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Inexpensive Organizing Solutions

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Whether you are a Kon Mari slayer or just a trying to keep my stuff together kind of organizer, the key is to give everything a home and store items together. Smaller items need a cozy home so that they stay put. Storage does not have to be expensive. I have found lots of inexpensive organizing solutions at the dollar store.


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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 Bulls Eye Playground bins at Target are also a great source for inexpensive organization products.

By the way, if you love those bins, know that I share my Target dollar bin finds on Tuesday on Instagram There are tons of great items there!

Inexpensive Organizing Solutions

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 at 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.


Basket Storage

I saw these baskets at Michael’s this week. Sure they are for easter, but you can remove the handles and use them to store paper goods, scarves, school supplies and toys.

dollar baskets

Storage Idea -Napkin  holder

Look beyond the primary purpose of things. These are not only for napkins. They are perfect for holding note pads, letters and photos. They are also great to hold mail, bills, coupons.


Target Dollar Bins

This cute key holder was in the Target dollar bins. A great way to keep track of your keys too!

dollar key holder

Dollar Tree Finds

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 mustache mugs make great holders too! You can store pens, markers, scissors and craft supplies in these. There are so many great mugs out there and you can use them to store pens, paperclips, change and other items.



Dollar store glassware makes great storage too!

Wine Glass Repurposing

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?

For more great household organizing hacks check out below:

Paper Organization Tips – Tips how to store the information that is in paper form.

How to Organize Keepsakes – Tips on what to keep and how to store those keepsakes.

Organizing Rubber Stamps – Great tips on organizing rubber stamps and other small craft supplies.









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Erin @ the-organized-life

Wednesday 27th of May 2015

Cute ideas! I love the bright pail!


Wednesday 27th of May 2015

Thanks Erin!