Is your house getting a little… out of control? You open your cupboard under the sink just to have all the cleaning sprays come tumbling down? You just can’t ever seem to find a hair elastic when you need one? Or maybe you have to open every drawer in your bathroom only to find that one special nail polish you wanted to wear?
If you’ve been thinking about organizing your life again but just can’t seem to convince yourself to break your budget, here’s the solution for you! These organization ideas can all be done using simple items from the dollar store!
1. Cutting Board Storage
As simple as drilling a wire basket from the dollar store onto your cupboard/pantry door. This stops the cutting boards from leaning and sliding all over the place! Keep them organized with this simple trick.
2. Mason Jar Cutlery Holder
Organize your kitchen with this fun and colorful idea! You can get pre-painted mason jars in a lot of dollar stores, but if not, you can buy paint there! Pick out your favorite colors and add some pop to your kitchen!
3. Bathroom Basket Drawers
Keep your bathroom drawers more organized with this cheap and easy organization hack! Just use different sized plastic (or metal) baskets and make your morning makeup routine a little more straightforward.
4. Under the Sink Shoe Storage
Organize various sponges, cloths, spray bottles, scrubby things, and all that other stuff that’s just thrown under your kitchen sink. It’s as simple as a shoe organizer on the cupboard door!
5. Under the Sink Organization
Locker shelves and plastic baskets make organizing under the sink a whole lot easier! Using locker shelves doubles your space by taking advantage of the verticle space.
6. Solution for Plastic Wrap
Grab some simple hooks from the dollar store and add them to your pantry door for easier access to your plastic wrap. It’s the little things like these that make life a whole lot easier.
7. Dollar Store Spice Cups
Here’s a tip to keep your spices from going all over the place in your drawers and getting confused which is which. Matching spice containers with handmade labels!
8. Basket Shelves
Use simple woven baskets turned on their side as a shelving solution. Perfect for storing your towels in your bathroom.
9. Trash Bags on a Roll
Putting your trash bags onto an easy-to-use roll will save you a lot of space! You can make it by using curtain dowels from the dollar store and some cheap hooks.
10. Mason Jar Organizer
You can find mason jars at most dollar stores as well as hose clamps. It looks beautiful all put together on an old rustic piece of barn wood.
11. Store Cupcake Liners
Another dollar store mason jar hack. Keep your cupcake liners from going all over the place by keeping them organized in a cute little jar!
12. Tidy Tights
Tidy up your hundreds of tights with nothing more than clothespins! Add these to your closet door or your wardrobe wall and have easy access to view all the many colors!
13. Broom Hanger
Hang up your brooms, mops, and dusters with a wire hanger from the dollar store! This will make getting your broom out easy in times of need!
14. Winter Storage Solution
Here’s a fun DIY project! Grab some plastic (or metal) bins from the dollar store and spray paint them to your preferred color. After that, it’s merely adding a label to organize exactly what goes where.
15. DIY Nail Polish Display Stand
Believe it or not, this display stand was used using materials from the dollar store! A simple black foam board and a picture frame of your choice are the primary supplies for this DIY project.
16. DIY Jewellery Tower
A shabby-chic DIY project using dollar store items. Spray painted bowls, and cheap candlesticks make up this super awesome jewelry tower!
17. Hardware Handle Holders
Repurpose hardware handles to create more hanging space in your closet, cupboards, or bathroom. You should be able to find these pretty cheap and then it’s only a matter of figuring out where you want to put them!
18. Utensil Organizer
Hang a wire mesh utensil holder to recreate this excellent storage space idea. Great for holding your keys and accessories or could also work in your bathroom to keep your hairbrushes and makeup!
19. Nail Polish Storage
Grab one of these candy jars from the dollar store for the perfect place to keep your colored nail polish! They look like little jelly beans!
20. Paper Towel Ribbon Holder
A paper towel stand makes the perfect ribbon holder! It looks so darling and will add a little more organization to your life.
21. Pan Lid Organizer
Pan lids are always troublesome when it comes to staying organized! That’s why I love this idea using nothing more than plastic hooks bought at the dollar store.
22. Silverware Tray Jewellery Holder
How much fun is this little jewelry holder? Spray paint three separate silverware trays with your favorite colors, customize by adding patterned backgrounds, and hang as you please!
23. Hanging Baskets
I love the look of these hanging baskets using nothing more than cheap woven baskets and twine! They will create that extra space that is always needed in the bathroom.
24. DIY Rope Basket
This fantastic storage basket was made out of one of those plastic laundry baskets from the dollar store. With some rope, glue, and a crafty attitude, you too can make one of these lovely baskets!
25. Magnetic Strip
Add a magnetic strip to your bathroom to keep all your little tweezers, files, and nail clippers from getting lost. A great place to put it is on the inside of a cupboard door.
26. Spray Bottle Hanger
Use a tension rod to hang your many spray bottles. You can find tension rods at the dollar store, and they can be great for organizing! Use small ones to separate cooking pans or larger ones as shown in this image.
27. Measuring Spoon Hooks
Grab a few stick-on hooks and use them to organize your measuring spoons! This is such a great idea to stop your measuring spoons getting lost in random kitchen drawers.
28. Pantry Makeover
Give your pantry a much-needed makeover using nothing but dollar store bins and baskets! Main advice? Label, label, label!
29. Over the Door Makeup Organizer
If you have as much makeup as demonstrated in this photo, you might just need a technique to organize it all… It could be something as simple as a hanging shoe organizer.
30. Hair Elastic Organizer
If you’re like me, you may have hair elastics all over the house but not one to be found the moment you need one. Keep your hundreds of hair elastics all in one place by using a binder ring!
31. Glitter Shakers
Now, this is what your craft room has been missing all along! Tidy up your glitter mess by storing them in dollar store sugar shakers. A great idea for both storage and application.
32. Laundry Bins
Keep your laundry room on track by recreating these super cute laundry baskets! Have fun labeling them with your craft supplies (or cheap craft supplies purchased at the dollar store) and start sorting!
33. Cable Control
Cables can be one of the harder things to control. They are awkward and small and are easily lost… But, not anymore! With this hack, you can not only know where they are but what they are!
34. Tea Towel Holder
A DIY project using cheap napkin holders to hold other items that might need some organizing. Add some pretty patterned paper to the otherwise boring napkin holder to give it some style.
35. Vintage Locker Bins
I love this DIY project that uses cheap dollar bins and transforms them into these unique and vintage-looking “locker” bins. So cool!
36. Closet Makeover
A perfect example of how you can use simple and cheap items to make your house a lot tidier. Closets can be pretty chaotic with lots of bits and bobs, but with a few baskets and some proper labels, you can make it clean and friendly!
37. Dollar Store Fridge Makeover
The refrigerator is another typically messy place in the house. Stop things from getting lost in those far back corners by placing items in bins! Condiments in one container, dairy in another, and special treats in another!
38. Chest Freezer Organization
An extremely useful hack! Chest freezers tend to be incredibly messy and unorganized. I have no idea what’s at the bottom of mine… So grab some dollar store baskets and start organizing!
So there you have it! There are a lot of ways to get organized without breaking your budget. You would be surprised at all the useful knick-knacks you can find in a dollar store. With a bit of creativity (and some inspiration from this post) you too will have a tidy, organized, clean, and definitely cute home!