Do you love Dollar Tree hacks? I was given the challenge of coming up with different ways to upcycle, repurpose, and use dollar store bins and baskets. I’ve taken a few and created some hacks to use in your home.
How can I organize my bathroom with no storage?
Add dollar store baskets to the wall for more bathroom storage
I found these baskets 2 for $2 at Walmart. I used Command Hooks and hung them up on the wall in my bathroom for a little extra storage.
Use dollar store containers to organize bathroom drawers
I used dollar tree baskets to organize my bathroom drawers and check out that tutorial Easy Bathroom Organization, and you’ll see some of my dollar tree organization hacks.
How do you make an easy side table?
I found these wire baskets at Walmart for $2 apiece. You can also create this Dollar Tree hack with their wire trash cans. I flipped one trash can upside down and put E6000 on the bottom.
I placed the other trash can right side up on top of the 1st trashcan so that the 2 bases touched. You have a couple of choices for the last step… you can just rest a pizza pan on the top so that you can still get into the top basket for storage, or you can E6000 the pizza pan to the top for a more secure hold.
I now have a little side table that can be used inside or outside.
How do you make a hanging light fixture?
I found this basket at Walmart on clearance for $2 and since it had a hole in the bottom I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I bought a light socket kit and followed the directions on it to put the light together utilizing the hole in the basket. To make this a dollar store hack you can use their wire trash cans to make this hanging light fixture.
I hung it up and now it’s a light for my work space.
How Can I organize Cheaply?
Put Dollar Tree baskets together and create storage for any room.
Next on my list for my Dollar Tree hacks, I bought these dollar store baskets from Dollar Tree. Start by gluing 3 of the same sized basket together. After hot gluing to initially get them together I did place some E6000 for a more secure hold and let it dry.
The next step in this dollar store hack is to cut strips of pool noodle to go between the baskets and hot glue into place. This will help the baskets stand up straight. For the bottom I cut a section of pool noodle and then cut it in half. I hot glued the flat part of the noodle (so the rounded part would go on the floor) to the what would become the bottom of the storage shelf.
Add some dollar store bins inside your shelf and you have some extra storage where you might need it. Isn’t this a great Dollar Tree hack? It could be used for so many things like this is an example of bathroom storage but you could also use it for toys, bedrooms, craft storage, etc.
What can you do with baskets?
Another dollar store hack is to turn a cheap basket into a beautiful gift basket.
Start by a hot-gluing ribbon around your dollar store basket or bin. I went about halfway up the basket
Use a pillow case or fabric to decorate the inside. I used a pillowcase and turned it inside out. I tucked it into the basket and rolled the top outside to cover the rest of the basket. The extra pillow case fabric I just folded into the bottom nicely.
Fill the dollar store basket or bin up with items you need to store, or fill it with items and give it as a gift.
Where can I buy cheap organization bins?
Using Dollar Tree trash cans, command hooks, and chalkboard stickers I created easy winter gear storage for our hats, mittens, and such. You can find the full tutorial here
Create a Frisbee or Disc Golf Course in your yard with Dollar Tree baskets
Have you ever wanted to create a DIY frisbee golf course or DIY disc golf? With some tomato cages and dollar store laundry baskets, you can easily make a fun homemade Frisbee golf course for your backyard. Check out my Dollar Tree Hacks in this post-Easy Frisbee Golf For Your Backyard
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