A few years ago, I found some Dollar Store products and used them to create easy organizing hacks for families.
These organizing hacks have been used in my home, so let’s check in to see how they are holding up!
To create this purse organizer, I found a pot lid organizer in the kitchen section of the Dollar Tree. I had seen this all over Pinterest at the time, so wanted to test it out.
I found that it totally worked for thicker purses. And if I doubled the clutch purses into one divider.
Because this lid organizer was raised, it didn’t last the test. I had to swap it out for something without a raise. I ended up using a bin to store all my clutches and a different bag organizer for my larger purses. The space I have to store these items isn’t that big. So making sure I use every available space is key.
So the lid organizer to store purses totally works, as long as you have the space for it!
For the card games, I used pencil bags I found in the school aisle at our local Dollar Tree.
They were perfect for storing card games. The kids loved them. And they were easy for them to open to get the game out to play.
The problem was, I only got 3 zippered bags. And when I went back, they were out!
I ended up using some photo organizer boxes to store other games. But the zippered bags were perfect for cards! I just wish I got more.
The doll clothing stored in a bag, was absolutely brilliant for preschool kiddos and the doll clothing.
I had a hook in the playroom for the clothes to go when it was time to clean up. And cleaning up was the easiest because we threw things into a bag.
As the doll clothes got smaller, and basically tripled in quantity, we swapped the bag for a bin.
But the bag is still in use today! Just for other things like a tote bag for dance!
When I was searching the Dollar Tree for organizing items, I found these bins in the bin aisle. And I immediately fell in love with them because they were flexible but solid.
I thought it would be a great idea to have the kids put all their clothing in the bins. So when they put away their own laundry, things went faster.
The laundry did go faster. The kids were able to put their clothing into the baskets as quickly as they wanted to.
But the durability of the baskets didn’t last.
This was my most disappointing Dollar Tree purchase. They didn’t last with the wear and tear from the kids.
While they looked cute, the handle broke almost instantly. And the holes on the basket started to break.
Using the baskets for clothing is still strongly recommended. Just not these particular baskets.
Dollar Store Organizing Hacks
So did my easy organizing hacks from the Dollar Store actually last?
I have to say I think the ideas lasted, while not all of the products did.
I still use a purse organizer, but not the one I purchased from the Dollar Store.
The bags for the games is still in use. I just wish I purchased more.
Doll clothing has changed, so our storage options needed to as well. The bag is still going strong, just not as a doll clothes holder.
And the baskets for the kids’ clothing did not last at all. I had to buy new ones that are more durable, since the Dollar Store bins didn’t last.