Dollar Store Hacks

Keep calm and spend wisely! These clever ideas will help take your spaces to the next level.

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Tin Cans = Stylish Cutlery Storage

Even simple food cans can work great for storage and organizing. These tin cans were decorated and used for utensil storage in the kitchen. Cans could also work in a garage for storage or in an art studio for paintbrushes.

Luggage Tags = Customized Napkin Rings

Give your napkin rings dual purpose as place holders. Pick up luggage tags from the dollar store; then slide a piece of card stock cut to size inside after scribing each guest’s name.

Cereal Boxes = DIY Letter Trays

Keep important papers at arm's length with a reimagined cereal box. Neatly trim the top flaps off the box, then wrap the box in a pretty paper. They’re perfect for stacking, too!

Candy Jar = Gorgeous Planter

Candy jars come in all shapes and sizes, so you can make any style planter. Choose urn-shaped jars for a formal look.

Magazine Organizers = Information Station

If your family has trouble wrangling homework and other important papers, then this easy project may be just what you need. Spruce up an old shelf or board with a fresh coat of paint, then spray a few magazine organizers to match. Secure the board atop the organizers using screws or a heavy-duty adhesive. Try color-coding files to keep things super organized.

Plastic Bins = Organized Pantry

Metallic spray paint gives dollar store bins a more expensive look. Once the bins are dry, add labels for a perfectly organized pantry.

Tiny Jars = Contain Tiny Supplies

Salsa jars are perfect for storing everything from spare change to small toys.

Revolving Spice Rack = Office Supply Organizer

The whole family will appreciate a repurposed rotating spice rack. Everyone can easily find small items usually stuffed into junk drawers like thumbtacks, paperclips, rubber bands and batteries.

Simple Hooks = Smart Kitchen Storage

Hooks are one of the most versatile items in your organization toolkit. You can find a variety of hooks at the dollar store — choose the ones that work best for your current needs.

Shower Caddy = Kids' Meal Caddy

A plastic caddy is the perfect solution for kids who turn car meals into messes. In fact, you might even want to purchase one for each member of your family.

Construction Paper = Chic Labels for All the Things

Whether you're using baskets or bins to store things in your pantry, linen closet or kid's room, labeling them will help keep things organized. Dollar stores often have packs of labels you can attach to your baskets with string. You can even use pads of construction paper to make your own.

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