12 GENIUS Dollar Store Organization HACKS

Is getting organized on your list of new year's resolutions this year? If you ask me, spending a little time getting organized pays huge dividends. So, today I am sharing some genius dollar store organization hacks that have really worked in my house.

1) Under the sink plastic cups - My boys are notorious for leaving a sink full of toothpaste and a counter covered with toothbrushes and toothpaste. This solution ensures that every toothbrush and tube of toothpaste has a home. (Click here for the link.) Now I just need to figure out a way to solve the problem of the constant toothpaste splatter.

2) Stuffie storage - Who doesn't have too many stuffed animals? We love this solution -- stick them in a bean bag chair. (Click here for more details.)

3) Quick grab basket - A few dollar store baskets by the door will make mornings a little easier for everyone. Everyone gets their own basket, and every pair of mittens has a home. (Click here for more details.)

4) Cupcake wrappers - Dollar store jars make perfect storage containers for cupcake liners... and they look cute too.

5) Puzzle hack - Adding dollar store casters to the back of an old cork board creates a fantastic service for doing puzzles... and you can easily slide it under the couch when you aren't using it. (Click here for details.)

6) Toy bin labels - Labelling bins with pictures allows kids to easily clean up their toys. Use dollar store double-sided mounting tape, and self laminating sheets to create pretty and practical labels. (Click here for details.)

7) Jars for touch up paint - Small jars with labels are perfect for storing a little leftover paint which can be used for quick paint touch ups. (Click here for more details.)

8) Containers for snacks/school lunch staples - Taking snacks out of their original packaging and putting them in plastic containers from the dollar store is an easy organization HACK. This little trick helps save money, makes lunch items quicker to access, and frees up cupboard space. (Click here for more lunchbox HACKS.)

9) Over the door shoe racks - Clear shoe racks hang on the backs of doors, which is a wonderful way to utilize unused space and see a variety of items at a glance. Over the door shoe racks are great for holding craft supplies, hats and mitts, stuffed animals, and pantry supplies, LEGO kits. (Click here for more details.)   

A shoe organizer also makes a wonderfully organized homework station

10) Makeshift mudroom - A few hooks in an unused corner is all you need to create a makeshift mudroom. It's a simple and inexpensive storage solution. (Click here for more details.)

11) Backpack hooks - Hang some hooks on the back of a door, and you won't trip over the kids' backpacks again. It will also make your mornings run a little more smoothly too. (Click here for more details.)

12) Folding secret - This HACK doesn't even require a dollar store purchase. You can save space and get more organized by changing the way you fold your clothes. Kids will be able to find their favorite shirt without digging through (and messing up) their drawer. Clever, right?

These simple dollar store organization HACKS really are genius. They are easy and inexpensive... and they REALLY work. Happy organizing!

Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)


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  2. Don't you just love cheap fixes that are good quality and can last! Storage ideas that you can get from the dollar store is probably at the top of the genius list!

  3. Some great (and cheap) ideas. I need to remember these and hit the dollar store. Thanks for sharing.


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