Do you ever see those beautifully organized pictures on Pinterest but realize just how much was spent getting there? While I love me some organizing, spending way too much money to tidy things up just isn't going to happen around here.
Enter the Dollar Tree.
This morning I ran in and they had tons of cute containers all priced for just $1 (woot!), and it's such a great way to organize. Here's a re-post of my favorite Dollar Tree organizing clean out . . . see what $12 can do!
We've all seen those fabulously organized photos on Pinterest of perfectly designed crafty spots, just waiting for someone to get a little crafting inspiration. I noticed a few more recently as I was checking out organizing ideas on Pinterest, and was slightly discouraged looking around my own (*disastrous*) crafting spot.
Now I'm super fortunate, and have some room up in our playroom for all my craft supplies, but it constantly gets destroyed (no matter how often I tidy it. . .) because it tends to be the junk table hidden away out of sight! But after seeing one too many cutely organized pins on Pinterest, I decided I'd had enough.
As I headed into town to hunt down some cute bins, I commiserated about how much I was going to have to spend to get organized. . . until I remembered The Dollar Tree. (WOOOOHOOO!) Guess what I found there? Perfect, adorable, tidy little bins for my shelves, all for (you guessed it!) A DOLLAR! I bought everything used in this week's project for a whopping $12 (WOW!) So, here's the before & after of my disaster . . .
(~gasp!~ I'm telling you what, I couldnt' make this stuff up. . .)
Now, obviously I moved things around a bit . . . I've been wanting to put the scrapbooks that were still left on those shelves in a plastic bin downstairs (with way too many more of them), in case we ever needed to get them out in a hurry. (I know, that sounds nuts but I've spent some serious hours on those books, so I hated that they were so far upstairs in case we ever had an emergency!) I also finally took a few minutes to put all of my kids special artwork and pictures away in their Rubbermaid container that has been littering that table for way too long. 🙂
Looking for more penny pinched Dollar Tree transformations? Here are a few of my favorites . . .
- What to Buy at the Dollar Tree
- Dollar Tree Easter Craft
- Dollar Tree Christmas Wreaths
- Dollar Tree Christmas Tree
- 4th of July Decorating at the Dollar Tree
This post is linked to Living Well Spending Less Thrifty Thursday. I'd love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!) If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)
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