Organizational Tips For Even The Smallest Dressing Table

Organizational Tips For Even The Smallest Dressing Table

My journey towards achieving more with less is constantly evolving. Trying to make it with less money, less clutter, and less possessions is a never ending game and challenge, but one that can be easily achieved. One of the dilemmas that I am currently resolving bit by bit is the hoard of makeup and beauty products that are on my dressing table. It’s not a hoard by typical standards, but I find the items that I have lying around are quite useless and random bits and bobs of things that I have accumulated over the years. A collection is carefully curated not random, and that is what I am working to achieve.

My dressing table/desk is nestled in a corner of my bedroom next to a wardrobe. It sounds weird, but it works. The wardrobe is a storage one and as it has full length mirrors on both doors it helps reflect the light in my tiny bedroom. I haven’t been working from home now for months, and the dressing table has gone from clean and transitional space to catch all for hair tools, makeup, skincare products, etc. Not a pretty sight.

Look Up

One of the best uses of space is to look up, and think vertically. If you are the owner of some wall space then by all means put it to good use! I’ve recently fallen in love with more natural materials and this cute little Umbra cascade photo display. is so cute! I was sent this shelf from Red Candy, which is a truly fantastic online shop for all things cute and quirky. I have a massive wishlist of Red Candy items! With a tagline of “shut up, beige!” what’s not to love. There’s also beige items too, so don’t fret.

Don’t let the size fool you, it may be compact, but this little shelf can easily take on my most used skincare items and a mini cactus. I love this for my current space, but love the versatility – it could work in a hallway, a bathroom, or any other room in the house. You can display personal photos and swap them out often, or just use it to keep memo notes or other paperwork that needs to be easily visible and accessible. It was easy to get it on the wall, but the issues I am having now is that it’s not staying straight and sloping down a bit. I’ve gotta sort out how to resolve that, but that’s probably just down to me, not the shelf.

Think Clear

If you only have a small area to call your dressing table then opt for using clear acrylic containers. There are so many types and price ranges that it truly depends on your preference. I picked this one up at TKMaxx 2 years ago and it’s both pretty and practical. From acrylic containers that serve a specific purpose – eye shadow acrylic containers, acrylic containers for sunglasses, or multipurpose acrylic makeup organisers, there is always an option to suit your space. I only keep my most used items in my acrylic organiser – dry shampoo, a couple of bronzers and palettes, lippies, my most used jewelry items, and beauty blenders.

Re-purpose Items

I’ve been using this adorable teacup for my makeup brushes for over a year now, and I love how cute it looks on my dressing table. It’s compact and fits all of my brushes. I like to re-purpose cute mugs, pretty candle jars, vases, tumblers, and all sorts of cute things. I have my cotton swabs, hair grips, and other cute bits and bobs in clear glass jars and I’ve had lots of compliments on how nice it looks.

There you have it, if you’re looking for ways to maximise your space there storage ideas abound and you can pop on over to my Pinterest to find more. I’m seriously obsessed with this topic, so it won’t disappoint. What are your favourite organisational tips for small spaces?

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  • LaaLaa Monroe

    That’s one thing I do is reuse items a lot of the time it’s large candle jars etc to put cotton balls or my brushes in. I like to keep my table with the necessities on top but still clutter free x

  • Love these ideas, I don’t have a lot of space for my new dressing table so I love these x

  • Samantha Bye

    Such a good use of space! I’ve got limited room in my bedroom so all of my products are shoved into bags and cupboards, this looks much better than what I’ve got!

  • Melanie

    Love the clear acrylic containers they look clean and make storage simple 🙂 x

  • i really love the idea of shelves! ive never really thought about it plus the way youve decorated it, its stunning

  • Love the idea of using clear acrylic containers, so easy to see what is inside! 🙂

  • Clarissa

    the containers are lovely I do love this idea must get some 🙂

  • Great tips, I also love re-purposing mugs and glasses to use for things around the house!

  • Lauretta

    Love the chains hanging from your shelf and your tips are really helpful!

  • Francesca Nelson

    I love repurposing old items and giving them a new lease of life!! I try to do this a lot!!

  • Sarah Ann

    Such great tips. Made me realise that I never make use of vertical space and having high ceilings, there’s so much of it!

  • Donna

    Great ideas! i am constantly struggling to organise all my stuff and seem to drown in it every few months or so!

  • These are some great Ideas! my space is a bit bigger and its always a mess so this will definitely help me organize better. Thanks!

  • Amanda-Jaied Wathern

    I love your little shelf- I instantly started thinking where I could put it. I am constantly on the hunt for acrylic storage, and I try to be tidy but I’m such a trinket hoarder the tidiness never lasts long haha x

  • Bex Smith

    I definitely needed this post – my dressing table is tiny and this has inspired me

  • Baby Isabella

    We need to invest in some clear acrylic storage as my mummy makeup space is tiny! Great tips!

  • I would never have thought to put a shelf above my space yet it is SUCH a great idea! Love the acrylic storage too

  • Carolynne @ Mummy Endeavours

    Can you come over and declutter my whole house please? hehe I’m incredibly untidy which drives me mad! I desperately need to sort my stuff out! Great ideas here x

  • Deborah Nicholas

    I love those hangers, they are too cute and tie in the whole area!