Sunday, October 28, 2012

31 Days {Day 28} Dollar Tree Containers

When I first started trying to  be more organized in my home, I read several books by Sandra Felton.  Her books helped me to stop feeling guilty about being a "messie" as she calls it.  I realized I wasn't lazy, but I had to find how my brain works.

I think I read in her books the "P-R-O-C-E-S-S" method to organizing.  I don't remember what any of those letters stand for but the "c." C is for containerize.

When I started containerizing things, I was amazed.  This really works for me!

I buy all of my containers at the Dollar Tree.  I can find so many good containers for just a $1.  Before I organized this cabinet, everything fell out when I opened it.  I took everything out and made families, and then containerized them.

It's been almost 2 years now, and my "junk cabinet" has stayed organized all because I containerized.  Two years of organized bliss for only $3!

Here is the inside of the spice container.

This would drive some people crazy, but it works fantastic for me.  Does it bother me to dig for a  The spices I use most are always on top.

When you are buying Dollar Tree bins to organize here are a few things you should know....

1. The Dollar Tree bins are usually in seasonal colors.  In the fall they sell jewel tones and in the spring pastels.  If you know what color you want you know what season to go.

2. If you want A LOT of them (like 30 or 40), you can order from Dollar Tree online.

3. If you see a container you like.  Buy what you need, and then buy 5 more.  They do not stay in Dollar Tree long, and if you like it you will use those buckets up somewhere.

A year ago, when I organized my pantry, I bought five extra buckets. When I organized my entryway, it was the perfect container.  I was so happy I bought extra!

Also, with extra, if one breaks it's no big deal.

The next time you need to organize something, check out the Dollar Tree for some great containers.


  1. I love your blog posts they have really inspired me to make my house feel like home.

  2. Love it! Where did you get the labels?

  3. I thought it was signing me in through google, but don't see my name.  ~ Laura

  4. Calculating BlessingsOctober 29, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    I have a Sillouette vinyl cutting machine, and I make them.  I absolutely love it!