$1 Kitchen Organization Ideas You Can Get From the Dollar Tree

by Simplify

Kallie Branciforte recently bought a house and is getting it organized, so she's sharing her tips on kitchen organization. Kitchen organization doesn’t need to be expensive. The tools that Kallie used all came from Dollar Tree.

Kallie started with the dry goods cabinet. The cabinet looked overwhelming at the beginning. It was hard to see where things were. Kallie took all the dry goods off the shelves.

She started with the spices. The problem with storing spices is that if the label on the bottle isn’t visible, it’s hard to find the needed spice. To solve this problem, Kallie used paper, tape, and a sharpie from Dollar Tree to label the lids.

Next, Kallie took a plastic bin from Dollar Tree and used it as a kitchen cabinet organizer. She put the spices inside the bin. Now, when Kallie needs a spice, instead of knocking around all the loose spice containers, Kallie can pull out the bin, look at the labels, and find what she needs, quickly, easily, and without a mess.

Flour bags and other dry goods bags don’t always hold up and can leave cabinets messy. To solve this, Kallie moved the dry goods into large Tupperware and mason jars from the Dollar Tree. Then, Kallie attached label holders from Dollar Tree. The label holders have a place to slip a label inside, so it can be replaced later.

Kitchen organization ideas

Kallie organized dry goods that she uses together into Locker Bins from Dollar Tree. For example, she made a bin for seeds and nuts, that has everything she needs to make oatmeal in the morning. She also set aside a bin for the random, small, and loose items that end up getting lost in a pantry.

After tackling the cabinets, Kallie tackled the refrigerator. She put Dollar Tree contact paper down to protect the shelves.

The contact paper can be wiped clean, and, if there’s a major spill in the refrigerator, or it gets too gross, it can be removed and replaced. Kallie also stuck long skinny bins into the refrigerator for organizing items like yogurts.

Kitchen organization

The last thing Kallie added to her kitchen was no-slip shelf liners, to keep things from sliding around in drawers. Her kitchen organization will make it easier to keep things clean and find what she needs.

How do you keep your kitchen organized? Let us know in the comments.

For more home organization ideas, discover this guide on how to get rid of surface clutter or how to declutter your wardrobe.

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  • Robin Robin on Oct 12, 2023

    I don’t understand. There were photos of glass containers but they weren’t mentioned in the article. And they were no photos of things mentioned in the article. Was this an error?

  • Heather Heather on Nov 20, 2023

    The video shows all of the things the article is taking about; some good ideas. The contact paper makes the fridge look dark. It keeps the light from being able to brighten everything. If you are going to wipe down contact paper then you can wipe down glass.

    • BonDiva BonDiva on Dec 05, 2023

      Contact paper is NOT made to go into a moist environment like a refrigerator or freezer. You have NO IDEA what may be off-gassing from it into your food!

      My current fridge is very small and I have purchased some Dollar Store organizers that are semi-opaque little white baskets ( they come in other colors) that I use to put my cheese, bacon, drink boxes, jello, fruit, and pudding cups in. I use these same baskets ALL over my home to organize into.

      They are the ones with holes in the sides smaller than shoeboxes with curved ends that make handle holds.

      They are so easy to wash and clean! My kitchen has only one smaller sink and these same little baskets are easy to put flatware and small items into the soak, ( even cups, etc.) then, after washing them, I can slip them into a plastic dishpan to rise or and dry the items in. ( Very little counter space as well. )

      In the white semi-opaque color, they look great in the bathroom on the over-the-commode low-profile shelf rack I have that fits in my bathroom.