Inexpensive Organizing Solutions


Inexpensive organizing solutions can seem hard to find if you go to the trendy stores, but I know where you can find some cheaper storage alternatives. This weekend I stopped by the dollar store for fun organizing ideas.  I usually go to the 99 Cent store or Dollar Tree because those are the closest dollar stores for me. The dollar bins at Target are also a great source for inexpensive organization products.



Inexpensive Organizing Solutions

These colorful little buckets are the perfect size to hold mittens, pens, and note cards. At a dollar a piece you can also decorate these with some cute labels and group them together. No one will know your thrifty secret. These are also perfect to hold spare change and keys.


Pencil Boxes

These are not only great for pencils, pens and markers. They are also great containers for nail polish, chalk, thread and craft tape. They are stackable and light weight. You can store jewelry and accesories in these as well.



Mason Jars

I just loved these pretty spring colored mason jars. I thought about painting my own, but they have saved me the time by already being tinted and look how pretty they are!

These are great decoratively for flowers and drinks, but they are also and perfect for storing things like beads, cupcake liners, spare change, nails, pens and snacks.



Napkin  holder

These are not only for napkins. They are perfect for holding note pads, letters and photos. They are also great to hold mail, bills and envelopes.


These cute platters are so nice to pull together items so that they are not scattered around. Placing several containers on platters groups them, allowing for a home for things such as keys, wallets or spare change.


inexpensive organizing solutions include dollar store platters

Oh and these cute moustache mugs make great holders too! You can store pens, markers, scissors and craft supplies in these.



These were just a few great cheap containers to declutter your desk or home office. I have a few more ideas from dollar store items coming up over the next few months, so be sure to follow along. I would love to hear about your dollar store organizing solutions too! What cheap organizing solutions have you found for a dollar?




Some great items that can help you organize from your neighborhood dollar store. Storage containers really can be inexpensive!


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  1. I love the dollar store! We got nice treats, gifts and distractions for our recent plane rides. And I love the colored mason jars and the idea of using pencil boxes for organization.

  2. Love these ideas. Glad I saw your post today as I am heading to my local 99 cent store today after work.

  3. Dollar Tree has become one of those stores I can only go to once in a while; I spend so much there, they have some great deals! Plus stuff like those mason jars would just be calling my name all the time! $$$

  4. Those are some great choices. I’ve used the square red bins in different sizes (also from my local dollar store) to store scrapbooking and craft papers, stickers and embellishments. I noticed each bin is beginning to overflow so I’ll have to come up with another idea or purchase more bins.

    I don’t think I would have ever thought about using the pencil cases for those type of supplies. Cool idea. The only one I can’t do is the napkin holder. It would drive me crazy every time I looked at it. ROFL. A little OCD or something peeking through.

  5. I’m a huge Dollar Tree fan and thankfully one just opened up about a mile from our home. Loved your use for the napkin holder. I never thought of that! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love all of the things they have to help you get organized. I especially like the colorful plastic baskets. I have small ones in my pantry to keep small items in and a few in my bathroom for my hairdryer and brushes.
    In Canada we have a new chain of dollar stores called Dollarama. They are huge and sell stuff from every category you can think of, except fresh foods.

  7. hi thanks for sharing I love dollar tree for crafts as well as organizing and you’ve given me some new ideas have a great day following from wonderful creative hop have a great day

  8. I love this ideas, thank you Raquel.
    Now, I need to go to the Dollar store this weekend =)

  9. Love the colored glass mason jars. Great ideas for putting them to use. And the plastic napkin holders…I could use a few for all the piles on my desk. These are great ideas…thanks for sharing!

  10. I love a good excuse to go to the Dollar Tree! I organized a cabinet with things from there the other day

  11. Great ideas! I saw those colorful mason jars at our 99 cent store and stood there for about 10 minutes trying to think of an excuse to buy them all. 🙂 I love the napkin holder idea for papers. Duh! 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Let’s Get Real!

  12. Great ideas! Thanks so much for linking up with the Let’s Get Real hop. We hope you’ll link up again this week.

  13. I love the dollar store, but I can still end up spending a lot in that little store. There are so many cute things. Visiting from Let’s Get Real Blog Hop.

  14. Stopping by from Wonderful Wednesday 🙂 These are great organizing ideas. I will have to keep organizing in mind the next time I go to the dollar store.

  15. I love mason jars for so many things! These are all great! Also, those mugs…I must have one! Found you on the #homemattersparty. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Here from #HomeMattersPArty.
    I’m a Dollar Tree fanatic too.
    Thanks a lot, now I’m lusting after those purple Mason jars! 😉

  17. I am in love with the dollar stores. It is one of my favorite things to walk through and find things that can be used for something other than it’s original purpose. I also love organizing so your post has given me some great and wonderful ideas. Thanks so much.

  18. Cute ideas! I love the bright pail!


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