I absolutely loveeee my new Helmer! For those of you who don't know what a Helmer is, it's an IKEA drawer unit that has dimensions perfect for nail polish storage. It has six separate drawers which means you can easily organize your collection by colour, brand, or both. For the longest time, I held back in getting one because I thought I'll never be able to fill it up. Subconsciously, I also expected that even if I do get one I'll have at least two empty drawers left to put my nail art supplies and treatments in there. Do you want to know what happened in the end? Well, I totally underestimated the degree of my nail polish obsession because I only had two-thirds of a drawer left by the time I was done haha!
A Helmer can hold approximately 400-600 bottles of nail polish depending on their sizes. For instance, a single drawer holds 66 bottles of the regular, full-sized OPIs; however, it can hold up to 100 bottles if they're smaller in size. (eg. Wet n wilds, Rescue Beauty Lounges, Essies, etc.)
Anyway, I dreaded building it myself because I had a terrible experience putting together my Melmer the last time around. =S As a result, I had an amazing guy friend who kindly offered to build it for me. He wasn't feeling too well the day he came over either so THANK YOU SO MUCH HILBERT, I really appreciate it! =D
Here's how I organized my collection: