There are a lot of things in my apartment that I could do without, but my vanity is not one of those things. It's where I get ready every day which frees up space in the (shared) bathroom. It's where I store all of my beauty products and tools and sometimes it even doubles as a desk when I really need to focus on a project. The only problem is that it can be hard to keep it neat. Any storage solutions need to be versatile and fit in - or on - the vanity without taking up too much space, and products need to be easily accessible for daily use.
from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/makeover-your-makeup-area-10-vanity-organizing-solutions-243013