Adaptable, creative and resourceful. That's what you need to be to get ahead in business. I try to be all those things in other areas of life too. Which is why when I brought home this Umbra Tubo Organizer for my makeup brushes, I was disappointed and you can see why.
In the picture above, it's obvious that once I put my brushes (and a handful of Q-Tips and tweezers) into the tubes, some of the items weren't tall enough for me to easily pull them out. Hmph. I really liked the product though, so I put on my thinking cap to figure out how I could adapt the product so it would meet my needs.
You can see in the next picture that all it took was a few pieces of crumpled up tissue paper (in bright green cuz it's fun!) stuffed into the bottom of each tube. The paper takes up space, lifting the shorter items up high enough so they're easy to grab. Plus it adds a little pop of color to my bathroom vanity.
I could have just as easily used other things to take up space in the bottom of the tubes such as sand, rice, glass beads or even coffee beans. So before you return that not-quite-right organizing product to the store, put your creativity to work and try to adapt it so it works for you.