I like to keep little things that I use on a regular basis close at hand. This is especially true when I’m half awake putting myself together for work weekday mornings. In order to keep my bathroom counter, or dresser top, from looking too cluttered I find it useful to place things in little inexpensive dishes. Only I usually won’t pay the extra cash for the actual labeled “jewelry dish” in a store. There are plenty of cheaper alternatives to be had. Places like HomeGoods, and of course Goodwill, are always overflowing with housewares (just be sure to check for cracks/chips/etc.). The trick is not to limit yourself to just one area, but still have a clear idea of what to look for. The examples below are small dishes I found on sale at Target (each were less than $5 on sale). I wanted either white or clear glass, simple shapes, no patterns and not plastic. The little square dish will be just right for holding rings or lip balm on my nightstand, and I have the longer small dish in mind for eye and lip pencils.