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Organize Your Polishes Like a Pro
Storing Your Personal Polish Collection
The refrigerator is one location option thought to make polish last longer. Models Own jumps on this trend with their Ice Neon collection. The company recommends stocking the frosted bottles in your refrigerator to help preserve the bright neon color. The concept is borrowed from the claim that keeping glow sticks in the freezer makes them last longer.
For those of us who have more than our fair share of polishes, like my 1800+ bottles, the refrigerator isn't a practical spot. I'd have to get a fridge just for my polishes! So what about storage units? One popular storage unit is the IKEA Helmer. This $40 unit has 6 drawers and holds a variety of nail polish sizes comfortably. Some people have gotten 400-600 bottles to sit in the Helmer. The IKEA Alex is more expensive at $120, but it also has a good drawer height for all your polish needs. You can also use these drawers to store polishes that are seasonally rotated out of your salon.
There's also nothing wrong with plastic shoe boxes stacked in your closet! Whatever your storage choice, just make sure to keep your bottles closed tightly so they don't lose consistency.