50+ Dollar Store Organization Ideas That Are Surprisingly Useful

50+ Dollar Store Organization Ideas That Are Surprisingly Useful

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21. Ice Cube Tray as Jewelry Organization


Image and idea found at Craft-O-Maniac

Ice cube trays make perfect storage solution to small items like rings and earrings. They are also great for office and craft supplies like push pins and paper clips.

22. Bathroom Drawer Dividers


Image and idea found at The Summery Umbrella

Products can roll around in the drawers when you open and close them, creating an unorganized mess. Grab some plastic trays from the dollar store and get organized! This way you won’t ever have to wonder where did your favorite lipstick go. They’re all right where you see it as you open the drawers.

23. Homework Caddy


Image and tutorial found at Simple Made Pretty

Kids can carry this portable homework caddy wherever they please. It makes doing homework and making art projects so much easier and more fun! You can also make it into your own portable crafting station, filled with your favorite markers and art supplies.

24. Desk Drawer Organization


Image and tutorial found at This is Our Bliss

You can store random bits and bots in an inexpensive muffin tin. You can give it a coat of gold spray paint to give it a more expensive look. It will help to keep your desk drawers or junk drawers so much more organized.

25. Personalized Buckets


Image and tutorial found at Hunt & Host

There are many ways to spruce up a plain old bucket that you purchased from the dollar store. Creating the name labels make the buckets look so much more expensive than they really are.

26. Spice Cupboard


Image and tutorial found at The Social Home

Buying a spice rack with matching bottles can get pretty expensive. Why not make your own? The key here is to make matching labels for all the bottles. Store the bottles on a tiered shelf so it makes it easier for you to see all the different spices.

27. Mail Baskets


Image and idea found at A House Full of Sunshine

This keeps your mail so organized that you will wish you did this sooner. Keeping your mail separated will make it so much easier to stay on top of your bills and anything that you need to take actions for.

28. Cookie Sheet as Makeup Organizer


Image and tutorial found at The Crazy Craft Lady

You can stick your most frequently used makeup items on to the cookie sheet. This will save you so much time in the morning when you are getting ready. No more fumbling around the drawer looking for your makeup brushes.

29. Cookie Sheet to Command Center


Image and tutorial found at The Crazy Craft Lady

Following the same tutorial as above, you can also make a magnetic command center using a $1 cookie sheet.

30. Material Hanger


Image and idea found at I Love 2 Dream, Do You?

Rummaging through bins to look for a piece of fabric is probably what not you want to do when you are in the crafty mode. You can use a cooling rack from the dollar store to hang the fabric. This will make it easier to organize them by colors and keep everything visible when you are looking for some material to work with.

31. File Holders to Store Onions and Potatoes 


Image and idea found at Life at Home

Did metal file holders make the perfect storage for potatoes and onions? The holes on the holders allow air to pass through, helping the potatoes and onions to stay fresh.

32. Cooling Rack to Hang Earrings


Image and idea found at Sew Many Ways

What a clever idea! Using a cookie cooling rack to hang and display all your earrings. This will save so much time! You won’t need to look for an missing earring because everything is neatly hung on the cooling rack.

33. Napkin Holder as a Desk Organizer


Image and idea found at Yesterday on Tuesday

You can spruce up a plastic napkin holder from the dollar store and turn it into a desk organizer. It’s perfect for holding some of your children’s favorite books.

34. Basket Made From Cooling Racks


Image and tutorial found at How Sweet It Is

Another brilliant idea that repurpose cooling racks!

Attach 5 cookie cooling racks together to make this functional and stylish basket! A similar basket is usually sold for a much higher price. People won’t even be able to tell you DIYed it!

35. Suction Cup Bottle Holders


Image and tutorial found at Dollar Store Crafts

What a great way to store more bottles in the shower! Use a suction cup with elastic to hold bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash on the wall. This will keep the edges of your shower or tub clutter-free.

36. Belt Hanger


Image and idea found at Live Simply By Annie

Do you have too many belts that you aren’t sure how to store them? Why not hang them up! This way you can easily grab the belt you want without spending a unnecessary amount of time looking for it in your drawers.

37. File Box Bathroom Appliance Storage


Image and idea found at Dream Green DIY

If you run out of room in the cabinets under the sink, you can create a storage for you hair-styling tools using a metal file box.

38. Farmhouse Drawer Transformation


Image and tutorial found at Little House of Four

This DIY makes the dollar store plastic drawers look so much better! It gives the farmhouse vibe without breaking the bank.

39. Toothbrush Drawer Organizer


Image and idea found at Families that Stick

You can get an utensil organizer to keep toothbrushes organized and clean in the drawers. I would probably leave the drawer open for a little right after brushing teeth to allow some air to dry the wet toothbrushes.

40. Shower Caddy Turned Into Under-the-Sink Organizer


Image and idea found at 320 Sycamore

Who says over-the-shower organizer is for the shower only? Hang an organizer on the back of your cabinet door to store bottles of hair products.

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