As many of you know I love buying organizing products at the dollar store to use around my house to contain my things. I have always said and I’ll say it again…organizing does not have to be expensive AT ALL….not when you have a dollar store nearby as I’m going to show you via a lovely photo walk (maybe next time I’ll bring my video camera!). Now keep in mind that I live in Canada, so for the purposes of this demonstration I took all these pictures at my local Dollarama in the small northern town I live in. I realize you don’t have Dollaramas in the US BUT I watch enough Youtube videos to know that you have some pretty awesome Dollar Trees down your way with very similar products. I do hope you have one near you and I’m terribly sorry if you don’t, please don’t hold it against me. We only got our Dollarama here about two years ago and I am really enjoying it I must say. In addition to organizing products I also love it for filling my college daughter’s care packages each month. Such fun for me but that’s a post for another day.
So settle in for a ridiculously long post, enjoy the photos and my witty commentary (ha!) and think about all the organizing possibilities in your future, whoot! You can thank me later 🙂
So let’s get to it and we’ll start by staring at the shining rainbow of bins…bins upon bins upon bins. Cue the Hallelujah chorus!
So many sizes and colors to choose from. It just keeps going.
They aren’t super fancy but they are functional and if you want to get organized on a budget, this is the place for you!
Want to stack? Use bins with lids..
Happy bins, oh my. So cute! I think these would be adorable for kid’s toys.
Next up are these cube wire organizers that you connect together to create cube storage.
Perfect for toys especially when you add these square fabric bins.
Speaking of fabric bins, these smaller ones are some of my favorites because they are perfect for books. For a $1.25!
And these ones are new but I like what I see!
These fabric storage bags with lids are perfect for underbed storage for out of season clothes.
Now let’s take a look at all the hooks. Hooks and hooks for days. Make sure you are taking advantage of storage space behind your doors using either Command hooks or over the door hooks.
Love that you can now find Command hooks at the dollar store.
And these Command clips are so cute.
In the hardware section you can find divided compartment containers in all the sizes. These are typically used for nails and screws and boring things like that but seriously these come in handy for so much more. Check out this video for ideas.
These wire shelves are a must in kitchen cabinets to double your space. If you do not use these, I highly recommend them! Check out mine HERE.
In the toiletries section you will find these awesome acrylic containers for organizing makeup in your drawers. See mine in action HERE.
Moving into my favorite section, the stationery department!!
File folders galore!
I purchased this pack of 12 file jackets below for organizing my receipts, one for each month.
Chalkboard labels for labeling all your bins and baskets.
These repositionable hooks are pretty sweet too!
As are these repositionable pouches for small notes and paper. You can move them around and they don’t wreck your walls. I do hope these come out in a bigger size to accommodate 8.5×11″ size paper. That would make me so happy!
Finally these new Command caddies are nice for containing different things like pens/pencils/post it note pads but also inside cabinet doors for say things like sponges in your kitchen. They come with the Command strips.
Now that I’ve got you all excited about running out to buy some new organizing containers, first be sure to read this post on 6 Containerizing Rules to Consider Before You Buy!
I hoped you enjoyed this dollar store tour today, check one out one near you today for all your organizing needs!
Have fun friends!! 🙂