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50+ Dollar Store Organization Ideas That Are Surprisingly Useful

Wow! I can't believe these super useful organization tips are from the dollar store! Definitely pinning!

Have you been trying to get everything organized in your house but nothing seems to be working? Does it always seem like you’re running out of storage at home?

Yes, you can run to the nearest Target to buy expensive storage bins and baskets to get your things organized.

Or you can save a ton of money by getting creative with things sold at the dollar stores.

Getting your home in order doesn’t need to cost a fortune. You can get creative with items that can be found at dollar stores. Don’t worry if you think they aren’t stylish enough for your home, you can always DIY to spruce up the look!

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50+ Dollar Store Organization Ideas

1. Towel Storage Baskets


Image and idea found at Making Lemonade

Where do you store your clean towels? Are they taking up a lot of space in your closet or drawers? Why not roll up some towels and display them in the bathroom?

Attach the baskets on the wall then place the towels in them. This gives your bathroom the spa-like atmosphere and keeps clutter off the shelves. It’s the perfect idea for guest bathrooms so your guests don’t have to ask you for fresh towels.

2. Pretty Pantry Storage


Image and idea found at The Social Home

I love this uniform look of containers for the pantry! They look much more expensive that you would’ve never thought you can create this look by using things from the dollar store.

The key point here is to create matching labels for each container. This will keep your pantry looking organized and possibly even inspire you to cook more!

3. Baking Pan Organization


Image and idea found at Organizing Junkie

One of my biggest problems with kitchen organization is that I can’t seem to find a perfect space for baking sheets and pans. They just all seem to pile on top of each other in the cupboard, creating a mess and it’s nearly impossible to find something that I need.

Using an organizer to store all the baking pans is not only easy and it definitely helps with the clutter.

4. Garage Organization Baskets


Image and idea found at Simply Kierste Design Co.

A cluttered garage is my worst nightmare! Good thing it’s easy to avoid that.

You can simply use some plastic baskets from the dollar store to store things like toys and balls. They come in different sizes and colors so it’s easy to find something that suits your needs.

5. Plastic Crate Shelf


Image and idea found at Hometalk

If you run out of storage space in the closet or on the floor, you can always add storage on the wall. This will keep clutter off the floor and it’s a great way for kids to display their collection of toys and books. One down side is that kids won’t be able to reach for their stuff if the crates are really high up. Feel free to adjust the height to suit your needs!

6. Rope Basket


Image and tutorial found at I Heart Organizing

The dollar store might not have the fanciest decor but that doesn’t mean you can’t DIY it!

Instead of splurging on something that’s way more expensive, get creative with what you can make with things from the dollar store like this rope basket.

7. Use Hamper as Toy Storage


Image and idea found at Parents

The kids can keep their favorite toys in the hamper. It’s easy for kids to reach for and also put things away when it’s time to clean up. They can also easily move the hamper wherever they like.

8. Gift Wrap Storage


Image and idea found at The Country Chic Cottage

Seasonal items like rolls of gift wraps and gift bags can be bulky and it’s hard to find a place to store them.

You can get an over-the-door shoe organizer to keep them organized. It can be hung over the door of your craft room or office so it’s not in the way of anything.

9. Pool Noodles as Boot Trees


Image and idea found at _desiree05_

Cut up some pool noodles and keep them in the boots. This will keep your boots nice and straight, preventing wrinkles and cracking.

10. Use File Sorters to Organize Washcloths


Image and idea found at The Real Thing With the Coake Family

Who would’ve thought you can keep washcloths organized with a file sorter? What a clever idea!

11. Craft Box to Store Hair Accessories


Image and idea found at The Idea Room

These craft boxes are useful to store craft items like beads but they are also great to store hair accessories. It’s great way to color coordinate all the accessories so it makes it so much easier to help your daughter to get ready for school.

12. Storage Bin Makeover


Image and idea found at Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry

All you need is some spray paint to make dollar store bins look more expensive. The chalkboard signs also add a nice touch to the otherwise plain bins.

13. Tiered Trays


Image and idea found at Liz Marie Blog

Can you believe this stylish tiered tray is made of cheap metal trays and candle stick holders? This shows you really don’t need to buy home decor at expensive stores. All you need is a little bit of time and creativity to create your unique tiered trays. You can paint it with your favorite color or a color that matches with your room decor.

14. Second Shower Rod for Storage


Image and idea found at Life Hacker

Do you have a ton of products you use in the shower? Does it seem like you are always running out of space to store them? If that sounds familiar to you, then this hack is perfect for you!

All you need is to add a second shower curtain rod then some plastic storage to create this brilliant storage hack. Adding an extra row of storage will help to keep your hair and skin care products organized and easy to reach in the shower.

15. Wire Rack as Jewelry Holder


Image and idea found at Yesterday on Tuesday

You can easily make a jewelry organizer with a wire rack from the dollar store. All you need to do is screw the wire rack into a piece of wood and decorate however you want.

16. Chest Freezer Organization


Image and idea found at Practically Functional

If you have a chest freezer then you must purchase these! They will keep the freezer nice and organized.

You will never have to dig through a ton of frozen meat to find something again. It makes it so much easier to know exactly what you have in the freezer. You can also label the baskets to make it even more organized.

17. K Cup Storage


Image and idea found at Peas and Crayons

Store K Cups inside cutlery and utensil organizers instead of buying expensive K Cup storage.

18. Canned Food Organization


Image and idea found at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Adding these wire baskets to your pantry is the perfect way to store canned foods. This makes it so much easier to know what canned food you have in your pantry.

You can line the cans up by expiration dates so you use the older cans first. Adding labels to the pantry also helps to keep it organized.

19. Cereal Container as a Garbage Can in the Car


Image and idea found at A Bird and a Bean

Grab a plastic bag and a cereal container to make your own $1 trash can for your car. It’s perfect for those long road trips or even just always keeping it in the car!

20. Wire File Basket as Necklace Organizer


Image and idea from Smile and Wave DIY

This creates a minimalist home decor piece and it’s also functional to hold your necklaces.

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