So I usually tell people to avoid dollar stores. It’s a great place to end up with way more than you need in your cart and lots of clutter. However, there are some great finds within the shelves. If you’re looking for organizing supplies, you don’t need to spend a lot. The products at the dollar store may not be the prettiest, but they are effective!
I made a trip to my local dollar store to show you a few finds and get you inspired.
These plastic “shoe boxes” are great for just about anything. I love to organize party supplies, office/school supplies, arts and crafts, accessories, medications/toiletries, and yes shoes in them. They are clear so you can see the contents and they are easily washed off if something spills inside. These are also great to have on hand for sand play or messy projects.
I love these little baskets to create homework caddies for your kids. Have them put all of their homework supplies in there and when they are ready to work, take it out. Supplies will vary by age of course, but this is a great way to avoid having to run all over the house to find things during the homework process. You can also create a mini mobile office for your car with one of these. Throw in some envelopes, address labels, stamps, cards, and pens and you’re ready to go!
These plastic laundry baskets are great for corralling items that don’t fit easily into totes such as shoes, stuffed animals and even toy cars or dolls. They are also great for winter accessories such as scarves, mittens and hats. Give each family member their own basket.
These little gift boxes were in the gift wrapping section. They are adorable and perfect to hold and organize jewelry or beauty products inside of a drawer or on top of your dresser. At just $1 you can buy six and not break the bank. Then divide up your bracelets, hair accessories, earrings and even lip sticks into them.
Everyone loves baskets. These smaller size baskets are perfect for inside a pantry. Use them for snack foods, packet of seasonings or boxes of pasta. They help you sort and visualize your inventory. They are also great for game controllers, remotes and DVDs in the living room!