Clever Dollar Store Hacks Anyone Can Use to Save Money

If you are fond of saving money and trying to maximize each dollar you have, then there’s a perfect store for all your needs. Dollar stores are scattered throughout the world, and they provide a variety of cheap products, ranging from kitchenware and carpentry tools to educational supplies and apparel. Although many bargain-hunters love dollar stores there are still some people who hate them. 

There’s an ongoing stigma that dollar stores offer poor-quality products that won’t even last a month. There might be some truth to the statement, but what if we were to tell you that even celebrities and rich people enjoy shopping at the dollar store sometimes? 

Sit back and relax as we reveal some of the best Dollar-store hacks used by money-saving experts!

Create a Hanging Herb Garden

If you are a fan of growing your own food, there are multiple tricks and hacks that you can find on the internet. A popular one is to use tin cans and wire as a hanging garden. These are both items you can find super cheap at your local dollar store. 

Simply punch two holes in each side of the can. Next, get a wire and insert it through both holes. If you are not familiar with looping wires, get an s-hook and attach it to the wire. Then you can hang it as demonstrated in the picture above. 

The Miracle of Rotating Spice Racks

Seriously, why was this hack never introduced to us earlier? For some strange reason, most of us don't have the urge to explore, and it is backfiring on us. If somebody gives you a spice rack, instinctively, you will most likely use it for spices alone.

However, these small structures can also be used as containers for staples, paper clips, triple AA batteries, thumbtacks, and more. Spice racks are yet another dollar store item resolving your daily problems.

Muffin Trays as Beer Holders

Your beer-loving friends will surely love this idea as it is a clever trick, to say the least. Next time you visit a dollar store, pick up some muffin trays. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the standard one is preferred.

Unlike a tray on which beer glasses may slip around, a muffin tray is the perfect shape for keeping each glass secure. They’re easy to use, easy to clean, and they only cost a dollar.

Unexpected Uses for Coffee Filters

Coffee filters are common in every dollar store. As the name implies, they are created to filter and brew our favorite beans. Apart from that, however, there are a lot of things we can do with coffee filters. 

You can use them as a snack bowl and as a separator for stacking plates. They can be used to catch popsicle drips by simply poking the popsicle stick through the coffee filter. As you see in the picture above, you can also use them to gently blot sweat and oil from your skin.

Multipurpose Shower Caddy

This is the second time a shower caddy has appeared on our list, and we are not even surprised about it. The good thing about using this multipurpose item is that you can revamp it to suit your changing needs. 

You can use shower caddies as flower pot holders, and you can paint them to blend with their surroundings. You will need a nail or screw from which to hang the shower caddy.

Organizing Your Drawers Using Pencil Holders

In every household, there’s that one messy drawer that contains everything. From small kitchen utensils and random nuts and bolts to plastic bags and used batteries, this drawer can be a handful.

However, there’s no need to worry as we are here to share a clever trick to solve that problem without spending a lot of money. Try purchasing a pencil holder next time you’re in a dollar store, and use it as an organizer like the one illustrated in the picture above. Each one genuinely only costs a dollar.

Discovering Your Inner Artist

There’s a misconception right now that due to technology, people are no longer as creative as they were before. There are even studies showing that we depend so much on technology that our skills are not being sharpened.

This activity will surely be enjoyed by families that want to reconnect with their creative roots. Purchased some plain white mugs, plates, and other ceramics from your local dollar store. Add some Sharpies to your cart, and you have everything you need to get those creative juices flowing. 

Adhesive Hooks Solve Cable Dramas

Here’s yet another struggle that most people experience daily. Due to the rise of technology, we are forced to use cables to charge most of our gadgets. While charging is very easy, keeping those cables untangled can be a challenge.

To make your life easier, buy some adhesive hooks and glue them to a board or a wall, using the picture above as a guide. This is another great dollar store hack that can transform your home and sweep away some of your frustrations.

No More Boring Light Switches

If you aren’t a fan of bland interiors and beige decor, then this dollar store hack will brighten your day. Artistic people have an eye for detail and see colorful possibilities in even the blandest of rooms. This is how the trick we’re about to share came to life. 

If you are bored with your switch lights, consider giving them new life with small picture frames. The beauty of this trick is that the frames are cheap, easy to paint, adjustable, and easy to affix to the wall.

Shower Caddies For Your Movie Night Munchies

If there’s one thing we love about watching movies, it is the company of food. What better way to enjoy your favorite movie than by munching on delicious snacks and refreshing soda? Imagine if you could do all this hands-free.

That’s where cheap shower caddies come in handy. It might not be precisely like the containers you use in the cinema, but it serves its purpose well. All you need to do now is head to the dollar store and then organize your next movie night at home. 

Turn Baskets into Bathroom Shelves

You don't have to buy expensive furniture to improve the storage options in your bathroom. Instead, visit the dollar store for a bunch of long, slim wicker baskets. All you need to do is mount them on the wall to create floating racks. Use these narrow baskets to hold washcloths, hand towels, beauty products, and other bathroom essentials.

We’ve tried this dollar store hack, and we love the result. This goes to show that a bathroom makeover can be easy, budget-friendly, and stylish all at the same time. 

Plastic Toys as Bookends

Bookworms, you will surely love this cute trick. Most of the more affordable bookends are bland. As soon as you see an amazing one that really takes your fancy, you can almost guarantee it’ll be painfully expensive. What if we were to tell you that you can create a beautiful alternative for a couple of dollars? 

All you need to do is buy some plastic toys at the dollar store. Pick up some off-cuts of wood from the hardware store, cut them to size, glue them together, and you’re almost there. Paint the toys and the frames in any color you like, and once they’re dry, glue them together as demonstrated in the picture above. That’s all it takes to create these classy bookends. 

Give Life to Your Photo Frames

Got a plain wooden photo frame? Give it a top-of-the-line look with this affordable update. Utilizing a metal leaf glue pen from your local dollar store, apply an embellishing design around the frame and allow the glue to sit for half an hour or until the surface becomes shabby. 

Next, lay silver metal-leaf sheets over the glued parts and gently rub them on with a dry foam brush. When the glue is dry, brush away any extra flakes with a soft, dry paintbrush. Finally, spray it with a metal-leaf sealer to protect your design.

Placemats in the Fridge

When we think of placemats, we automatically associate them with kitchen tables. This is what they were made for, but there are a lot of ways to take advantage of a placemat. Are you tired of pulling your fridge apart to clean up spills and messes?

Well, with the help of placemats, you can kiss those worries goodbye. Also, there’s a variety of placemat designs you can choose from at your local dollar store. So, you’re sure to find a set that will make you smile every time you open the fridge.

Pipe Cleaners to the Rescue

We were also surprised when we saw this, which is why we are sharing it on our list. Who would have thought that those fuzzy pipe cleaners could be lifesavers?

Instead of purchasing expensive hangers to make sure that your clothes do not slide, attach pipe cleaners on both sides of the hanger. This hack works best with tank tops, blouses, and lightweight clothes. Some even claim that it can hold a 3-kilogram varsity jacket in place.

Multipurpose Mason Jars

Mason jars are some of the most repurpose items in the world. Not only are they easy to obtain, but they are also easy to clean and not fragile as many people assume. 

If you don’t have any mason jars but you want to try a brilliant storage hack like the one shown in the picture above, just go to the nearest dollar store and they will provide you with as many mason jars as you need. 

Shoe Organizers are Perfect for Lipstick Collections

Ladies, if you are not impressed with the other ideas we have shared so far, this will definitely get your attention. Nowadays, having a makeshift organizer for your makeup is a must. However, there are still many who use messy drawers to store their makeup.

There’s a dollar store solution for this problem, and it will save you a lot of time and money. Try buying a shoe organizer next time you’re at the dollar store, then use a hanger to hang it on a door or wall.

Tennis Ball Massager

We were not exaggerating when we mentioned that almost everything can be found in a dollar store. For those who are experiencing backaches or muscular problems, you don’t have to purchase expensive massagers to take the pain away.

Next time you visit the dollar store, grab some tennis balls, then put these tennis balls inside an old sock. Tie a knot on both ends, and you have a simple yet effective DIY massager.

Washi Tape Can Beautify Your Doors

Before we proceed with this hack, a lot of you might be wondering why it is called Washi tape. In Japan, Washi tape is simply masking tape. The name Washi tape was derived from the most popular makers of masking tape, which is the Washi brand.

If you are bored with your doors, whether it be the front door, bathroom door, or your bedroom door, you can use Washi tape to create some cool geometric patterns.

Flip It and Reverse It

If spice racks can be used for our school supplies, then it stands to reason that pencil holders can be used as spice racks! You can purchase these in a dollar store, and they are easy to use. The important thing before executing the project is proper planning.

If you want to place them on the side of your refrigerator, then you will need to clean and dry the surface first. It may also be worth using removable adhesive tape to ensure you don’t damage the surface of the fridge. 

Save Space with File Holders

Economical office supplies can become efficient space-savers on your desk. Hit the dollar store for wire magazines or document holders, then mount them on the wall to coordinate your administrative work. Make sure to put a label on each one to guarantee papers and reports are placed in the appropriate spot.

You can use this hack in your workstation at home, especially if you want to keep your office documents secure and out of reach for your curious, playful kids. 

Tin Cans to the Rescue

Mason jars might be the kings of repurposed items, but tin cans are a close second. Unlike mason jars which need time and expertise to decorate, tin cans are straightforward.

You can transform them by using beautiful gift wraps, which will add a chic aesthetic to basic tin cans. Make sure they are wrapped firmly and that there are no wrinkles or tears in the gift wrap. There are even videos and blogs dedicated to this craft!

A Makeshift Headboard for Your Bed

Sleeping is the ultimate form of relaxation. Our bodies are like machines, so resting for several hours a day is a must. However, if you have no headboard, you’re always at risk of banging your head when you get in and out of your bed. 

If your bed doesn’t have a headboard, look no further. Just buy some horizontal bars from which you can hang some pillows as a cushion for your heads.

Repurposing Magazine Holders

Why are companies still producing magazine holders? We are in the age of technology, and reading materials such as newspapers and magazines are outdated thanks to the internet.

However, magazine holders aren’t just for magazine use. If you flip one in the other direction, it can be used as a stylish canned goods container. 

Why Spend Money on a Jewelry Stand?

We must admit, we have wasted a lot of money on things like this. How many of us have purchased jewelry stands that are much more expensive than our jewelry? 

For a jewelry stand, you only need three things, all of which can be purchased at a dollar store. First, find some dishes of different sizes. Second, look for matching candlesticks in different sizes. Lastly, you’ll need glue or adhesive tape. Once you’re home, use this image as your guide in creating the jewelry stand.

Mini Buckets for Entryway Storage

Are you tired of the mess in your entryway? Again, you can put your trust in the versatility of the items at a dollar store. All you have to do is get a bunch of small pails at the dollar store to assist with your entryway storage. 

Assign one for every family member (counting pets) and name them. Hang the pails from hooks on the underside of a rack, so everyone in the house can easily access their things. Easy as pie, right? You’re welcome!

A Cheap Baby Station for Mommies

Here’s one for new parents. With a newborn in the house, it is essential for parents to have everything itemized, organized, and in place. Although there’s a thing called a baby kit, it costs a lot of money.

Instead of buying these kits, you can buy a plastic organizer box which costs one dollar only. They are easy to clean, reliable, and lightweight. It is spacious as well, which means you can put most of your baby’s needs in one container.

Giving Life to Wooden Spatulas

One year has passed and still, we are experiencing the effects of the pandemic. Of course, being locked down hasn’t been all bad. It has helped some people develop new hobbies and skills. Take this wonderfully creative project, for example. 

You are not altering the usage of your wooden spatulas, but you're adding some color to them. With the help of contact paper and paint, both of which can be purchased in a dollar store, you can now beautify your wooden spatulas.

Finally, a Tablecloth that Stays Put

If you haven’t experienced this problem yet, you’re lucky. Imagine that you have a cookout or a barbecue party. The food is great, the beers are flowing, and your playlist is perfect. However, the tablecloth doesn’t seem to want to cooperate. If you’re not careful, this can lead to spills and broken dishes.

Next time, instead of using a normal tablecloth, how about purchasing a gartered bed sheet? Not only is this makeshift tablecloth immovable but it is also easy to detach. Now enjoy the party!

A Handy Dish Rack Organizer

So many items can do more than the job they’re designed to do. This might not be new to some readers, but for those who aren’t familiar, you can use a dish rack as an organizer for your notebooks, bills, and other paperwork.

Not only that, you can even go to the extent of painting the dish rack in a color that suits your decor and personality. We feel a shimmering gold or copper tone would be perfect. 

Organize Your Drawers like a Pro

While pencil holders are great for tidying up some drawers, if you have a larger variety of items to organize, small baskets are a stylish alternative.

Buying the baskets at the dollar store is the first step in organizing your drawers. Proper planning and itemizing are still needed for your drawers to look as neat as the ones in the picture above.

A Dollar Basket as an Ironing Station

If doing laundry is a drag, ironing clothes is pure kryptonite. We still don’t understand why some people enjoy ironing and folding their clothes. It combines boredom with the risk of accidentally ruining your clothes. How is that enjoyable?  

If you are planning to create your own ironing station and you don’t have enough space, this trick is for you. Purchase a big basket from the dollar store and then determine which method of attaching it to the wall is most suitable for your space. 

The Beauty of Storage Hooks

Before we proceed, there’s an ongoing debate as to whether or not storage hooks are just another word for adhesive hooks. Sorry to burst your bubble, but a storage hook is far different from an adhesive hook. 

While adhesive hooks are indeed useful, they are fairly limited when it comes to what they can hold. Unlike storage hooks, they are built to withstand heavy items, and that is why you always see them in garages and tool sheds.

The Legendary S-Hooks

By now, it is clear that items in the dollar store are far more valuable than most people realize. The next hack was first used centuries ago, and there's a reason we are still using it today.

S-hooks might look like ordinary hooks, but they serve more than one purpose. If you are having problems with jewelry, like necklaces tangling, all you need is an S-hook from your local dollar store.

Why Limit the Use of Cloth Clips?

When we are sold an item for a specific purpose, we often don’t even think to check if it can be applied to other stuff. Clothing pegs offer an excellent example of a versatile item that is often overlooked.

Yes, they are predominantly for our clothes, but they can also be used to hold other materials. All you need is a little bit of creativity. Take the picture above as your inspiration, and give clothing pegs a new lease on life.

The Tale of the Curtain Ropes and the Clasp

There was once a show about home decor in which the host stated that curtains are basically clothing for your house. It didn’t make sense at first, but as time progresses, we completely understand.

If you don’t have money for curtain ties, there’s no need to stress. Next time you visit a dollar store, purchase rope and a clasp. Attach the clasp to the rope, and you have a stylish tie for your curtains.

Dreamy Home Decor

Those who love going to coffee shops regularly see this type of decoration. It looks simple, but if done correctly, it adds life to any space. We’ve already discussed mason jars and tin cans, now, we can add bottles to the list.

The good thing about these bottles is that they come in all shapes and sizes, but they rarely cost more than a dollar. You can paint them too.

Getting Creative with Thumb Tacks

Remember when we were still in grade school and we used to press thumbtacks into cardboard and write our names for fun? Apparently, this trick is now being utilized by interior design experts.

All these years, we thought there was only one kind of thumbtack, but we were wrong. There are two things you need to keep in mind before executing your plan. First, practice. Second, be careful as thumbtacks can hurt if you make a mistake.

Twine Time

If you have a bunch of old cardboard boxes or containers, this might help you. Twine is commonly used in arts and crafts. It is a strong thread composed of two or more thinner strands twisted together.

You can glue this twine onto old cardboard boxes to make them more appealing. Also, it makes the boxes more sturdy.

How To Create Twine Lights

No, this doesn’t have any connection to the famous K-Pop group TWICE. So if you read TWICE lights instead of twine lights, we apologize. Going back to the hack, twine is great for creating art at home.

If you want to expand your use of twine, you can easily recreate the beautiful lights above using twine, fairy lights, balloons, and glue. Find an instructional video online, and you’ll be ready to go. 

Extendable Beams for Pots and Pans

Amongst the most difficult things to store in our kitchen are pots and pans. First, they take up a big chunk of space. Second, it is hard to arrange them. However, the dollar store is about to come to the rescue.  

A quick solution to this problem is to buy and install an extendable beam. They vary in size and shape. However, if installed properly, your frustrations about storing pots and pans will fade into a distant memory. This also works with kitchen trays.

Maximize Your Shower Space

You might need help with this hack, but once it is done, it will be a thing of beauty. While installing an extra shower rod seems excessive, minimalists are actually open to this idea. 

This extra shower rod can be used to hang small baskets for your shower or bathtub needs. It can also be a helpful handrail to ensure you don't slip in the bathtub. 

Basket Bedside Shelf

This dollar store trick is a savvy way of storing your belongings if you have a little room. Rather than taking up floor space with a nightstand, mount a basic wicker basket on a wall to create a cute storage unit. Then, stack the DIY shelves with a candle, your favorite books, and other sleepytime essentials. 

Aside from saving space and money, this makeshift shelf is a standout accessory in your bedroom. This is one of our favorite dollar store hacks because it looks chic and practical at the same time. 

Colorful Mugs for Coffee and Succulents

Put plain dollar store ceramic mugs to good use by customizing them with your own designs. To make this watercolor look, apply drops of ink in water and then dip the mugs in. When the ink is dry, brush on a clear water-base sealant to the exterior at the base.

Now, you have vibrant mugs to use for your morning espresso or as a beautiful grower for your little succulents. This is far more satisfying than buying expensive patterned mugs. 

DIY Boot Plate

How do you shield your floors from wet footwear, particularly during the winter season? The answer is simple – a makeshift boot tray made from an affordable serving platter. Just fill the plate with an even layer of decorative glass stones. 

Set wet boots on top to permit ice and snow to soften and melt through the stones to the base. The shoes will dry quicker, and the water will soon evaporate. Did we mention you just saved yourself from stress and mess?

Keep reading for more awesome dollar store hacks!

Beautifying Ceramic Mugs

Here’s another hack that is similar to a previous slide. Ceramics, especially plain white cups, are some of the most versatile items you can purchase in a dollar store. You can easily add designs by using paint or even nail polish.

If done correctly, these dollar ceramic cups will look like expensive kitchenware. All you need to do is suspend nail polish in water and then dip the cups in. A lot of patience and practice is needed to master this trick. So, what are you waiting for?

Organize Your Freezer

Bright plastic bins are accessible and reasonably priced at most dollar stores. That said, you’re highly encouraged to utilize these versatile organizers in your freezer. This organizational system will help you ensure nothing is forgotten about and left for so long that it develops freezer burn. 

Categorize frozen things and leftovers into bins by type, and add laminated labels to each basket to have an organized and spotless freezer. Don’t you feel great when you open your refrigerator, and you see an orderly array of food waiting for you? 

Lovely DIY Planters

Update your plain pots with a fancy marbleized design. Completely cover the pots and saucers with a base layer of white paint and allow them to dry. Then, half-fill a bucket with water and gently spray the water's surface with a few shades of spray paint in various places.

Twirl the paints with a mixing stick to achieve a swirling, marbleized pattern. Put the pots and saucers on a stable surface to dry. That’s all it takes to create elegant pots for your plants.

Turn a Trash Can into a Chic Planter

There are a lot of genius ideas on how to turn trash into treasure. This dollar store hack allows you to turn your trash can into a stylish farmhouse-inspired planter. Did you know that it costs less than $10? Yes, you read it right!

All you have to do is drill holes in the bottom of the trash can and paint the surface. Once dry, attach pieces of recovered wood to the can's exterior with construction glue. That’s all it takes! 

Cute Boo Boo Pals 

Every parent’s nightmare is seeing their kids with cuts and bruises, but these accidents are inevitable when you have active children. The moment some kids see a drop of blood, they freak out, and the sight of cotton balls and alcohol only makes things worse.

Don’t worry, mommies and daddies – this dollar store hack will calm your little one’s anxiety (and yours). With the use of washcloths and just a couple of adorable accessories, you can create animal-themed ice holders for relieving bumps and scrapes. These will definitely put a big smile on your kiddos’ faces.

Sticky Notes to the Rescue

Calendars are a reliable pal when it comes to organizing your schedule. From dates and times to chores and to-do lists, we are guided to reach our goals on time. 

With this amazing hack, you can customize a wall calendar out of colorful sticky notes and corkboard for a lovely display that will keep you on track with your goal, future events, and errands all year long.

More dollar store hacks are coming up! Don’t forget to take notes.

Clip Them Up

Proud parents can’t get enough of displaying photos, medals, certificates, and artworks from their children. Instead of buying boring frames at the mall, you can now use clipboards to showcase their achievements.

Aside from saving tons of cash, this dollar store product keeps things looking jazzy, and it's a breeze to switch out the pictures. It’s incredible how simple things can become beautiful decorative statements. All you have to do is be resourceful and creative, and of course, apply these hacks that we’ve gathered for you!

Chic Cutlery Storage

We’ve always been huge fans of recycling and repurposing. Aside from saving money, we feel accomplished every time we turn old things into amazing new creations. With that said, let’s get recycling to work for you! All you need are tin cans and fresh coats of paint. 

These dollar store finds are great for organizing and storage. These were spruced up and utilized for utensils in the kitchen, but this trick could work in just about any corner in your house.

Napkin Rings as Stylish Place Holders

Wanderlust napkin rings? Yep, it’s possible. These luggage tags work as both napkins rings and placeholders. No worries, the process is easy as pie. Just buy some luggage tags from a dollar store near you, then slide in a piece of paper with each guest's name beautifully written. 

This hack is no doubt an extraordinary and chic table addition. Indeed, there are endless possibilities with dollar store items. You are always welcome!

All Things Cool and Bright

Regardless of the social occasion, beverages will always be needed. But how do you keep them ice-cold for the duration of your party? We usually store them in the freezer or in a huge bucket with ice, but did you know that you can keep your guests' favorite beverages cold using your baby’s pool? 

Yes. Just fill up your kid’s pool with ice and stack it with drinks. Then you’re good to go! We bet your guests will be amazed by this cool hack.

Wrap It Up (Again and Again!)

Are you thinking about how you can gradually change your family into eco-friendly heroes without turning your whole life upside down? Sure, the process is not easy, especially if you’ve accumulated a lot of plastic bags in your cupboards. However, these reusable wraps make the transition easier. They'll make you look and feel like an amazing eco-warrior. 

Tip: The eco-warrior life is more fun if you encourage your loved ones to try creative zero-waste and package-free concepts. These beeswax wraps are a great creative project for the whole family to enjoy. 

Refurbish a Bucket

Did you know that you can transform a five-gallon bucket into a fun, fabric-covered toy box? Take a look at the photo below, and you’ll be amazed at how lovely and easy this tote was to create. All you need is a five-gallon bucket, hot glue, and patterned fabric. 

First, cover the bucket in the fabric and secure it with hot glue. You can also customize it by attaching some fancy rope and a monogram. This DIY mobile toy box is so cute, making it a perfect gift for friends and family members who’ve just welcomed a child into their lives.

Ice Packs Made Colorful and Easy

Keep your kids’ lunches fab, cool, and dry with this easy dollar store hack. Wet a sponge or two and place them in the freezer until entirely frozen. Then, put the frozen sponge inside a snack bag covered in colorful duct tape. 

Aside from giving the "ice pack" some pizazz, the duct tape will also insulate the bag, making the cooling effect last longer. This simple and fun project is great for keeping your kid’s favorite chocolate drink or juice ice-cold until recess.

Save Space with This Mirror Cabinet

You don’t have to spend a fortune on a mirror cabinet just to add a touch of luxury to your house. This dollar store mirror is an incredible deal. Just add a few building supplies like pieces of wood and hardware to make a customized mirrored accessory cabinet according to your wants and needs. 

Now, you can dress up your bedroom door or bathroom with this space-saving mirror cabinet. Did we mention that you can also save $50-$100 when you apply this hack instead of buying one in a furniture store? 

Create Mini Flower Pots

Small wins come in all shapes and sizes, and this is even true with planters. If your outdoor plant containers are looking dull for the wear after a rough winter, don't panic! Choose a few candy containers from the dollar store and get ready to get creative in the garden. 

This lovely and inexpensive DIY planter adds character to your garden. For extra appeal, spray paint the container with your favorite color, add a pretty ribbon or customize your decor with washi tape. The photo above is too gorgeous, right?

Keep Things Tidy with a DIY Organizer

Anxious about storing schoolwork and other significant papers? Fret no more! This simple project might be exactly what you need. Decorate a plank of wood and a couple of wooden magazine holders with a new coat of paint.

Put the magazine holders on their backs with even spaces between each one, then secure them together with the plank of wood on top utilizing screws. To keep things coordinated, color-code records for every member of the family. Your kids will thank you for this lovely outcome.

Purr-fect Fridge Pals

Spruce up the refrigerator with these charming and bright magnets. Check your local dollar store and make a wise purchase with plastic animal toys. Turn the adorable plastic animal toys into stylish refrigerator decor with a few easy steps. 

First, cover the miniatures in an equal layer of spray paint. When dry, stick magnets to the base (or back) of the animal figurines and transform them into purrfect fridge buddies. Kids (and kids at heart) will surely love this cute refrigerator decor. 

Organized for Success

While ribbons make gifts and DIY projects even more appealing, they can also quickly turn your crafting station into a mess. Wondering how you can keep everything in its place? All you need are a couple of colorful rubber bands to have a mess-free crafting work area. 

Just wrap a rubber band around each roll of ribbon and store it as you regularly would. Need we say more? The image above is great proof that rubber bands indeed help us organize things in our lives. 

Colanders as Cute Hanging Planters

Searching for an extraordinary, affordable planter? Colanders are the ideal solution as they already have the holes necessary for proper drainage. In order to keep the right amount of soil inside the colander, line the sides with moss before putting your lovely plants inside. 

For extra pizazz, attach some twine or string to make a hanging planter. Little did we realize that colanders are not just for pasta – they make reliable planters too! These bright containers are a feast to the eyes, aren’t they?

Serve Snacks with Colorful Sand Buckets

Sand buckets as snack containers, anyone? You might be hesitant, but we’re definitely in! Why not? Instead of using breakable bowls and platters for children’s parties, it’s far more fun to serve snacks in these bright and affordable pails that kids will surely enjoy.

You can also use them as loot bags for your kids’ little guests for easy clean-up. Just fill them with cute toys and sweet goodies like chocolates and candies. A birthday bucket-filled with yummy snacks is a beautiful take-home treat. 

Canned Goods Will Save the Night

It’s the time of the year for enjoying outdoor parties and sunsets on the porch. So, it's an ideal opportunity to give those decks and patios a summer revival. Rather than dropping hundreds of dollars on brand new outdoor lighting, light up warm summer evenings with shimmering candle holders you can make for a rate that won’t break the bank. 

All you have to do is save cans after you consume the contents. Drill holes with stylish patterns of your choice, add fresh coats of paint, pop a candle inside each one, and you have a beautiful set of outdoor lights. 

Pretty Labels for Everyone

Regardless of whether you're utilizing crates or canisters to store things in your home, marking them will assist with keeping things perfect and all together. Packs of premade labels can regularly be found at dollar stores. So, buy a pack of labels or some construction paper to make your own. 

Now you can say goodbye to messy toys and piles of random things in your house. Every member of the family can easily identify their stuff just by seeing the names on the labels.

Bye, Bye Iron Grime

Now you can say goodbye to the terrible days of a grime-covered iron. Just apply a lavish amount of toothpaste directly to the iron. With the use of a damp cloth, rub the toothpaste around on the surface of the iron using circular movements. 

Eliminate any excess toothpaste, and your old iron will look fresh and new. This hack is as easy as 1,2,3, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! We bet you’re about to apply this hack now as you need to iron your kids’ clothes.