Tuesday, April 10, 2012

IKEA Helmer

So many of the women in the nail polish blog community have their polishes stored in this wonderful, old-school, sturdy little metal filing cabinet called a Helmer. It's available at IKEA and retails for $40. It comes in red, white and gray and each container holds about 500 polishes. This is perfect for a growing nail polish therapist like me :) Here is my before storage system where I literally was pouring out of my boxes and bags with nail polish.

Here is my beautiful new Helmer and complimentary box (to hold my nail essential items other than nail polish) 

My husband had the great idea to organize the drawers based on seasons for now. I don't always follow the season when it comes to what color to wear but I thought it was a great idea for me to see what I had most of. It looks like the Fall and Winter drawers are almost full. :-/

Here they are close up. All sizes of polishes fit perfectly. It's awesome and I wish I had this so much sooner. 


  1. Congrats!! I still have, oh about 4 of the others. LOL But I have other things in them besides polishes.

  2. I just died of jealousy! That is so neat!!

    1. It is really so neat and it makes me buy less because now everything is organized an I can see what I have. I love how any size bottle fits too. No issues here.

  3. this is great. I'm thinking of going to Ikea in Sunrise (Sunrise?) to get one of these. Do you label the tops of the bottles or just pick them up to find the colors you want? BTW, happy to discover your blog.

  4. Welcome and I'm glad you like my blog :). I don't label the tops of the polishes, because they all have different size tops so it would be hard to label them uniformly. Also when you open the drawers you can still see the bottle, so I just grab them to examine the colors more closely. Def get this in your life, I love how organized my polishes are, and how sturdy it is.