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Top 3 cheap dressing table storage solutions

Updated: Feb 3

If you have invested in a new dressing table and want to look after it, you may be looking for a cheap storage solution to keep the surface looking tidy. Not only do stacks of skincare and makeup products look messy, they can damage your furniture if not properly stored.

Keeping things neat and tidy - and stain-free - is easily achieved with our top 3 cheap storage solutions.

There are options to suit even the smallest of budgets. As well as keeping a space spick and span, they will keep you organised and ensure you always know where a product or beauty tool is.

Most of us have had to face the issue of overloading a space with too much 'stuff'. I am a serial offender. In fact, I've lost count of the number of times I've found stains or makeup marks on my bedroom furniture. When I splashed out on a new dressing table two years ago, I was determined to change the habit of a lifetime. So far - thanks to great storage - I have managed to stick to my guns.

Here are my top storage picks, complete with pros and cons.

silver dressing table tray and mirror

Dressing table tray

A tray is a simple solution if you don't keep a lot of products on the dressing table and simply want to avoid stains. As well as cheap, clear plastic, modern trays can feature mirrored, wooden, metal, glass or marble bottoms.

You can pick up a large clear plastic tray for under £9. A textured glass tray is likely to set you back around £14, while a good mirrored version is likely to cost around £24. Marble bottomed trays start at around £12.


  • Easy to see and find products

  • Good choice of sizes available

  • Can enhance your decor, if you choose wisely

  • Inexpensive

  • Prevents stains


  • Can end up looking messy if you put too much on it

  • Will not provide protection from dust

dressing table storage

Open makeup and skincare organiser

With compartments for everything from lipsticks to makeup brushes, an organiser is a great idea if you have a mixture of cosmetics. As well as looking tidy, there is a place for most items.

This type of storage solution can cost as little as £7.99 and is available in a range of finishes.


  • Cheap

  • Can look good

  • Makes it really easy to find what you are looking for

  • Prevents staining

  • Various design and size options


  • May not be space for everything

  • Larger, rotating organisers can take up a lot of space

  • No dust protection for makeup brushes

makeup storage ideas

Makeup organiser with drawers

Closed organisers come in a range of shapes and sizes. Some have drawers as well as open compartments while others are completely closed. Perfect for makeup brushes and cosmetics in basic packaging, they guarantee your dressing table will always look tidy. Prices range from around £12.99 to £50.


  • Looks smart

  • Keeps products with less attractive packaging out of sight

  • Protects makeup brushes from dust and contamination

  • Prevents staining

  • Choice of design and sizes


  • More expensive than other options

  • Can take up a lot of space - particularly options with handles

Get organised and look after your dressing table

I often promote deals on dressing table storage solutions. Interested? Follow me on Twitter or subscribe to this website to be kept in the loop. If you have got a lot of makeup and don't want to spend a fortune on a large enclosed organiser, why not consider buying a simple vegetable rack? Available in loads of different finishes, you are bound to find one that matches your home decor.

skincare fridge on dressing table

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