I've gone through a few incarnations of brush storage, from having them all over my dressing area (if that counts as storage), to having them in a drawer, to the candle holder brush storage, and now this.
I heart these like nothing else. They satisfy my first requirement of brush storage, which is to keep them dust-free. I also wanted it to be clear, so I could see my brushes and remember to use them. After looking through several clear cereal containers, I decided that they also had to be an appropriate width that my giant man hands could fit into them. Finally, I came upon the clear jar on the left during a Saturday wander at Winners. I think I said something ridiculous at the time about not letting my brush collection exceed that one jar. Ahem.
My brushes were getting really crowded, and I started noticing that certain hairs were getting bent from consistent contact with neighbouring brushes. I couldn't find another apothecary jar like the first one, so I took to the internet. The jar on the left is a candy jar from Target, this is the 2-gallon version. . I do wish this container were an inch or so taller so you could actually see the brush heads, but that`s more of a visual gripe that I have.
Also, the jars are filled with rice. Not because I`m Asian, but because I was too lazy to get any of those pretty marbles and this was the only thing I had in my house that worked. Fine, maybe a little because I`m Asian.
My brush collection will not exceed these jars.
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