When it comes to parenting, there will always be creative ways of dealing with issues. Whether it’s keeping your family organized, or keeping their lunches cool, the Dollar Store can help! With tons of inexpensive items and even more ways of using them, check out these Dollar Store parenting hacks!
DIY Ice Packs
The Dollar Store has all sorts of great stuff in its aisles, but if you put two items together you can save big! If you buy a box of sandwich bags and a set of kitchen sponges, you’ll be able to make multiple ice packs for only $2! These ice packs are perfect for school lunches and can be reused again and again by just refreezing overnight. At less than $.50 per ice pack, this price is impossible to beat, so stock up and keep cool this school year. (via My Kitchen Escapades)
Hanging pocket organizers are great on their own, but for parents, they’re a lifesaver! Buy a few of these from the Dollar Store and you’ll be able to help keep your family tidy no matter where you go, for a fraction of the price. Use one hanging over the back of the passenger seat in the car for coloring books, small snacks, and other car ride necessities! These are also great for helping kids sort out their clothes for the next day in an easy to use way! Or even for a quick and simple Barbie organizer! (via A Girl And. A Glue Gun)
Use soap holders to store all types of smaller objects like crayons for in the car, play cards, and craft supplies. ( via shadytreediary)
Shower caddies can do so much more than just carry soap and shampoo! With a little creativity, these can be perfect organizers for your children, both in and out of the house. In the car, they make great snack holders, elimination of common messes from messy kids. At home, they’re excellent craft supply organizers, or homework supply organizer for older children. For $1 each, this hack will help your family for less!
Do your kids have a nasty habit of leaving their belongings all over the house? Grab a small laundry basket from the Dollar Store for each of your children, and give them a central place to collect their forgotten stuff! By setting up an area for the baskets you can simply throw any items left behind into the respective bin for that child, and have them responsible for emptying it and putting things back on a regular basis. A cleaner home, cheap and easy!
Sometimes, kids deserve a token of appreciation when they do something right. The toy section at the Dollar Store is full of $1 toys and games your kids will love, and you’ll love the savings! Sometimes parenting hacks come down to how to better deal with your kids, and this one really makes it cheap and easy! (via agrandelife)
Sippy Cup Organizer
This is a brilliant and simple idea to store all of those lids and cups.
Mesh Beach Toy Holder
Instead of using a beach bag you can just grab one of these mesh laundry bags and give your sand toys a good shake to get rid of the sand when they’re done playing. (via theidearoom)
Organize your crayons using a popsicle holder. Great idea for teachers or homeschoolers. (via kfundamentals)
When it comes to saving money, the Dollar Store can’t be beaten. With so many new ways to use things and so many things you can save money on, it’s not hard to see why the Dollar Store can be any parent’s best friend. Check out your local Dollar Store and try out these parenting hacks with your family!