Jumpstart Your Day: 4 Ways to Organize the Dresser

Don't let your beauty products, makeup, and hordes of jewelry take over the vanity

Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions Styling: Issa Villar-Ching and Dagny Madamba

How can you keep your favorite beauty essentials and accessories accessible while avoiding clutter? You can keep your vanity organized with a few easy tricks and a couple of organizers. Here are 4 must-dos to keep in mind:

1. Use different decorative containers to keep everything in place. Small dishes can be used for your rings.

2. Transfer lotions to a pump bottle and keep cotton balls and buds in glass containers.

3. Keep your perfume bottles on a pretty tray.

4. Hang earrings off the side of a deep dish and keep necklaces untangled with jewelry stands.

RL Tip: Spruce up your dresser by adding a beautiful stool or tiny slipper chair. If you are sharing your dresser with your husband, make sure that he has the essentials as well such as a mirror, a tray to hold his cologne, and catchalls for his watches and loose change. You can get these organizers in masculine materials like leather, woven fibers, and metal.

This snippet originally appeared in the March 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Minor edits have been made the editors. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

Produced by Tala Singson. Shot on location at The Henry Hotel Manila.

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