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
The Miracle of Rotating Spice Racks
Muffin Trays as Beer Holders
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
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
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
Discovering Your Inner Artist
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Pipe Cleaners to the Rescue
Multipurpose Mason Jars
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
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
Washi Tape Can Beautify Your Doors
Flip It and Reverse It
Save Space with File Holders
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
A Makeshift Headboard for 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
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?
Mini Buckets for 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
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
Finally, a Tablecloth that Stays Put
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
Organize Your Drawers like a Pro
A Dollar Basket as an Ironing Station
The Beauty of Storage Hooks
The Legendary S-Hooks
Why Limit the Use of Cloth Clips?
The Tale of the Curtain Ropes and the Clasp
Dreamy Home Decor
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
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
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
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
Basket Bedside Shelf
Colorful Mugs for Coffee and Succulents
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
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
Organize Your Freezer
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
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
Cute Boo Boo Pals
Sticky Notes to the Rescue
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
Chic Cutlery Storage
Napkin Rings as Stylish Place Holders
All Things Cool and Bright
Wrap It Up (Again and Again!)
Refurbish a Bucket
Ice Packs Made Colorful and Easy
Save Space with This Mirror Cabinet
Create Mini Flower Pots
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.
Purr-fect Fridge Pals
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
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.
Canned Goods Will Save the Night
Pretty Labels for Everyone
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.