Alternatively, if you're wanting storage you could always put one of these thick change mats on top of a chest of drawers (obviously not too tall!) which you then still have once bubs is older.
Haha, that is exactly what I was going to say! Except that what I have is a wooden tray that sits on top of the chest of drawers to hold the change mat, and then there is a section around the side to put in toiletries and things. Mine was purchased from the clearance section at Freedom, but if your partner is at all handy, get him to make one - it's literally just a tray the size of a changing mat, and then put two pieces of wood on the bottom side that are the same distance apart as the width of the drawers so that it can be held in place. Making one is a good idea so that you can be sure to get the exact right size - otherwise it can be a mission to get it to fit your drawers. When you stop using this as a changing table, you can use the tray for doing jigsaw puzzles in or something.
But yes, I absolutely couldn't manage without a change table - my back would kill me. It is already angry at having to carry around a 10 kilo baby all day. smile