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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

How to Organize Crafts With Dollar Store Supplies

I shared an update recently on our organizing efforts in our beach house attic. Here is the promised post on how we are using products from the dollar store (Dollar Tree) to organize craft supplies and tools.

While we are using larger tubs for fabrics and larger items, smaller items just get lost in a big tub. I wanted a solution that was cheap affordable, stackable, and see-through. I don't know about you, but I need to be able to see exactly what is in a container. It inspires me to use my materials and makes locating items easier. I've tried all the cute baskets and containers and "out of sight" storage ideas and they just do not work for me.

I also know that I need to keep tools close at hand, and easy to grab and put away. If it's hard, I just won't do it. I'll just pile stuff in a room and close the door -- with the best intentions of coming back and putting things away properly when I have more time.

Our beach house attic has nary a window, so I wanted something bright and colorful for tool storage. Our local Dollar Tree had the perfect solution -- these pretty pink tubs! I bought the matching square trays to help corral the tubs. Since the tubs are pretty lightweight, you can secure them to the tray with  hot glue or double-sided tape to keep them from tipping when they're loaded up with scissors.

I used larger pink tubs to store chunkier tools and supplies, such as hot glue sticks and guns.

For stamps and other small items, I used these flat tubs from Dollar Tree. These have been working so well for me at the beach house that I bought more of the tubs to organize my much smaller craft supply area in our crash pad in the city.

Our Dollar Tree had these cute sticker frames that are perfect for labeling the contents of a tub. The tubs also come in a taller size, with a slightly smaller lid. I purchased several of those for organizing crafts at the city crash pad.

This system is so much easier to use than the assorted baskets and drawers that I was using previously! You can have the best tools and supplies in the world, but if you can't find them or forget you have them, they are pretty much useless.

I love that our Dollar Tree offers storage and organizing solutions that anyone can afford. While it's great to be able to buy expensive craft storage systems, that's just not an option for a lot of people.

Do you have a favorite storage product from your dollar store? Let me know in the comments!

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