The Guidecraft Dress Up Storage Center – Is This A Good Purchase?

Looking for a Guidecraft Dress Up Storage Center review? Here you have it! Answers to your questions, product specifics, and our own ratings. Check it out!

There comes a time when every parent of a little child who loves dress up looks around the play rooGuidecraft Dress Up Storagem and wonders “how on earth did we collect such a huge dress up collection?”  And following on that thought, realises that they need to come up with better dress up storage solutions than what they currently are using… say, the corner of the room, or a recycled box.

Especially if you are a bit of a neat freak, or if the thought of so many pretty dresses that you spent good money on are being squished and tossed in a heap… you need something.

This is where the Guidecraft Dress Up Storage Center comes in. A solution to your problems, perhaps.  It could be that you’ve have seen the See and Store ones on Amazon.com already (the style I’m looking at here), and have read some of the reviews. Perhaps you are wondering if it’s a good buy, or if it will just be another big piece of furniture in your already crowded room.

Well, let’s dig into them a bit more, and see what we’re really looking at. It’s a big purchase for a child’s play room, after all. Let’s do our homework.

[Two more options, the Guidecraft Dress Up Carousel and the Kidkraft Swivel Vanity, have also been reviewed!]

Guidecraft See and Store Dress Up Storage Center Specs

Colors available:  Pink (see photo above), Lavender, Natural (wood), Light Green, Grey

Cost:  Depends on color… the natural is about $20 cheaper than the painted ones. The natural comes in at around $165.  (The best prices for all colors though can be found on Amazon.com – the price is good, but their free shipping option makes it really good.)

Size:  When assembled, it’s 36W x14D x42H”

Weight: 30lbs

Customer Reviews:  At time of writing (Sept 2016), it has a 4.5/5 Star ranking from 73 reviewers.

Answers to common questions

If you’re seriously thinking about getting one of these Guidecraft dress up storage centers for your child’s dress up gear, you might be interested in the answers to some of these questions.

  • Is the mirror real?   Well, it’s a kids mirror, not a serious piece of expensive mirror that will shatter Guidecraft Dress Up Storage Centerwhen struck.  That being said, it’s a decent one… not a fun-house style refection. Don’t count on it being a perfect one though… think “kid-durable”, but kid-friendly.
  • How many dresses can it hold?  Digging through the responses to that question in the reviews, purchasers claim it can hold around 10 medium sized princess dresses.  (One reviewer said they have 18, two others said around 30 on it… although I imagine that would be quite tight!) Many recommend purchasing thin hangers.
  • Can you customize it? Somewhat. Self-adhesive hooks stuck on the side are perfect for capes, fairy wings, and wigs. Stickers are also do-able and make it personal, but it’s a laminate-like material and so can’t really be painted.
  • Do you need lots of tools to assemble it?  No. Just the allen key that comes with it.
  • How long does it take to assemble?  Approx 20-30 mins if doing solo.
  • Can you assemble solo? Yes. Unless you want your 3 year old to help you. 😉
  • Will it topple if my toddler hangs on it?  Well… depends on your toddler, but there are multiple reviews saying it’s very sturdy, that their child has stood on the sides and hung from the bar with no problems, and that they are impressed with it’s quality.

The general verdict, readers, is that these dress up storage centers are awesome additions to your child’s dress up world. Not only will they see their options and thus want to play longer, trying on more, but they will be able to better tidy up after they are done dressing up! Win, win! 🙂

 

 

 


Let me know if you have anything to add to this review – does the storage center appeal to you? Or not? Have you purchased it yourself? What do you think??  Chime in… I’d love to hear from you!

Cheers!

Marlaine

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14 thoughts on “The Guidecraft Dress Up Storage Center – Is This A Good Purchase?

  1. Owain September 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    My daughter, although young, I feel she definitely likes dressing up. She likes to dress up in daddy’s clothes or mummy’s. She will often want to change her outfit a few times a day.

    I think my daughter would love this but she is 3. Do you think this is too young for it at the moment?

    • Marlaine September 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      My daughter is 3 too – and she also loves dressing up! A storage center like this one for a 3 year old would help encourage good cleaning up skills and “proper garment care” from an early age, but it may depend on the amount of dress up clothes she has at this point… often people find these storage centers of MOST use when they have a big collection to organize. If you see her really getting into dress up in the years to come, it may be a good investment! Thanks for dropping in!

  2. Efi September 13, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    HI,
    My daughter doesn’t stop nagging me that she want a specific closet storage that she saw at her friend house. So I searched the web for this kind of storage and I found this page.
    The moment that I saw it to my daughter she starts screaming and said that is cooler from what she saw at her friend house (And cheaper).
    So I already order it.
    Thanks for the help 🙂

    • Marlaine September 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      That’s fantastic Efi! So glad “Kids Love Dress Up” was able to help you out! There’s nothing quite like that “YES! That’s IT!” moment for a child, is there… and then as a parent finding out that it’s a good DEAL too… and so you can say yes! Wonderful! Hoping she loves it!

  3. Queen November 27, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Thank you for this, I was actually looking for a closet for my self and daughter.
    This is exactly what I wanted for my daughter and from the picture in your post, I see it can take a little space in the room and still hold a lot of dresses.
    I’m going to order to pink for my baby.
    Thank you
    Queen

    • Marlaine November 28, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      So glad to help you find something sweet for your little girl, Queen! Thanks for commenting!

  4. Roman January 28, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Hey Marlaine,

    I gotta make a confession… Me being a single guy, I need to learn about these things. I am young too. I want to be a parent in a few years, but that depends on my relationship status.

    Anyway, this dress up center will be something I will buy when having a daughter in the future. For children to be able to explore their minds through visual play like this is needed. I will probably play dress-up with her. 🙂

    This particular dress up storage center seems to have no negatives. A reasonable price, not too long to set up, having the capacity to hold 10ish dresses, a pretty strong mirror, very good. If only I was a parent. LOL

    Thanks for the info, Marlaine.

    SIncerely,

    Roman Rys

    • Marlaine January 30, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      Hey Roman,

      I love it that you’re thinking ahead! 🙂 Parenting is definitely something I recommend. It’s exhausting and challenging but simply the best thing you’ll ever do! I’m sure you’ll love playing with your “future daughter”… My husband loves to get involved in our daughter’s play and it’s the BEST thing ever – they both love it!

      Thanks for commenting, and have a lovely day!

      Marlaine

  5. Amberlee January 28, 2017 at 4:21 am

    Hi Marlaine,

    I always love it when I randomly come across a site that shows me a product that I didn’t think I needed and by the end of the article I’ve made the choice to buy it. You see, I don’t have any children but I am a teacher and I think this will go great in the corner of the classroom with the dress ups that I have for the five-year-old students to wear. I also like that the mirror is not an actual mirror because from my experience when you leave anything glass or ceramic near a five-year-old it will end up broken!

    • Marlaine January 28, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      Wow, that’s a great idea! I hadn’t thought of putting one in a classroom, but that would definitely be a useful object in a preschool or kindergarten/grade one classroom! Glad you found this review helpful, and I hope you like the Guidecraft Storage Center!

  6. mizra March 19, 2017 at 5:06 am

    this is very good website for kids stuff. especially for little girls who loves to b princess. and stuff that are posted like nice drawers are absolutely amazing and storage savings.kids definitely going to love all these stuff and its all cheap not too expensive or anything thats hard to buy.

    • Marlaine March 20, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Hi Mizra,

      Thanks for writing in and for the encouragement! I’m glad you like what you’ve seen! I’m definitely a fan of kids dress up too – and when you’re on a budget like we and pretty much every parent out there, “not too expensive” is pretty important! 🙂

      Have a lovely day!

      Marlaine

  7. Margaret March 20, 2017 at 1:20 am

    What a great idea. You are absolutely right, kids do love to dress up. There are so many characters for them to choose from, fairies, princesses, elves, spiderman, superman and on and on. Most kids love to wear mom or dad’s shoes. Having a place to store all that stuff is such a good idea and the Guidcraft Dressup Storage Centre really has the answer.

    • Marlaine March 20, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      Thanks Margaret! I think these storage ideas are awesome! There’s no end to dress up clothes and accessories – the possibilities are endless, like you wrote! It’s incredible how quickly it adds up and becomes messy in the playroom if you don’t have some sort of system for storing it!

      Thanks for commenting, and I hope you have a lovely day!

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