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Dollar Tree Organization | How to Organize Small Items for Under $10

If left to their own vices, hairbows, makeup, earrings, and any other small pieces of our daily lives can, and will takeover our spaces if not corralled.

Any product that is small but mighty in number, I know from experience if  I don’t create a dedicated space for them they have a tendency to take over and create a cluttered mess.

Please see exhibit Hair Accessory Drawer. It’s easy to just throw things into a drawer knowing that they won’t be seen. The issue comes when you need to quickly put your hands on something and find yourself sifting through a bunch of junk.

Taking a few minutes to organize your drawers will save you a lot of time in the long run. To be successful you really need to take inventory of what you need, and what you don’t. Once you are left with the necessities, you can better evaluate storage solutions that will work best for your home and your budget.

hair bow organization

This was my daughter’s hair drawer. I had the extra space and it worked well until it didn’t. While I knew where everything was, untangling hairbows and ribbons was not the move every time I needed something.

I spent about $6 at Dollar Tree for a few bins to make some sense of the madness. The smaller baskets were 3 for $1

Dollar Tree Organization

Dollar Tree Organization

I corralled a few of the smaller baskets into the larger one. I did this so that on wash day if I need a variety of hair accessories to style her hair I can grab the large basket and have everything I need in one place. Here are my top 7 hair essentials that I grab from Dollar Tree, some of which are stored in these baskets.

Dollar Tree Organization

The smaller circle bins house small black rubberbands, beads, bobby pins, knockers and ribbons.

Dollar Tree Organization

I used the other larger square bins to hold hair clips and rollers.

Each basket is dedicated to a certain hair accessory to include, rubberbands for holding ponytails, clip blows, elastic hairbands and headbands. I use a variety of brushes and combs on her hair. The long skinny bins were perfect for holding those items.

Dollar Tree Organization

Dollar Tree Organization

There are so many things and areas you can organize with a similar setup. When organizing spaces that are not seen don’t be too concerned with making sure the containers are decorative. Save your money for areas that will be seen like your linen closet or pantry.

I hope this helps you see how you can use cost effective containers to create a little order in your home.







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    August 15, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    This is great! I will definitely be trying this method because right now… we have a hair bag!

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    August 15, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    I have a small bucket that I just toss all of my daughter’s accessories in. I’ve been meaning to organize them but I’ve been doing so much other organizing that I’ve hardly begun.

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    kita bryant
    August 15, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    So when can I expect you at my house for the same? I don’t even know where her stuff is at half the time so this would save me some time

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    August 16, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Right now all of my daughter’s stuff is scattered across her dresser, in a tin on her dresser, and under the bathroom cabinet—just all over the place. I will be going to Dollar Tree this week to get her hair + accessory stash in order. Thanks for the inspiration, Mimi!

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    August 16, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Love this idea. I will be making a trip to the Dollar Store soon.

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    August 16, 2016 at 11:06 am

    This is a great set up. All of our hair stuff is in one drawer and it’s very unorganized. I’m going to look at Dollar Tree for some of these bins. I also could use some to organize our school and crafts drawers.

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    August 16, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I love how you organized all the hair accessories. My struggle is organizing all the hair products, they’re everywhere! 🙁

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    Trina Small
    August 17, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I so need to do this! Thanks for sharing!

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    August 22, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    I usually just have a few large containers that I put everything in without any type of sorting. I also put things in the drawer of the vanity in their bathroom. I like the idea of creating compartments within a large tub, especially since you’ve done it in such an inexpensive way. Dollar Tree is so bomb and comes through in the clutch when you want to organize things for the low. LOL!

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    Marilyn Johnson
    August 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    This is absolutely worth its weight in gold and it also would work for cosmetics and personal care items as well thank you thank you thank you again you have done it Mimi awesome

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      August 8, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Yes! This setup can work for a number of smaller items.

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    August 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    amazing post.
    i loved your post

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