Dollar Store Storage Hacks

Published January 14, 2018

There’s something about January that makes us want to reorganize our closets, pantries and cupboards.

Maybe it’s because we have put away our holiday decorations only to find our closets in complete disarray.

Ice cube trays
Have you ever thought of using ice cube trays for storing your jewelry?

The small containers are wonderful for separating your rings and earrings and small bracelets. Simply insert them into your drawer to keep your jewelry tangle-free. These trays are also great for storing sewing notions and workshop items such as nails and screws.
Plastic bins
You can never have enough plastic bins for storage in your home.

The large, clear ones are wonderful for storing away items in deep storage. You will find all sizes and shapes of these plastic storage containers in your local dollar store.

Use them for storing shoes, towels, cleaning supplies and other household items.

I have also seen them used in fridge drawers to separate fruit and vegetables. Use the medium size ones for storing your dog and cat food as well as ribbons and wrapping papers.

They are fantastic for placing under your cupboards to keep your Tupperware and Rubbermaid items organized.
Tension rods
These are fantastic for placing over top of your cleaning bins under your sink.

Simply hang your spray cleaning bottles from the tension rod with enough space to allow room under your sink for your other cleaning supplies.
Glass containers
Dollar stores are full of glass containers with lids in all shapes and sizes.

These containers are wonderful for storing items in your pantry such as rice, pasta, beans and seeds.

Add an adhesive chalk label and you are set to go. They are also great for bathroom items such as small hand soaps and cotton balls.

Use them to store your nuts and seeds and other snack items.
Glass votives
Small, clear glass votives are perfect for storing your makeup items. Cotton swabs, makeup brushes, eyeliner pencils can all be stored in these glass votives.

When you need to clean them you can simply place them into the dishwasher.
Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign.