11 Genius Dollar Store Hacks for Parents

I earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post.

I love coming across good dollar store hacks. The dollar store is a great place to find items that will save you both time and money. If you have children, shopping at the dollar store can be incredibly useful for finding things to help you organize your children’s toys, find activities to keep them entertained, and more.

Here are 11 cheap dollar store hacks that every parent should know about.

Related articles:

Dollar Store Hacks for Parents

1. Pool Noodle Door Stop

This hack uses a pool noodle as a doorstop. This will prevent your children from closing the door.

Get the tutorial on Red Delicious Life.

door stopper dollar store hacks

2. DIY Dinosaur Serving Dish

This DIY dollar store serving dish is a really creative way to serve snacks at your little one’s birthday party.

Get the tutorial on Three Little Monkey’s Studio.

3. Car Organizer Using a Shoe Organizer

This dollar store hack uses a hanging organizer as a backseat organizer. Car organizers tend to run upwards of $20 on Amazon. Save yourself some money using this simple hack.

Get the tutorial from Decorganize Crafts.

dollar store hacks organizer

4. Magnetic Toy Storage with Pizza Pans

If you have a collection of magnetic toys in your home, follow this tutorial to create magnetic toy storage using pizza pans.

Get the tutorial from Dollar Store Store Crafts.

5. An Easy Way for Kids to Eat Fast Food in the Car

I think that this hack is just brilliant. You can use organization baskets to hold food in the car. That way, your kids can eat without making a mess.

Get the tutorial from Lookie What I Did.

food storage dollar store hacks

6. Sand Toys Organization

A simple mesh laundry bag can be used to hold your beach toy collections. Plus, because it’s a mesh bag, you don’t have to worry about bringing home sand.

Get the tutorial on The Idea Room.

7. Organizing the Sippy Cup Drawer

I love using baskets to organize things in my home. This hack uses baskets from the dollar store to organize your child’s sippy cups, plates, and more.

Get the tutorial on Delightful Order.

8. Plastic Elephant Book Ends

I love how cute and simple this dollar store hack is. These bookends honestly look like something you would purchase at a home furnishing store.

Get the tutorial on Love Grows Wild.

9. Hold Crayons Using a Popsicle Tray

How simple is this hack? You can organize your kids’ crayons using popsicle trays.

Get the tutorial on KFUNdamentals.

10. DIY Spin Art Machine With a Salad Spinner

The hack here isn’t the actual paper plates, but how you go about getting the finished results. This project is done using a simple item that you can find at any dollar store.

Get the tutorial on DIY Candy.

11. Catch Them Being Good With the Prize Box

If you like to reward your kids for the good things they do, this hack will show you how to use common dollar store items to create a prize box.

Get the tutorial on A Grande Life.