home organization tips from the dollar store

6 Home Organization Tips from the Dollar Store

Organizing your home looks so fun and easy on TV. There are so many helpful organization tools they use. They get you all excited about becoming organized and so you head out to grab those tools and get started. 

Then, full stop, you see that purchasing all those “great organization tools” can be really expensive. So, you can either revamp your plans by buying one or two and do less than you had planned, or you can just blow the whole thing off and feel defeated.

But, the good news is that there are plenty of storage and home organization solutions you can find at your local dollar store for a fraction of the cost of those advertised in those shows. So, if you’re living in a disorganized space and want to get organized, this is for you.

These home organization tips from the dollar store are sure to get you excited:

Small Jars

It can get really frustrating when you’re cooking and you can’t find the exact spice that you need, right? One way to solve this problem is to use small jars from the dollar store.

You’re actually knocking out two birds with one stone: neatness and uniformity. You can achieve this by putting all your spices in the same type of container and label them. They will look very neat and orderly once you’ve done it.

Home Organization tips from the dollar store

Storage Bins

The kitchen pantry can be quite tricky to organize but storage bins from the dollar store can go a long way in helping organize this space.

For example, you can put all your candles in one bin and label it. Same goes with your napkins, utensils, cups, and plates for parties or picnics.

Investing in transparent bins can be really helpful because you can instantly see what’s stored inside. But for a less cluttered look, opaque bins that are labeled might be the way to go.

Label Items In Your Fridge

Labels are actually one of the best organization tools. Because let’s face it, we’ve all found a science experiment growing in a container in the back of the fridge that could have been avoided with this tip.

All you have to do is write the date the food was put in the fridge. This is really helpful because when you’re searching through the fridge for anything you can see the dates and know when to throw things out.

An added plus is the kids don’t have to dig through the fridge for half an hour looking for something to eat, because it’s all labeled and they can see What they have to choose from.

To do this, simply use some masking tape or sticky labels that you have purchased from the dollar store.


You can find the most clutter in many homes in the garage. That’s why it’s important to have your garage organized. One way to do that is by using hooks in your garage.

Most all of the items in your garage can all be hung by a hook on the wall or ceiling. Just be sure to buy hooks of different sizes. Doing this will leave plenty of space for your car and you’ll never have to worry about running over anything. Yay!

Drawer Compartments

Drawers can also be really messy because they usually serve as a graveyard for small items. This can make it a pain to find anything in your drawers when you’re in a hurry.

In order to fix that, all you need are those plastic drawer containers to organize all the items. They come in a great variety of sizes too.

Hanging Shoe Racks

Purchasing these hanging shoe racks at the dollar store is another great tool for organizing. They can hang on the inside of any door to save space and help organize your stuff.

Use them in the pantry to organize spices, foil, wax paper, baggies, and so much more. 

Use them in the bathroom to add extras for when something runs out.  You can add soaps, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. anything you might need to replace.

Use them in your closet to stash necklaces and bracelets, undergarments, socks, and of course, shoes. These hanging compartments can come in handy almost anywhere in your home.

Organizing your home doesn’t have to be expensive, it can be fun and you’ll feel less crowded and quite accomplished when you’re done. Plus, all of these can be purchased at the dollar store for next to nothing, saving you money – always a good thing!

Do you have other brilliant home organization tips using items from the dollar store? Please tell us in the comments below, we’d love to hear about it.

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