Dollar Store Organizing Ideas


I think it’s pretty well accepted now that the dollar store is a great place for budget finds…If you know what to do with them. These dollar store organizing ideas are creative, useful, and only a buck! Ideas for every room of your home. Remember, no amount of decor will cut it if you have “stuff” everywhere… So start here before you develop your design plan, and keep your budget in check by using these dollar store organizing ideas! Our feature idea above, is by Instagram boot lover Desiree… use dollar tree pool noodles cut down to create boot trees, to keep them all from being a pile of floppy leather in the closet! I need to do this as soon as pool noodles hit my dollar shop again!

This candle holder makes cute cotton swab storage, from ‘Craft-o-Maniac‘.



Use an ice cube tray for an earring holder… this tucks into a drawer really easily as well… This idea is from ‘Yesterday on Tuesday‘.

Dollar Store Organizing Ideas


Need a little DIY project? Try this DIY gift wrap storage from ‘Country Chic Cottage‘. Angie shows you step by step how to put this together. Perfect idea! Right now my gift wrap is shoved into a corner of my linen closet…(:

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This tiered tray from the ‘Liz Marie Blog‘ is made from dollar store plates and candlesticks… and a little glue!



From Diane on ‘Hometalk‘, these dollar store crates were attached to creat easy shelving for a childs room…



Love this craft ribbon organizer from ‘Mini Moz‘! How about doing this for a gift wrapping station?

Dollar Store Organizing Ideas


From Jen at ‘I Heart Organizing’, this DIY rope basket was made from a dollar store laundry basket!

Dollar Store Organizing Ideas


Use dollar store baskets hung with cup hooks under a cabinet or self to hold cords, dvd’s or other items that need to be kept out of the way. From ‘Martha‘.



Organize your scarves (I have more than 20!) with these dollar store shower rings hung on hangers, from ‘From the Desk‘!



Lastly, make a dry erase calendar with dollar store frames, scrapbooking paper and dry erase markers! This great organizing idea is from Melissa at ‘Crafty City Chick‘.



Image Credits: Instragram, Craft-o-Maniac, Yesterday on Tuesday, Country Chic Cottage, Liz Marie Blog, Hometalk, Mini Moz, I Heart Organizing, Martha, From the Desk, Crafty City Chick



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  1. All of these ideas are great. I especially love the ribbon dispenser! Thanks for sharing.

  2. John S. says:

    The scarf idea can be used for ties also.

  3. Great ideas!! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. brilliant omg the pool noodles to keep your boots upright! Never would have thought of that! I don’t need $54 organizers (which only hold three pairs) now!!!

  5. very cool ideas, thanks

  6. I tried the scarf idea and it doesn’t work. The scarves are heavy enough that the rings all slide to one end of the hanger and then the opposite end pushes up in the air. I also found that the cheap curtain rings put snags in some of my scarves! Boo! The dollar store does carry scarf hangers where there are multiple holes in one large hanger…. Way better idea and use of your money.

    • I agree!

    • Elizabeth says:

      I also prefer to use an actual scarf hanger. However, I DO LOVE the curtain ring idea for all my tank tops! At first I had the same problem with all the rings sliding to one side, but it was easily fixed. Just take a $1 pool noodle & cut it into 1 – 1 1/2 in pieces. Then cut through one side so you can slide it over the hanger in between each ring to keep them separated & they won’t slide around. If you put2 regular plastic hangers together or use one heavy duty one you can put 4-5 tank tops on each ring. Saved a TON of space in my closet!!! :-)

      • Regarding your reply for the tank tops two hangers do you have a picture you could email or post please

        I can tell your an awesome organizer.
        Thanks and God bless!

      • Brilliant idea!

      • Kathi Salazar says:

        I’ve Ben using wooden clothes pins for scarves and it works for most of my chains. I keep my cloth head bands on a carabiner and hang it on the backside of my bathroom door on a picture hook

    • Possible use something to put in between each ring so they stay spread out? Or use that E3000(or whatever it is called) glue to glue them to the hanger with the latch at the top so they can’t spin around and snag the scarves?

    • Cynthia Nickelson says:

      I used a curtain rod from walmart super cheap and put on the back of my bedroom door or closet door. It is sturdy yet I can assess them very easily. The trick with the dollar store shower rings is to make sure they are facing up so that when you slide your scarf off the ring it doesn’t snag. With the curtain rod it is way easier to assess.

    • I did this but dabbed a little hot glue on the hanger and ring. Stays in place.

    • Try the felt/velvet covered hangers. That may work for the sliding problem. As far as the weighted down on one side, you’ll have to remember to begin with the heaviest of the scarves to be put in the middle.

    • Charlise says:

      Try using the hangers with the felt finish on the scarf diy… that way the shower curtain hooks won’t slide as much!

    • Yes totally agree…
      I have alot of scarf and I tried this but didn’t work .I find that tooling them is the best idea woes fine with me :)

  7. All great ideas! I love the dry erase calendar.

    • The dry erase calendar is a great idea. Although, all of our picture frames are being used!!!
      Thank you for sharing your tips!!!

  8. I LOVE the crate idea to put on the wall!! Wonderful idea!

  9. Great ideas!! The good thing about the ice cube tray for earrings is that you can stack a few on top of each other depending on how deep your drawer is!!

    • I put my earrings in a pill sorter. Easy to travel with and if our home is ever broken in to, the stupid’ jerks wouldn’t think to look in a pill box.

  10. I use the scarf idea one for my tanks and chemises of which I have hundreds. I used to roll fold them but that took up 2 drawers now they hang on 2 hangers. Love the crate on the wall idea, going to have to look into that one. I find my dollar tree doesn’t always have things in nice colours. Thanks

  11. great ideas

  12. I love the ribbon dispenser! So smart!

  13. Oh my, no one mentioned the CUTE laundry basket..that is the best one! I see vintage made baskets in my near future, lord willing of course. So many ideas now running through my head..

  14. These are good hacks most of which I have tried before. The trick to the scarf one is you have to glue the shower curtain holders close and I also hot glues three to a hanger to make sure they didn’t go to one side.

  15. Great idea with the pool noodles, I use the paper towel cores now, they work fine but aren’t as big as a noodle… thanks for sharing!

  16. I liked the idea of crates on the wall- at first. But then I thought to myself “what child wants all their toys in crates high up on a wall?? How do they ever play with them?” Except for infants, the solution does not really seem kid-friendly. The toys/books are now mostly kid-themed decor instead of something a child might play with.

    • Christina says:

      You don’t have to place the up high. Start at about three feet for preschoolers. Move up as they grow. Some up higher for fragile items.

    • The crates on a wall idea does not require that they are placed above a window. I have done something similar but I did 3 rows. Its similar to shelves and serves as functional toy storage that my daughter can reach.

  17. Thank for sharing and it is good ideas and I love it and it is save lots of money

  18. i love all these ideas , I’m going to start trying them & also come up with some of my own…mercie😍

  19. I like the hanger idea for my scarf vests but the shower rings would slide, so I bought a package of cheap zip ties and put between each and cut off excess of the zip tie. Works perfect.

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