These Dollar Tree Back to School Organization ideas will help every member of your family! I’m sharing my BEST ideas for elementary students, busy parents, and also teens who have lockers! These storage and organization ideas are not complex- you don’t need to build anything. They are simply a way of finding new and efficient uses for everyday items… and that saves you time AND money! Below are my BEST Back to School organizational ideas from packing lunches to the car rider line, all from Dollar Tree!
Dollar Tree Back to School Organization for Lunches
Lunch Packing Station Idea
Sometimes my kids forget that we purchase items specifically for their lunches each week and instead ask for those things as a snack. Having a lunch packing station in our pantry gives my kids a visual that “these things are for school lunches”! It also enables us to pack lunches in a snap because much of what we need is organized together. I like to keep all of our lunch items in color-coded bins according to which child’s lunch they go to. (Everyone has their different preferences, you know!)
Fridge Storage for School Lunch Supplies
I keep everything for my kids’ lunches in one drawer in the fridge. It makes packing the refrigerated items so easy! These bins are SO helpful in keeping all of the lunch supplies organized within the drawers.
Dollar Tree Back to School Organization for Kids
Locker Décor Idea
I love the Dollar Tree little pencil cups for the lockers! It’s so easy to glue a magnet on. You could even spray paint them whatever color goes with your student’s locker décor theme!
Desk Organization for Kids
Back to School means homework time! It might sound rather silly, but these ice cube trays are PERFECT for keeping all of the little desk accessories contained on my daughter’s desk! It’s perfect to hold erasers, paper clips, mini post-it notes, and push pins for her bulletin board.
Book Case Bin Idea
For elementary school kids who are just learning to read, I really like to use bins on their bookshelves. You can choose to group the books by subject, by author, or by fiction / non-fiction. My kids are much more likely to grab a book bin and look through it rather than try to access the many books crammed in a row on their bookcase.
Dollar Tree Organization Ideas for the Car Rider Line
Special Car Rider Line Toys Idea
If you have younger kids, sometimes the car rider line wait is brutal, isn’t it? I have a small bin of toys, books and activities that my younger ones can keep themselves entertained with. Here’s the catch: they can ONLY use the items from the bin while we are waiting for the big kids in the car rider line! My kids actually get excited for the car rider line because they look forward to those items! The Dollar Tree bins are perfect for holding things like this!
Dollar Tree Car Snacks Bin Organization Idea
I don’t know about your kids, but mine are always ravenous when they are through with school! So, I have a Tupperware-style bin of snacks my kids can choose from right when they get in the car. Often, we are headed to a sports practice or lesson, so this idea truly helps tide them over until we get home for dinner. Just a reminder to never have chocolate in your Dollar Tree Car Snacks Bin because the chocolate can melt when you’re inside running other errands or waiting for your kids inside at a practice!
Bonus Dollar Tree Organization Ideas
- This Dollar Tree Homework Station cost only $3 to make! There’s a free printable, too!
- These Dollar Tree Organization Hacks are the BEST I have seen!!