The “Gorgeous” $1 Dollar Tree Organizer You Can Use in Every Room (Especially for Kitchen Clutter!)

published Apr 18, 2024
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Circa March 2021: Dollar Tree Discount Store. Dollar Tree offers an eclectic mix of products for a dollar.
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When it comes to kitchen organization, food containers can be challenging to store long-term. Stacking lids and containers separately and according to size looks orderly… until it doesn’t. Russian doll-ing sets saves space but regularly tests patience and commitment. But before you surrender to the chaos, I may have some good news — after watching this viral home organization TikTok, I realized the answer to my storage conundrum might be an item I would have never put in my kitchen: a book bin. 

Dollar Tree’s plastic book bins have been game-changers in classrooms, libraries, and pantries for a while now, but shoppers are especially excited about the new line of $1.25 decorative floral book bins, as seen halfway through the video above (and in this gorgeous pantry makeover that shows them in more detail). In addition to storing food container lids and pantry goods — cans, pastas, snacks, sauces, you name it — the short yet spacious bins can be placed all around the kitchen to hold flatware, napkins, and even cleaning supplies. 

Lightweight and gorgeous, the book bins can sit out on countertops without looking like eyesores, thanks to the airy cutouts of flowers and other dainty shapes. The book bins are currently available in muted tones of light blue, sea green, and gray, so they’re sure to add a touch of flair to your space, no matter your decor style. Plus, you can find matching bins of other shapes and sizes at Dollar Tree to complete the look.

“These bins are the best because they are so narrow,” says one TikToker as she organizes her food storage container lids. “These are super simple to keep your lids organized.” And just like that, my storage problem is solved! Unfortunately, these game-changing bins are currently only available for in-store purchase. If you can’t get your hands on them or any other Dollar Tree bins, keep reading.

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In case you don’t live near a Dollar Tree (or they’re sold-out at your local store), don’t worry: Amazon has some colorful storage bins for a few dollars more, and Target has a handful of options of decorative storage baskets here, too. If you want to buy bins in bulk, Amazon also has organizing bin 12-packs in three color options at a steal of a price. On my organizing adventures, I’ll never overlook a non-kitchen storage find for the space again!

Buy: Storex Small Book Bins 6-Pack, $28.86