities, but if your collection is on the large side then you’ll want to keep the boxes away from flames obviously and heat, which is not so obvious.
- If you live in a hot country, transporting them in an overheated car is not a good idea!
- Also keep them out of sunlight as it ruins the colour and quality of the formula. So use opaque boxes/containers.
Hope you are well and that I get to speak to you all very soon NL xoxo