We all know that Dollar stores can be great sources of inexpensive finds. And by Dollar stores I am talking about the ones where everything is actually $1. I’ve been tricked a few times going into a store with the word “dollar” in it, only to find that not everything was actually $1. That’s why I tend to stick with Dollar Tree. No surprises there.
I am always, always, always looking for ways to contain all the “stuff” in my house (namely my daughter’s toys which I swear reproduce overnight). I’m assuming you can probably relate since you are reading this post. One thing I have learned about organizing with a child and their massive amount of toys is that the simpler, the better. Here are a few ways that I’ve used Dollar Tree baskets and bins to maintain some sort of organization around my house in a budget friendly way.
Baskets, Bins, and Boxes…Oh My!
- I keep these Stack and Nest Plastic Bins in the kitchen cabinets to hold Tupperware lids. Instead of having to dig through a stack of lids, they stack next to each other making it easier to see what is in there and pull out the one that you need.
- These Oval Slotted Plastic Baskets are perfect for storing my daughter’s toys in the bathtub. The holes keep the water from sitting in the basket and after bath time I just hang the basket from the bath faucet. We also use these baskets to store beach toys.
- These Slim Plastic Storage Baskets are great for organizing your medicine closet. I keep a few of them in mine to hold assorted medicines, essential oil bottles, hair products, and basically anything else that you want to keep organized in your bathroom.
- I keep this Mesh Magazine Holder in my kitchen pantry to store plastic wrap, aluminum foil, etc. (I couldn’t find a picture on the Dollar Tree website so the link is actually to a nearly identical one on Amazon. See, no need to pay $16! )
- The Rectangular Translucent Plastic Storage Boxes With Lids are great to store kid’s art supplies. I keep my daughter’s paints, crayons, colored pencils, and markers in these boxes. No need to keep a million little crayon boxes around, plus it makes clean up time a lot quicker.
- I have a few of these Plastic Slotted Baskets in my pantry to keep snacks organized. One holds just my daughter’s snacks which helps to keep her from pulling out everything in the pantry when she is looking for something. I usually take all the snack items (granola bars, pouches, etc.) out of the boxes and just store them in here which takes up a lot less room in the pantry.
I hope you found some good storage ideas on here that will make your life a little easier. I would love to hear any tips and ideas you may have about how to keep an organized(ish) house!
icon-thumb-tack Quick tip: Label your toy storage bins and boxes with chalkboard adhesive. That way, when the toys get switched out, you can easily re-label the contents. I have this Chalkboard Adhesive from Amazon and I have used it for multiple things!
What are your favorite Dollar store finds?
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