Organize Your Whole House with One Trip to the Dollar Store

100 Dollar Store Organization Ideas

There are any number of excuses I can make for why I haven’t taken the time to organize our house:  not enough time to do it all, don’t know where to start, organizational supplies are too expensive, etc.  It’s easy to get discouraged and quit before I am even started.  But the truth is, the supplies to get an entire house in order don’t have to cost a small fortune.  Most of them can be found right at the local dollar store.
To prove this to myself, and to you, I took a trip to my local Dollar Tree.  ONE trip, no going back for forgotten items or things they didn’t have in stock.  I brought along my iPod and took photos of all the supplies they carry that can be used to get a house in order.
Dollar Store Organization Supplies
The uses for some of the supplies are obvious; you use the drawer organizers to organize drawers and the laundry bags to hold dirty (or clean) laundry.  But you can use items found at the Dollar Store for many organizational purposes.  How many, you ask?  Well, how about one hundred?
I have compiled 100 ways you can organize your whole house using items from the dollar store.  One trip, 100 solutions.  Let’s do this!

Dollar Store Bin


1.  Keep Each Family Member’s Toiletries Organized
2.  Easy Ribbon Dispenser
3.  Simple Freezer Organization
4.  Pretty Storage Bins
5.  Organized Cleaning Supplies
6.  Organized Kids’ Art Closet
7.  Plastic Bin Bookshelf
8.  Thread Organization
9.  Under-Sink Drying Rack
10. Hide Your Power Strips
11. Extra Closet Shelves
12. Laundry Room Organization
13. Bins Turned Storage Shelves

Dollar Store Plastic Bucket


14.  Under the Sink Organization
15.  Laundry Room Organization with printables
16.  Organize Your Whole Bathroom
17.  Labeled Closet Storage
18.  In-Shower Storage

Dollar Store Basket

19.  Hanging Baskets as Bathroom Shelves
20.  Hanging Baskets
21.  Pretty Pantry Organization

Dollar Store 3 Ring Binders


22.  Cooking Magazine Binder
23.  Home Command Center Binders with printables
24.  Organization Binder with printables
25.  Make-Up and Jewelry Organization

Dollar Store Cardboard Box


26.  Shelf Drawers Made from Cardboard Boxes
27.  Cardboard Boxes (Donate, Deliver, Library, and Gifts)

Dollar Store Clothespin


28.  Kids Artwork Organization
29.  Scrap Ribbon Storage
30.  Tidy Bakers Twine Storage
31.  Keep Tights Organized
32.  Daily Menu Board
33.  Organizational Wall Grids
34.  Weekly Calendar

Dollar Store Collapsible Bin


35.  Whimsical Diaper Storage
36.  Hidden Kitchen Storage

Dollar Store Suit Storage Bag


37.  Gift Wrap Storage
38.  Moving Day Organization
39.  Off-Season Clothing Storage

Dollar Store Sweater Storage Bag


40.  Outgrown, Kids Clothes Storage
41.  Off-Season Clothes Storage

Dollar Store Door Storage Hanger


42.  Gift Wrap Organization
43.  Car Organization 1
44.  Car Organization 2
45.  Organized Winter Gear
46.  Organized Video Games, Handheld Systems, and Chargers
47.  Medicine Cabinet Organization
48.  Nail Polish Storage

Dollar Store Large Storage Bag


49.  Store Operational Manuals
50.  Organize Future Craft Projects
51.  Categorize Your Cookie Cutters
52.  Organize Your Scrapbook Supplies
53.  Puzzle Storage Ideas

Dollar Store Mesh Laundry Bag

54.  Puzzle Organization
55.  Bath Toy Storage
56.  Toy Organization
57. Extra Closet Storage

Dollar Store Pop Up Hampers

58.  Simple Toy Storage
59.  Yarn Organization
60.  Beach Toy Storage

Dollar Store Desk Organizer


61.  Organized Make-up Drawer
62.  Small Item Storage

Dollar Store Expandable Hanging Racks


63.  Jewelry Organizer

Dollar Store File Organizer


64.  Coupon Organization
65.  School Paperwork Storage

Dollar Store Ice Cube Tray


66.  Organize Your Tool Box
67.  Separate Your Jewelry
68.  Organize Office Supplies

Dollar Store Mason Jar


69.  Bulk Spice Storage
70.  Bathroom Organizer
71.  Organize Your Craft Supplies
72.  Under-Shelf Storage
73.  Pretty Mod Podged Jars

Dollar Store Mini Container


74.  Desk Drawer Organization
75.  Craft Organization
76.  Stop Losing Board Game Dice
77.  Spare Change Organizers

Dollar Store Mini Trash Cans


78.  Recycling Organization
79.  Rag Dispenser

Dollar Store Self Adhesive Hook


80.  Measuring Cup and Spoon Organization
81.  Key and Sunglasses Storage

Dollar Store Shower Caddies

82.  Gift Wrap Organizer

Dollar Store Shower Curtain Ring


83.  Scarf Organization
84.  Corral Hair Ties
85.  Hanging Purse Storage

Dollar Store Silverware Organizers


86.  Toothbrush Organization
87.  Jewelry Organizers

Dollar Store Spice Jar


88.  Organized Spice Cupboard
89.  Pantry Organization with printable template

Dollar Store Sugar Container


90.  Baker’s Twine Dispenser

Dollar Store Small Crafts Storage


91.  Hair Accessory Storage
92.  Battery Organization
93.  Organize Small Electronic Accessories

Dollar Store Cup


94.  Electronics and Cord Organization
95.  Christmas Ornament Storage
96.  Craft Paint Organization

Dollar Store Large Pill Organizers


97.  Button Storage
98.  Small Craft Supply Storage
99.  Portable Spice Kit
100.  Bobbin Storage

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Keep Each Family Member’s Toiletries Organized
Organize Your Whole Bathroom
In-Shower Storage
Hanging Baskets
Hanging Baskets as Bathroom Shelves
Make-Up and Jewelry Organization
Medicine Cabinet Organization
Nail Polish Storage
Organized Make-up Drawer
Jewelry Organizer
Separate Your Jewelry
Bathroom Organizer
Corral Hair Ties
Toothbrush Organization
Jewelry Organizers
Hair Accessory Storage


Simple Freezer Organization
Portable Spice Kit
Cooking Magazine Binder
Organized Cleaning Supplies
Daily Menu Board
Under-Sink Drying Rack
Hidden Kitchen Storage
Under the Sink Organization
Pretty Pantry Organization
Categorize Your Cookie Cutters
Bulk Spice Storage
Measuring Cup and Spoon Organization
Organized Spice Cupboard
Pantry Organization with printable template


Organizational Wall Grids
Home Command Center Binders with printables
Weekly Calendar
Coupon Organization
Organize Office Supplies
Desk Drawer Organization
Battery Organization
Organize Small Electronic Accessories
Electronics and Cord Organization
Pretty Mod Podged Jars
Small Item Storage


Kids Artwork Organization
School Paperwork Storage
Whimsical Diaper Storage
Organized Kids’ Art Closet
Puzzle Organization
Bath Toy Storage
Grab and Go Play Date Bag
Simple Toy Storage
Beach Toy Storage
Stop Losing Board Game Dice
Organized Puzzle Storage
Store Operation Manuals


Hide Your Power Strips
Under-Shelf Storage


Labeled Closet Storage
Shelf Drawers Made from Cardboard Boxes
Extra Closet Shelves
Cardboard Boxes (Donate, Deliver, Library, and Gifts)
Pretty Storage Bins
Keep Tights Organized
Plastic Bin Bookshelf
Organized Winter Gear
Bins Turned Storage Shelves
Scarf Organization
Hanging Purse Storage
Extra Closet Storage
Outgrown, Kids’ Clothes Storage
Off-Season Clothes Storage


Organize Your Scrapbook Supplies
Bobbin Storage
Button Storage
Easy Ribbon Dispenser
Gift Wrap Storage
Thread Organization
Gift Wrap Organization
Craft Paint Organization
Scrap Ribbon Storage
Tidy Bakers Twine Organization
Organize Craft Supplies
Organize Future Craft Projects
Yarn Organization
Organize Your Craft Supplies
Small Craft Organization
Baker’s Twine Dispenser
Gift Wrap Organizer


Laundry Room Organization
Laundry Room Organization with printables


Moving Day Organization
Organized Video Games, Handheld Systems, and Chargers
Off-Season Clothing Storage
Outgrown Kids Clothes Storage
Multiple Storage Ideas
Car Organization 1
Car Organization 2
Organize Your Tool Box
Spare Change Organizers
Recycling Organization
Christmas Ornament Storage
Rag Dispenser
Key and Sunglasses Storage



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      • madincrafts says

        I do have a pretty big DT near me, but mostly it depends on the time of year. January (organization season) and August (back to school season) are especially good for these kinds of supplies.

    • Sarah says

      This seems like a good idea in theory but your post is simply a collection of ideas. Therefore, you are just posting things that won’t actually work. I have the over the door organizer you mention and it is not even close to being big enough to store wrapping paper, shoes, or baby wipes, etc. Not really sure how this post is helpful since you obviously haven’t used these items but just trying to do generic posts. I have several other items on this list and the same issues apply to those sugfestions as well. You have to remember many of tgese itrms are smaller so it doesn’t mean it will work for any project.

      • madincrafts says

        I am sorry that you haven't had success with the ideas in this round up. Some of the posts linked in this post are mine, meaning I came up with the idea, tried them myself and shared them on my blog. Hopefully you can find ideas that work for you elsewhere.

        • says

          Personally I think her comment was a liitle rude. Who cares of her stuff is “smaller”… whatever. Everything on this page is a good idea. Some products may work better than others. I just started a new blog about dollar tree shopping and that’s how I can came across this post from google as I was looking for some articles to link to that had some tips for shopping at dollar stores. I’m going to add a link to this page sooner or later (already added it to my list – just don’t know when it’s going up yet lol). This post reminded me I need some new laundry hampers so I’m gonna add that to my next dollar tree shopping list and see if they have some on my next trip.

        • Lisa says

          I really appreciate your kind response to the comment by Sarah. I have been married over 30 years and have ten kids and I still found a lot of useful tips. Not everything works for everybody every time. You went to a lot of trouble with this great post and I’m sure a lot of people got tons of ideas. Thanks for your hard work and for the help! (And for the good attitude to a rude-ish post)

      • deborah says

        Our Dollar General Store has all of these things in it also and these are super awesome ideas. They have all different sizes of baskets from very small to large so I see no problem in finding the right size of container. They even have plastic drawers. They also have a $1.00 isle of bath, body and household things. For $20.00 a month I can buy what consumables we need in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry room. That’s including trash bags, gallon size baggies, aluminum foil, toilet paper and paper towels.

  1. Lm says

    I also use the collapsible fabric bins to store my flats and flip flops on a closet shelf. I use the smaller ones to separate items in my lingerie and undie drawers.

  2. says

    Alors en fait. On est pas ensemble mais j’aimerais surtout qu’ils le supportent en tant que mon ami, alors l’inviter 脿 d卯ner, 莽a fait un peu louche et je me vois mal lui dire Damien.锘縈ale Job Insecurity

  3. says

    De plus, n’oublions pas qu’ils sont des êtres humains faits de chair, de sang et d’os (ou plus précisement principalement d’hydrogène, oxygène, carbone et azote) comme nous. Ils mangent dans des Tupperware, vont aux toilettes et tombent malades comme tout le monde. Ils ne sont que des gens ordinaires à l’exception qu’ils ont leur trogne sur des paquets de capotes et qu’ils ont pleins de gens qu’ils ne connaissent pas invités à leur mariage. Cela m’a fait réaliser que les différentes versions de Google ont des logos différents, je l’ignorais. Moi qui collectionne les logo Google, j’ai plus de travail que je ne le pensais !

  4. Linda from Arizona says

    I used the pop up hampers to cover my garden plants to protect them from sun and wind and critters.

  5. Laurie Kearnes says

    What an awesome post! You think like I do! I will be pinning this for others to see, and I know I’ll be perusing it for hours to make my plans. Great job – thanks for the inspiration and the ideas.

  6. Scotty says

    You are very creative and I DO buy SOME things from dollar stores. But, please, keep in mind that nearly everything in dollar stores are Made in China products and have cost the USA many, many manufacturing jobs.

  7. says

    I am always complaining how many stuff I have all over my bathroom and how I don’t have money to buy cabinets or something like this. But now I don’t have excuse! I see that with a little money I can organize all the mess in my bathroom. Thanks a lot for sharing so many amazing ideas!

  8. Eileen Gwynn says

    Wow, my mind is just blown!!!! I’ve looked at a ton of organization ideas today, and this is the best by far! Wow!

  9. Sandy says

    You had lots of great ideas in this post. I use pop up hampers when I go camping for toy storage. And I use pill sorters to hold jewelry when I’m traveling, to keep my necklaces from tangling. And file folders are very handy for keeping my scrapbook paper in order (and organized by color, because I’m OCD like that!).

  10. Pattie says

    I really enjoyed reading your ideals. I am just getting ready to redo some areas at home and will be doing some of what I read. Your post could not have come at better time for me. Thank you so much.

  11. Chrissy says

    This is my favorite post today! I’ve never thought to check out the Dollar Store for organization items…you can be sure I’ll be checking it out this week! Plus it just goes to show you don’t have to purchase a lot of over-priced items to organize. Love it! Thank you!

  12. says

    I admit that there are so many useful things int he dollar store. Now I am planning to make a little nook for my daughter in the living room. A little place where she could put her toys while she is in the living room. I should buy a few plastic containers and to declutter the whole room and of course to clean it up, so to be safe for my daughter. Thank you for the interesting ideas!

  13. says

    The dollar store is really underestimated place! I always find amazing things there especially connected with cleaning space, decluttering, organization. Thanks for the interesting ideas!

  14. says

    What a great post! In fact I plan to share this with my some of my clients and on my facebook page. Thank you for sharing and great pics and the time you put in to craft the post is wonderful. Have a great day. I am a new follower.

  15. Jeanette says

    Some very clever ideas. But as far as cost Dollar Tree is not always the cheapest. For example I have a shopko in my area and the canning jars they sell by Anchor Hocking are marked down to 5.99 for the pint size. for a carton of 12. Much less than $1. for one at Dollar Tree. Also for any office supplies and college type storage; wait until they are clearanced and you can get many great things for super cheap. So don’t take it as fact that a dollar store will be the cheapest in cost to go to. Their prices aren’t always that and then the quality is very low and are not as durable and paying say a dollar more somewhere else. Shop around, but of course keep these wonderful tips in mind :)

  16. Rooni Tunes says

    Thank you for identifying so many creative storage ideas! I appreciate all the time you took to take pictures and identify different ways to store a variety of things in all sizes. Excellent food for thought. I’m going to bookmark this page and these ideas to refer back to. And making a list of organizing strategies and containers room-by-room — very handy, too! Thanks again!


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