5 Ways to Organize with Dollar Store Items

Organization makes me happy.  Opening a drawer and knowing exactly where something in brings such a feeling of calm to me.  The organizational aisle at stores always have me drooling.   And what could be better than getting those products for a buck??  Your local dollar store has tons of great ways to tackle the mess and mayhem in your home.  So c’mon peeps, there’s no reason not to get organized.  Check out these great ideas for $1.


1. Cutting Board Storage

How to store cutting boards in a small kitchen at thatswhatchesaid.com
Cheryl from That’s What {Che} Said has a clever way to store bulky cutting boards using zip ties and a wire organizer.  Cheryl came up with this idea to combat limited storage space, but I love how it makes a frequently used item easily accessible.

2. Toothbrush Organizer

This is a great idea for families who share a bathroom.  Heather from The Creative Homemaker shared  how a simple dollar store utensil tray keeps toothbrushes neat and tidy….and no cootie sharing!

3. Crap Baskets

Mama Max from A Mama with Ideas uses these inexpensive baskets to hold her families cr- ……er, treasures that have been abandoned around the house.  Gather all the goodies and put them in the appropriate basket to be taken upstairs and put away on the next trip up.

4. Comforter Bag Storage


Who would have thought these nifty little comforter bags from the dollar store would hold so much stuff?  Charlie from Attempting Aloha did.  She replaced bulky, expensive plastic tubs with comforter bags for a $1 each!  Holy smokes!

5. Plastic Lid Storage

The easiest way to organize tupperware lids - Ask Anna

It happens slowly, but one day you open a cabinet door and suddenly the plastic lids have taken over!  Ask Anna has a simple, yet effective idea on how to tame the plastic lid beast.  Dollar store plastic bins don’t take up much room and will corral all those plastic container lids in one spot.

Do you have a favorite dollar store organization tips?  I’d love to hear what you use to get organized.