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! We found 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!
Dollar Tree Organization Hacks
Magazine File Holder in the Kitchen
Use metal file holders from the dollar store to store onions, garlic and potatoes in your pantry. These are perfect because they allow air circulation. From ‘Life at Home‘. The Dollar Tree carries them as a regular items so they won’t be hard to find! This could work well for gardeners too, to store out of season bulbs!
Dollar Store Ice Cube Tray Organizing
Ice cube trays are perfect little storage units for all those little bits and pieces of things you have floating around. Try them to store sewing or office supplies, like here from ‘Home Made Simple‘. Or use an idea from ‘Yesterday On Tuesday‘ and use ice cube tray for an earring holder… this tucks into a drawer really easily as well. You could also use this idea to hold vitamins and supplements for the week. I find most pill holders aren’t large enough for my supplements, so this is perfect for me. (Huge magnesium and omega 3’s, I’m looking at you!) Just make sure they are kept safe from any children or pets.
Pegboard Organizing Idea
From ‘The 36th Ave‘, use dollar store bins with pegboard storage systems. Easy and cheap! Great for craft room organization, for the shop, or for a homeschool room.
Bathroom Dollar Tree Hack
This candle holder makes cute cotton swab storage, from ‘Craft-o-Maniac‘. It’s short enough that you can retrieve the swabs easily, but deep enough they don’t all fall to the floor every time you pull out one! I use them often enough that I don’t like to have to dig in a drawer for them. (Also good for when you need to do a makeup correction before something dries! Fast to grab!)
Pool Noodle Dollar Store Boot Trees
This wonderful dollar store organization idea is from us! Use pool noodles cut down to create DIY boot trees, to keep them all from being a pile of floppy leather in the closet! Literally takes less than 5 minutes, and you can make as many as you need. Me, being a boot addict, need quite a few more made, stat!
Dollar Tree Hack for Message Boards
Isn’t this DIY magnetic organizer from ‘The Crazy Craft Lady‘ pure genius? But it also looks so cute! Dollar Tree hacks at their best… it’s a cookie sheet!
Tiered Tray DIY
Pie pans and candle sticks will get you this pretty DIY tiered jewelry tray from ‘The Happy Housie‘. Or try another version of a tiered tray from the ‘Liz Marie Blog‘ made from dollar store plates and candlesticks… and a little glue!
Dollar Tree Organization Idea for the Craft Room
Love this craft ribbon organizer from ‘Mini Moz‘! Do this for a gift wrapping station! Both The Dollar Tree and Dollar General will carry these types of plastic storage bins.
Linen Closet Dollar Store Idea
‘The Real Thing with the Coake Family‘ used these file sorters to tame the chaos in the linen closet… This is great if you have kids! You could even assign each child their own organizer. One row for washcloths, one for hand towels, one for bath towels. That way there is not arguing about who used all the clean towels. (And left them on the floor!)
Fridge Organizing Hack
Keep produce corralled in the fridge with clear office or magazine bins. No more apples rolling around the drawers getting bruised! Photo by ‘The Container Store’.
Kitchen Drawer Organizer
Instead of buying an expensive K-Cup carousel, do like ‘Peas and Crayons‘. Use little silverware organizers and turn a drawer into a coffee spot!
Dollar Store Organization Hack for Makeup
Use a dollar store vase and some floral stones to create makeup brush storage thats pretty too. From ‘Ayse Design‘.
Bathroom Organizer DIY
We love this Dollar tree hack for the bathroom. Store your hair dryer and straightening iron in this office file holder. ‘Dream Green DIY‘ shows us how to attach it. It’s also great that it’s metal, in case the appliances are still warm when you put them away.
Pretty DIY Rope Basket
From Jen at ‘I Heart Organizing‘, this DIY rope basket is made from a dollar store laundry basket! Cutest Dollar Tree organization idea yet!
Dollar Tree Organization for Mail
Make wire mail baskets that are farmhouse cute from dollar store metal caddies with this tutorial from ‘A House Full of Sunshine‘. Think of what these dollar store organization ideas could do in a kids room or laundry room too!
Closet Dollar Store Organizing Idea
Organize your scarves (I have more than 20!) with these dollar store shower rings hung on hangers, from ‘Right at Home‘! Note : We’ve had a lot of reader comments on this idea, with a major complaint being that the rings just slide everywhere… Reader solution? Use pipe cleaners wrapped around the hanger between each ring, dabs of hot glue, or a plastic clothespin! Personally, I have so many scarves, they aren’t gonna be sliding anywhere!
Cleaning Closet Organizer
Finally, we love this cleaning closet from ‘The 36th Ave‘! Most dollar stores sell these shoe and sweater organizers that would be perfect for setting up your own organized space like this.
Love these clever dollar store organizing ideas & hacks! If you want more great ideas from the dollar store, try our posts on 50 Home Organization Ideas, Dollar Store DIY or Classy DIY dollar store decor!