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[VIDEO]: Cheap Storage Ideas - Dollar Store Haul

Getting organized doesn’t have to be expensive! Instead, you can find organizational solutions with any budget. In this video I show you all of the cheap storage ideas I found while shopping on my Dollar Store Haul!! Hope you enjoy the video!

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Hi, everyone. It’s Alejandra from Alejandra.TV. And in this video, I’m going to show you everything I found at Dollar Tree that I’m so excited about because I went to a brand new Dollar Tree and – well, it’s six months old but they had a lot of stuff that normal Dollar Tree’s didn’t have.

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Getting Organized Doesn’t Have to be Expensive!

So now, let me show you everything I found. First, I just want to say that if you’re looking to get organized for the first time or to get more organized than you are now, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Inexpensive Kitchen Organizing Products

The first thing I found was this double shelf just like this, and these go underneath the cabinet in the bathroom, in the kitchen and you just put them there and then you can put a bin underneath and then on top and then you just totally maximized your space. And what you do with these, what I always do is I putty them down so they don’t move when they’re underneath your cabinet. And if you buy two, you can put them like this and make a deeper double shelf organizer. Or you can put them side by side if you have shallow organizers. So a lot of creative uses for these things. All right. And so, those are a dollar. Awesome find.

Budget Friendly Wire Organizers

Budget Friendly Wire Organizers

Next thing I found was these wire drawer organizers. So with wire organizers, you’re kind of limited to what you can store inside like obviously you can’t do like thumbtacks or paper clips because they’re going to fall out. But you can do bigger things and you can use these in office, in your desk drawers, or in your kitchen drawers.

Budget Friendly Travel Organizers

So this was a fun find. So these are vitamin organizers and they’re actually, I rubber banded them together for the purpose of this video but they are individual vitamin organizers. And when I saw them I was like, OK yeah, they’re great for vitamins but they’re also great for when you’re traveling to put your earrings or small jewelry or safety pins or like a mini sewing kit or something. And so you get seven to a pack so that’s like seven different organizers. And you can also put them in your purse for like vitamins or medication or something, so many cool uses. And they come in green and blue also, and then I think clear.

Low Cost Drawer Organizers

This was an awesome find. So, a lot of drawer organizers here. But these ones are incredibly sturdy. They’re not ventilated so you can put like paper clips in like the smaller one and thumb tacks and stuff and they’re not going to fall out. But they’re really sturdy and they come in three sizes. So there’s a long size for pens, pencils, and markers. And then there’s a – this is like, I don’t know, I guess this is like the medium size or something. But yeah, for like I don’t know, just like gadgets in your desk. And they have a bigger size for bigger gadgets like a big calculator, post it notes, or something. And then those came in, they came in silver, pink, blue and I think greens, yeah. So a good variety.

Medicine Cabinet Organization

All right, so this next thing I was really excited about. So, one of the things when I’m shopping for organizing products, I always think how can I repurpose this item for a different use. So, a lot of times you see something like for instance, this. This is a butter dish. It said butter dish on the card board packaging. And I was thinking, well, just because it’s a butter dish doesn’t mean you have to use it as a butter dish. And I was like I don’t even need a butter dish. But what can I use this for?

Use a Butter Dish to Organize the Medicine Cabinet

Use a Butter Dish to Organize the Medicine Cabinet

So, I got home and I saw that when you take off the top, this is like a little organizer in itself and I was thinking this is the perfect size for your medicine cabinet. Because a lot of medicine cabinets, they’re really shallow, all the shelves and so, a lot of times when you open the door, if something like if you’re shelves are at an angle then things slide and move and stuff. But if you put this in place and you putty this down to the shelves, you can then put your stuff inside here and then they’re not going to move.

A medicine cabinet organizer for a dollar, how fun? And then you have a little tray so maybe if you want to use this as a top and then just keep this upside down. You could also put jewelry in here. I just thought of that if this was in your drawers and then you just have the top like that. So, all kinds of fun purposes.

All right, next thing and this vitamin organizer just like this so, this is kind of like, kind of a basic organizer. It’s all together. They’re not individualized but if you need a vitamin organizer, this is cool or another jewelry organizer for when you’re traveling.

Cheap Kids Room Organizing Ideas

Low Cost Organizers for Kids

Low Cost Organizers for Kids

Next thing, if you are organizing your kid’s desk of helping them get organized for school, these are fun organizers. They are really cost-effective. They come three to a dollar. So three long ones for a dollar, so it’s 33 cents each. These ones come three to a dollar also, different size. And these ones come two for a dollar. And I think this came in red and I think clear also but I felt like blue, royal blue is really fun especially if you’re organizing kid’s desk or if you’re in college or something and it was just good price.

All right, this next thing is another thing like kind of like the butter dish. So this is a paint organizer so, I guess you just put the paint in here and then you hang this on ladder and you’re good to go. But when I saw them I was like, but what if you had a towel rod like from the bathroom and you took a towel rod and you put it like in a craft room or your kids room or something and then you just like hang these on the towel rod and then you put pens, pencils, markers, or even like toys, I don’t know, little cars or something or in the craft room like pompoms or something, and everything is really accessible.

So you’re just like line them all up in the towel rod and they just hang perfectly and then you just have these open containers where you just grab things. So cool. I love just getting creative and just thinking of different purposes and stuff is fun.

All right. This bin right here. This is so nice. I feel like this is like, you would see this at a different store for like $5 but it was a dollar from Dollar Tree and it comes in strawberry milk pink and this pretty blue. So this is awesome for a baby’s room or a kid’s room or anywhere else in the house. I just said a kid’s room because it’s like, I feel like it’s a baby boy color.

Low Cost Bathroom Organizers

Cheap Bathroom Organizers

Cheap Bathroom Organizers

And then these organizers, these are fun. These are brand new, at least I’ve never seen them before. But they are pretty color chevron organizers and they have lids. Let me show you the pink one because the pink is pretty. So, they have lids like this and they just click in place just like that so lid doesn’t come off and like the click is pretty nice. I always click things. That’s really nice.

But this would be nice for the bottom of your bathroom cabinet for containing all your toiletries like sorting them by category and putting them in all these different colored bins. I think they also have blue and I don’t know why I didn’t get that one. But yeah, green, yellow, and red. So, many fun things. You don’t have to use them in the bathroom, that’s just one idea. You could use them for toys.

So yeah, that’s everything I found. I hope you enjoyed this video. I hope this gives you ideas on how to shop around, think outside the box, get creative and still work within whatever your budget is to get organized.

So if you want more organizing tips you can visit my website Alejandra.TV or you can subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos on getting organized.

Thanks for watching and I’ll see you soon. Bye!

 

    Alejandra Costello
  • About Alejandra

    Over the past 10 years, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 90+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and "The Decluttering Queen" by Good Morning America, Alejandra's expertise has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah.com, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. You can read more about Alejandra here.

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