If you like the dollar tree and all their organizers like I do then you’ve probably seen them. You know, those small, plastic dollar tree organizers that come in different colors and sizes. The ones that seem to always sell out before your very eyes!
At least that’s the case in my dollar tree.
When I’m able to find them, I always grab a few to have on hand. They are perfect for staying organized!
So I figured why not share how I put these containers to work and hopefully give you some ideas as to how you can use them in your home too.
Here we go…
8 Places I use Dollar Tree Organizers to Stay Organized!
1. Kitchen Junk Drawer
We all have one of these, the junk drawer.
Everything that doesn’t have a home seems to end up here. But, just because there’s a ton of mismatched, odd items in here doesn’t mean it can’t be organized.
I use two of the small dollar tree organizers in here to organize items like small note pads, tape, lighters, and crazy glue.
There’s also a couple of other boxes in there that I recycled from my old checkbooks (wow, I can’t remember the last time I used a personal check, those boxes must be really old!!) anyway, I tend to re-use boxes of all types around the house to organize.
2. In the Freezer for Breast Milk
I managed to pump a good amount of breast milk back when I was breastfeeding.
To save the milk, I would first pour it into Lansinoh breastmilk storage bags, then lay the bags flat in the freezer to freeze. After the milk would freeze I would place the storage bags in one of the larger dollar tree containers.
I actually had a ton of milk when I first started pumping but little by little we’ve used it up so now this works perfectly for storing what is left in the freezer.
3. Kitchen Drawer for Baby Items
In this drawer I use two small containers to organize my daughter’s spoons, bottle tops, extra scoops for her formula, small brush for cleaning the bottle pieces (I use Dr. Brown bottles, such a pain to clean!) and a few bottle sealing discs.
4. My Nightstand
My nightstand drawer has a couple of the small containers and one large container.
The small containers have a mirror, nail file, hand lotion and a bunch of leftover nipple creams that I have no idea what to do with other than maybe use it as a lip balm.
The larger container mainly has an old iPhone, post-it notes, a pen, and a few extra misc items.
5. Top of My Nightstand
I keep most of my daughter’s products on top of my nightstand.
If you read my post on “how I organize my baby’s clothes” then you know that we do not have a nursery room. We’re in a one bedroom apartment, so her crib, clothes, and everyday products are in our bedroom.
The only dollar tree container on the nightstand is the small long narrow basket behind the wipes warmer. There I keep her hairbrush, nail scissors, nail file, q tips and alcohol wipes for when the changing pad needs some disinfecting.
6. My Sunglasses
I keep two of the long narrow containers on my dresser to hold my sunglasses.
Most of my sunglasses are not expensive so I don’t mind keeping them like this, and what’s nice is that I can fit my Ray-Bans (my better quality shades) with their case in here too.
Now truth be told…
I placed the sunglasses in the containers very neatly for this picture but on most days I’m usually just tossing them in, so it doesn’t always look this neat but it’s nice to have a place to put them at when I’m back home.
7. Under My Vanity
This one is pretty simple…
I keep a few rollers and heat protectant spray in one of the larger containers under a small vanity I have in our room.
I can probably make better use of this entire area but haven’t had much time to play with since becoming a mom so it will be staying like this for now. Eventually though I’m sure I will be changing things around and make it work better for me.
8. My Daughters Drawers
In my previous post “how I organize my baby’s clothes,” I also showed you how I organize her hats with these containers. In that same area (but separate drawer), I have one of the larger containers to organize her small washcloths.
We’ve had it like this pretty much since she was born and it’s been great for keeping all those tiny washcloths together.
Well, there you have it!
Eight places I’ve been using dollar tree containers for some time now that have really helped me stay organized.
Whether you keep these organizers exposed on a nightstand or hidden in drawers it always helps to have a place to toss all those small items we have laying around the house.
I hope you enjoyed this and found a few ways you can put dollar tree organizers to use in your home today too!
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