26 Useful Dollar-Store Finds That Will Make Your Life Easier

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Parenting is not easy and keeping up with kiddie expenses is pretty darn hard. From the clothes and the toys to their education and health, everything puts a dent in the pocket. So, to make your life slightly easier, here’s a list of some goods right from the dollar store – they are inexpensive, effective tools to help you and your child enjoy life better.

DIY Baby Leg Warmers

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Buy a pair of colourful tube socks and turn them into cute baby leg warmers by snipping off the closed end.

Doll Accessories

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There are some great American doll accessories in the Dollar Store toy section. These could function as your kid’s miniature play sets instead of regular expensive tea sets, kitchen sets, etc.

Playing Cards’ Storage

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The plastic soap cases make for ideal cases in which to store playing cards. No more cards strewn on the floor, no more cards lost!

Rewards

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Stock up on knick-knacks and small toys as rewards for your kids. When they do something nice and appreciable, whip out one of these and make them happy!

Art Supplies’ Organizers

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Use a combination of plastic cups and a muffin tray to store your kids’ art supplies in a fuss-free way.

Bath Toys

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You want your kid to enjoy and look forward to bathing? Put in some glow-sticks into the tub and you have yourself some awesome bath toys that didn’t cost much!

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Keep your kids from losing pens, pencils, erasers and more but storing them conveniently in mini-buckets.

Baskets for Stray Toys

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Kids love to drag their toys all across the house. So place Dollar Store baskets all over the house where they can plonk their stray toys.

Clean Beach Bags

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When going to the beach, swap your beach bags with mesh laundry bags for storing your kids toys, clothes, etc. This way loose sand won’t trickle into the house with all the stuff.

Straws’ Holder

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If you go out often and find yourself scrounging for plastic straws for your kids to drink up, start carrying then in Dollar Store tooth brush holders from.

Car Trash Cans

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Take old cereal cartons, line them with garbage bags and use them as trash cans for your car. Your kids can litter without worry now.

Low-Cost Ice Packs

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Freeze wet sponges to create low-cost ice packs that’ll come in handy in your kid’s lunch boxes.

Car Organizer

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Keep all your kids’ stuff neat and organized by arranging it on a shoe holder hung at the back of the car’s driver/passenger seat.

Toiletries Organizer

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Use a Dollar Store utensils tray for organizing your kids’ toiletries in the bathroom.

Hair Accessories Storage

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Girls tend to lose their clips and hair-ties more often than ever. Keep them all stored handily in crafts boxes to prevent them disappearing mysteriously.

Neat Craft Sessions

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Prevent huge messes by placing plastic table cloths on surfaces before your kids’ begin with their arts-and-crafts activities.

Magnetic Toys Storage

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Keep your kids’ magnetic toys well-organized by attaching them to inverted pizza trays hung on the wall.

Instruction Boards

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Use small white boards as instruction boards to leave directives for your kids to follow. Say good-bye to flimsy post-its.

Baby Stuff Storage

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Keep all baby kitchen items like sippy cups and food jars in plastic mesh containers. Store these in one shelf or drawer for easy access whenever you need them.

Window Art

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Buy Dollar Store frames and have your kids gets artsy using glue and food colouring. Display them against a window for beautiful patterns when the sun is out.

Outdoor Supplies Manager

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Use Dollar Store plastic mesh tubs for storing outdoor supplies your kids tend to lose often like chalks, dusters, canisters, etc.

Arts Travel Kit

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Use plastic-lid food-storage containers to create a travel kit of art supplies for your kid. No spills, no lost markers, no bored child!

Homework Organizers

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Find it hard to keep your kids’ files and folders neat. Use dish racks for easy storage and they’ll never lose any homework again.

Crayon Holder

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Popsicle trays can double up as convenient crayon holders for your kids’ desk. Sort them by shade so it looks pretty too!

Crib Rail Cover

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Secure your baby by putting a soft, cushy crib rail covers. A pool noodle will do the trick and the Dollar Store is where you’ll find a low-price option.

Car Food Holder

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Help your kids’ avoid making messes in the car by carrying their food in plastic mesh containers from the dollar store.

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