Cheap Storage Ideas – Dollar Store Haul


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 like
six months old but they had a lot of stuff that normal Dollar Tree’s didn’t have. So, if you are new to my videos, you can check
out my website Alejandra.TV for tips on getting organized and you can check out my free organizing
video series, Three Things to Do Tonight to Get Organized Tomorrow. OK. So now, let me show you everything I found.
All right, so the first thing – so first off, 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. Like one of the biggest myths is that you have to go out
and buy all these expensive products if you want to be organized to be more productive,
which – that is not true. So, I’m going to show you all the awesome finds that I found
for a dollar and how they can help you maximize space in your home and just feel like your
systems are easy to use because you have awesome products. All right. So, the first thing I found was
this double shelf just like this, and these go underneath like 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 like 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. All right, next thing I found was these things.
So these are drawer organizers and they are wire. 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 the kitchen for kitchen gadgets and
stuff. OK. Then, all right, 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. All right. So, this next thing, this was an
awesome find. OK. 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 like 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. 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? 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. So 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 like keep this upside down. You could also put jewelry in here. I just thought
of that like 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. All right. 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 like 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, like 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 like, 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 like strawberry milk pink and this
pretty blue. So this is awesome for like 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. All right. 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!

99 thoughts on “Cheap Storage Ideas – Dollar Store Haul

  1. I have the blue bins that was 2 for $1 in my bathroom and keep soap stacked in one and deodorant and stuff in the other.

  2. I was pretty excited about the bathroom cabinet idea when I went into my bathroom only to see that I was already doing this!! I've come a long way baby! lol love your tips!

  3. The "baby boy blue" basket also works great in the bathroom to keep hair products (hairspray, gel, brushes, etc) contained and easy to grab out of the cupboard.

  4. When talking about "outside-the-box" I don't think of consumerizing, I think of recycling. Maybe cutting down boxes of various sizes for the containers you need (then cover with shelf, wrapping or scrapbook to decorate) and reusing things you already have in different ways.

  5. look i was try to watch the video but she talks to much that it just get boring. just keep sample. this is one stupid video for a cheap . yes cheap and stupid ideas. i just hate your voice less chat

  6. I love how she keeps referring to this stuff as “fun”. Although these tips are good, home girl and I definitely have a different opinion on what is “fun”. Lol

  7. Thanks for sharing Alejandra! Absolutely great ideas . I'm sooo jealous. There isnt a dollar tree where I live 🙁

  8. Great suggestions. Some I would use with my grandchildren and others I would "adult" them a bit more to not feel like I am in a pre-school room. Could you just slow down the hands, take a deep breath and relax. Love your ideas though.

  9. I love to wear scarves (all sizes). I'm having a hard time organizing them so that I can see them all to chose one for the day. I seriously own about 100 scarves.

  10. Love your organizing ideas. I am so glad to have come across this organizing video. While I may not have the space to be able to set up a personal working area, I will keep your ideas in mind for my next project. Love the way you show how one could get organized without going broke.

  11. So many plastics! No wonder a huge chunk of trash r plastic in landfill 😰 I learnt this when observed well, so I stop buying those cheap plastic items & opted steel or wood or card-broad products. Often I reuse those boxes comes with packaged items.

    Sorry, I am but upset this time with ur tips. Hope u can suggest environmental friendly tips.

  12. The Dollar Tree is a really great place for making lots of organizing items and many other things. If you have never watched Josie's ch, called Life at 50 and beyond, go take a look. She does lots of dollar tree organizing diys. Get yourself some clear and colored zip ties, in all sizes. She uses a lot of them and so do I to make these and you can hide them so you don't see the closure end. I love her ch and I think you will too

  13. Is this real??? This can’t be real…this is just crazy rambling. Is this a parody of a real organization expert??? If so, please post the link to the original video. Thanks.

  14. Will there ever be a day when she doesn’t need to have any more organizing containers because she already have them all ??

  15. I know this is a video on cheap alternatives but can you make more videos in the future where there is less plastic? More than half of these things are maddening plastic which is so bad for our environment.💕

  16. Beautiful SPACIOUS home! Look at the kitchen, bathroom, walk in closet…..our bedrooms are about the size o your closet!
    Also….in CANADA everything in OUR Dollarama costs more like four or five dollars EACH ITEM! Totally greedy here….nothing is a $1.. Nothing….

  17. Going to Dollar Tree to see if they have those Chevron boxes. I'll use them to organize my kids crayons, markers, pencils, and other school stuff. I've been looking for a cheaper idea!

  18. Great ideas – really inspirational! I do have one consern though: isn't there a risc of getting too much clutter by getting so many containers? Besides from this I really enjoy your videos, and I have implemented several of your suggestions. Thanks for making these tutorials. Best regards from Anna 👋😊👍

  19. I really enjoy how honest you are wth your little quirks….from enjoying a great zipper to hiding wires to putting putty on the bottoms of baskets and containers so they don't move and make noise. I was bored the other day and I actually tried a few of your hacks and they all worked! I know these videos are a few years old but I hope you put out some new ones in the new year. By any chance, are you a Virgo? I am and we are known to be perfectionists. I said it before, but watching your videos motivate me and soothe my soul.

  20. Thanks but don't forget plastics cause pollution where they are made and also end up in the ocean… Google how much plastic we have in the bottom of our oceans… Instead maybe teach people to not buy so much stuff or buy those containers at good will or reuse pretty shopping bags for storage…. We all have to be careful not buying more plastic… Also maybe find "plastics" that are biodegradable they can actually make plastic out of corn now… Go vegan too!!!

  21. Where do you get those very small recycle bins? For example, you have one for batteries or out of date medication.

  22. Love watching your videos, your positive attitude and your super helpful tips!! Thank you for all the hard work you put into providing free advice to us all. God bless!!

  23. This video really highlights the disparity between the problems of Western and impoverished countries. Here I am worrying about organising drawers, meanwhile others are worrying about finding clean water and food.

  24. I keep a row of tea bags in my butter dish with the tray as the lid next to my tea pot. I only drink one type of tea so that works for me, I don't need a whole drawer ;-))

  25. I dont see much organization all i hear is her telling us to put things in bins and baskets from dollar tree… Sorry but not helpful at all

  26. I love this video!!!! I did want to mention something, the black containers are not sturdy. Last thing, please don't kill me… "these ones" is not grammatically correct. Some people get offended, but I think it's important to know.

  27. FOR STORAGE AND MOVING BOXES I FOUND THESE MOVING BINS TO BE THE BEST I EVER USED. NO TAPING, WATERPROOF AND NO HEAVY LIFTING SINCE THEY COME ON A DOLLY. PAKSTAKANDGO IS THE WAY TO GO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-y2S48QwYQ

  28. I absolutely love it! So wish I had a space like this! New sub and I smashed the bell 🔔 I have a channel too if you want to come check it out that would be great❤️👍❤️

  29. I’m just about to go to the hospital for about the seventh time this year and often I might just want one facial scrub or two or two different ones – or a clear mask as well as a sheet mask. I thought of using my old for compartment a day tablet holders that come in a pack of seven – a take a lot of tablets so I have tons. Put them in a Ziploc bag if they’re like a Lavalier lost a little bit of product and I’ll come back and let you know the experiment has failed. We should know in a week or sos

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