10 Best Organizing Items to Buy at the Dollar Store!

14 07 2013

Written by: Just Get Organized 


Dollar stores are one of the best places to buy organizing supplies. You can organize your kitchen, your bathroom, your closets, your garage – even your vehicle can get organized with supplies available at most dollar stores.

Most of the organizing products found in dollar stores are actually of decent quality, which makes these stores the first places you should check when you want to get organized.

Not all organizing supplies are created equal, though. Here are 10 of the best organizing products available at dollar stores:

1. Baskets & Bins

Dollar-Store-BinsBaskets & bins are some of the best organizing tools that you can use to get organized, and dollar stores sell them for a few dollars or less. They are available in a wide variety of sizes, colours and designs, so you are sure to find some that fit your style. Don’t think that dollar stores only carry plastic, either. They also have fabric, wicker, and metal bins and baskets.





2. Drawer Organizers

Drawer-OrganizingThere’s not much worse than opening up a drawer and seeing it crammed full with stuff, making it almost impossible to find what you’re looking for. At dollar stores, you can find drawer organizers that will help get all kinds of drawers organized. Organize your cutlery, your small kitchen tools, clothing, toiletries, craft supplies, food and more!





3. Desk Supplies

Organize-Desk-SuppliesYou can find a ton of desk organizing supplies at dollar stores that you will help you to organize your paper piles, pens & pencils, stationary, rubber bands, paperclips, thumbtacks, sticky notes and all of the other desk supplies you have taking over your work space.





4. Jars

Dollar-Store-JarsJars are a fantastic organizing tool, and dollar stores have many of them. Small jars, medium jars, large jars – they have them all. Use them to organize spices, food, craft & scrapbooking supplies, ribbon, small items (nails, screws), markers or crayons. The possibilities are endless!




5. Bukets

Dollar-Store-BucketsDollar store buckets can be used to organize so many things, such as cleaning supplies, toys, toiletries and food. You can also use smaller buckets for organizing craft supplies, small bathroom items (cotton balls, q-tips), and for various small food items in your kitchen (granola bars, k-cups).








6. Hooks

Dollar-Store-HooksWhen it comes to getting organized, one of the best things you can do is get everything off of the floor and off of your surfaces. This is where hooks come in handy, and thankfully, dollar stores have a wide variety of them available.








7. Ice Cube Trays

Organize-Ice-Cube-TrayAlthough they are perfect for making ice cubes, these ice cube trays are handing for more than just forming freezing water into cubes. Use them to organize all of your very small items, such as jewelry, small office supplies (thumbtacks, paperclips), beads, makeup and of course, all of those small items in your junk drawer.




8. Shoe Organizers

Shoe-OrganizerShoe organizers can be used for so much more than just organizing shoes! Stick one in your car to corral kids items and in your pantry for small packages. You can also use them to organize cords, toiletries, craft supplies and so much more!








9. Binders & File Folders

BindersGet your papers organized with binders and file folders, available at almost every dollar store. Most dollar stores even have page dividers for binders, which makes it even easier to organize the papers that you put in your binder. File folders are great for coupons, receipts and other small papers.






10. Mesh Bags

Mesh-BagsThese little bags are extremely inexpensive (usually $1 for a package of 2 or 3 bags) and can be used to organize so many things. I use them in my purse, the diaper bag, and in my laundry room (I put detergent samples in them). They can be used for other organizing tasks, too, such as food, toys (especially bath toys), clothing, makeup and much more!





Organizing stores are expensive, and although they do have some pretty nice stuff, you don’t need to pay their high prices to get organized. A quick trip to your local dollar store will leave you with a ton of good quality organizing supplies!

What is your favourite organizing product to buy at dollar stores?

Thanks for reading!