The dollar shop is a goldmine of storage and décor offers, as bargain seekers are well aware. On a tight budget, you may easily update your area with a ton of accessible options for useful organizers, craft supplies, and aesthetic embellishments. Despite the low cost of these products, with a little DIY magic and ingenuity, you can easily turn your affordable finds into lovely and useful home decor. Check out this collection of some of our favorite design and storage hacks that make creative use of inexpensive objects.
A bedside container
A clever method to increase storage in small bedrooms is this dollar store hack. Mount a straightforward wicker basket on a bedroom wall for a temporary shelf unit instead of taking up floor space with a large nightstand. Organize the do-it-yourself storage cabinet with books, charging cords, and other nighttime necessities.
To simplify storage in the doorway, get a set of little buckets at the dollar shop. Choose one for every member of the family (including pets) and mark it with sticky letters. To make it simple for everyone to access everyday grab-and-go essentials, hang the buckets from hooks on the underside of a shelf.
Mugs with paintings
Create a unique design to add to plain ceramic mugs. Drops of alcohol ink were placed on the exterior of the mug to provide the watercolor impression, and we then let the colors blend and spread. (Drizzling a blending solution on top can hasten the process.)
The mugs should be hand-washed carefully after the ink has dried, and the outside design at the base should only have a clear water-based sealer applied. You can use the cups to plant little succulents or to drink your daily coffee.
DIY Boot Tray
With this easy-to-make boot tray constructed from a cheap serving plate, you can shield your flooring from damp shoes. Glass ornamental pebbles should be evenly distributed across the tray. Set wet boots on top to allow ice and snow to melt and drain to the bottom via the rocks, allowing shoes to dry more quickly.
Intelligent Freezer Storage
The majority of dollar stores sell colorful plastic containers at reasonable prices. Utilize these useful racks in your freezer to help keep things from becoming lost and freezer-burned. To improve freezer organization, classify frozen foods and leftovers into corresponding baskets and label each one with laminated tags.
Photo Frame Update
A simple, inexpensive update can give a wood frame with a simple design a high-end appearance. Apply a decorative pattern around the frame with a metal leaf adhesive pen, and allow the glue to dry for approximately 30 minutes (or until the surface becomes tacky).
With a dry foam brush, carefully rub silver metal-leaf sheets into position over the places that were adhered. The surface should then be lightly scrubbed with a dry paintbrush to remove any remaining glue flakes before being sprayed with a metal-leaf sealant to safeguard your design.
Wall storage in the bathroom
To increase bathroom storage, you don’t have to invest in an expensive shelf unit. Instead, buy some long, narrow wicker baskets from the dollar shop and install them on the wall as floating shelves. Utilize the baskets to arrange additional hand towels, washcloths, grooming products, and other bathroom essentials.
Simple clay pots are given a stunning marbleized makeover. Apply a foundation coat of spray paint to the pots and saucers and let it dry completely. A large tub should be filled about halfway with water. Lightly mist the water’s surface with two to three different colors of spray paint.
Create a marbleized pattern by stirring the paints using a stir stick. Each pot or saucer should be dipped into the water, pulled out, and occasionally painted fresh or the water changed as necessary. The pots and saucers should be placed in a sheltered area to dry.
Cheap office items can be used to create functional organizers. To keep essential documents organized and off your desk, look for wire magazines or file holders at the dollar shop and place them on the wall. To make sure papers and documents are kept in the correct location, label each one.