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Dollar Tree organization ideas + 19 must-see real-life examples!
So, you’re ready to organize the chaos and disarray in your home. Well, good news! It can be done….on a budget! If you are looking for the best place to get organizing supplies on the cheap, there’s really only one place to go. The Dollar Tree! These Dollar Tree organization tips and ideas will show you exactly why you need to be shopping there.
The Dollar Tree has a huge cult following of shoppers who know how to find great deals – including products that are PERFECT for storage and organization.
Need some inspiration? No problem! Here are some great ideas and hacks, featuring Dollar Tree items, to get you started!
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Expert Tips for Shopping at the Dollar Tree
1. Make a list.
If you have a trouble area that you are focusing on, make a list of what you need. Keeping measurements of the space handy is also helpful – you never know what kind of goodies you’ll find! Reading through this post is a great way to get some ideas together. 😉
2. Have a planned purpose for anything you buy.
A dollar is not a lot of money, but over multiple purchases, it can add up! And if something “just costs a dollar,” chances are you wouldn’t take the time to return it. Prevent waste by buying conservatively.
3. Check the website.
Yes, you can shop online at Dollar Tree! Sometimes you gotta take the thrill of the hunt to the digital space. The perk here is you can order the exact quantity and items you want…while in your jammies.
4. Talk to the manager.
If you are in the store looking for a particular item and find it’s out of stock or unavailable, talk to a manager. They can often place an order at the store for you, even if the item is not available on the website.
5. Think outside the box.
Use your imagination when it comes to Dollar Tree organization! As you’ll see below, there are so many clever ways to repurpose items from every section of the store.
19 Dollar Tree Organization Ideas
Now, let’s get to the good stuff…all the organization eye candy! There is plenty of inspiration ahead, so scroll down and get your fix.
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1. Make an Over-The-Door Pantry Organizer | SimpleMadePretty
Believe it or not, this cute and functional over-the-door rack is made with supplies from the Dollar Tree! If you are a DIY fan at heart but don’t have a ton of tools, this project is for you!
I like how the veggie/fruit baskets are labeled so you can easily see what produce needs to be added to the shopping list. Labels make everything look luxe IMO.
2. Make a Homework Caddy | SimpleMadePretty
After a long day at school, children need some flexibility in where they sit to do homework. Creating a homework supply caddy is a great way to keep all the supplies together. If the weather is nice, they can even take it outside! This would be great for craft supply organization too.
If you are short on bathroom counter space, you can adapt this idea to create a “bathroom caddy” for each child, too. That way, they can easily store it “off counter” when not in use.
Of course, you could always use this Dollar Tree organization staple for a cleaning caddy too. So many options!
3. Garage Toy Storage | I Heart Organizing
Help the kids get outside and play hard by creating an outdoor toy station. The blue and green totes are from the Dollar Tree.
Small hands can easily grab a basket for outdoor play. Plastic is also a “win” in case the basket gets left outside by those same small hands 😉
As you are getting your garage in order, you’ve got to check out this post filled with 17 brilliant garage organization ideas.
4. Drawer Organization | The Summer Umbrella
Why spend $$$ on custom drawer dividers when you can BYO custom ones with various sized trays from the Dollar Tree? Bonus: when you spring clean, these can easily be washed in the sink or dishwasher to get sterilized.
You could also wrap the trays with a drawer liner if you want a more custom look. Guess who sells $1 rolls of drawer liner? Yep, the Dollar Tree!
5. Bathroom Storage Jars | MyInspirationCorner
These adorable see-through containers are from the Dollar Tree. They are functional right off the shelf, but some spray paint and label-making prowess definitely kick it up a notch! Because they are see-through, it is simple to see when supplies need to be refreshed.
6. Canned Good Storage | MyUncommonSlice
You can bring both organization and storage to your pantry with these Dollar Tree organization supplies! Plus, no tools required with this project. The baskets are not connected to the pegboard – they are just sitting on the shelf.
This storage and organization hack can also help prevent waste – if you keep the cans with the closest expiration date showcased towards the front.
7. Produce Storage | Joyfully Treasured
These simple wire baskets from the Dollar Tree can be used to create vertical, farmhouse-style storage. These are perfect for storing fruit (or root vegetables!)
The storage is easy on the eyes, but it is also practical because separating the fruit helps them last longer, and can keep them from bruising easily.
8. DIY Painted Bins & Tag Storage | AEHomeStyleLife
Did you just take a second look because you couldn’t believe your eyes? Yep, me, too. These baskets are a Dollar Tree organization staple. With just a little bit of magic (spray paint!) you can transform a basic bin into a fancy one with a nice, antique sheen.
9. Bath Toy Storage | HelloCentralAvenue
Both the mesh bag (3/$1) and suction cups (12/$1) are from The Dollar Tree! The mesh bag keeps toys corralled neatly, and hanging the bag allows water to drip, drip, drip away.
10. Pantry Organization | BitsOfBriBlog
This monochromatic pantry has me wanting to plan a trip to Dollar Tree ASAP! I like how choosing one color makes it easy to keep everything looking put together.
That way, if you’re at another shop and see an amazing (white) basket on sale – you know just the place for it!
11. Pan Lid Storage | AllMomDoes
Six wayward lids laying nicely (try saying that three times fast!). The cost of this whole set up? A whopping $4!
I love the creativity behind using self-adhesive hooks and three napkin holders to store pan lids. Who knew Dollar Tree organization could be so versatile?
12. Makeup Brush Holder | FibreAndFabrics
Not sure where to start when organizing your cosmetics? This $2 Dollar Tree hack is easy on the eyes, and great for organizing and storing your vertical cosmetics. A see-through candle holder ($1), filled with black sand ($1), keeps your go-to products and tools tidy for easy access.
Bonus: as you rifle through your cosmetics to choose which ones to store in their new home, use the rifling as an opportunity to purge! Throw out old products or products that you don’t anticipate using again.
13. Scarf Organization | FTFofFMPC
Yup, those are shower rings, bought at the Dollar Tree! This clever hack transforms any hanger into a scarf organizer!
14. Cutting Board Storage | ThatsWhatCheSaid
Who doesn’t have an overabundance of “dead” vertical space in their base cabinets?? This clever organizing tip featuring $2 worth of product is from Dollar Tree, of course!
The wire basket ($1) was designed to hold aluminum foil boxes. The brilliant use of zip ties (12/$1) from the Dollar Tree creates a perpendicular barrier, preventing those flat cutting boards from just sliding out. Smart! I might want to try this idea in several of my cabinet bases.
15. Tiny Toy Storage | TidBits
Does an aspiring collector live in your home? If so, you’re no stranger to storage and organization hacks! Using all white trays from the Dollar Tree is an aesthetic and practical way to keep things tidy and separate.
16. Jewelry Organizer | Creeklinehouse
Use a simple ice cube tray from the Dollar Tree to store your earrings and rings! With ideas like this, no wonder the Dollar Tree is my storage and organizing go-to spot! I like the white background, but you could always add a coat of spray paint if you wanted to create a different vibe.
17. Pool Noodle Boots | The Kingston Home
With some $1 pool noodles from the Dollar Tree and just a wee bit of measuring and cutting, you can perk up your winter boots! I’ve tried the tip of using empty wine bottles inside boots – it works, but it can be painful if the boot falls!
I store my boots up high, so having something inside them that is unbreakable is important to me. Plus, I don’t want any teetotalers to judge my boots!
18. Dresser Organization | HeyTrina
Using clear boxes from the dollar store can bring some shape to your dresser drawers. For bonus points, labeling the dresser creates a sustainable way to keep up the good (organization) work. 😉
As your children get older, they can be assigned some laundry tasks. Creating a simple-to-use system (featuring Dollar Tree products) is a great way to help everyone stay sane.
19. Medicine Cabinet Organization | Ask Anna Moseley
If things aren’t organized and easy to find, you’re likely to waste money buying duplicates of products that you already have!
Plus, when you are feeling under the weather, you don’t have the energy to rifle through cabinet chaos to find the right medicine or product. Keeping products tidy using these great finds from the Dollar Tree will save you time (and money!). Seems like a win-win to me!
So, there you have it! Are you ready to wave those ($1!) bills yet? 🙂
Oh, and if you LOVE all things dollar-store or Dollar Tree, then you’ll want to make sure to check out these other awesome DIY, home decorating and craft ideas made with dollar tree finds!
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