31 Days of Giveaways / #shareitsaturday 2 dollar store hacks to make your life easier

For today’s #shareitsaturday, I have 2 quick dollar store hacks to make your life easier!

#1 – Use a mess bag/hamper for all of your sand toys at the beach:

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This helps leave the sand at the beach (and not back at home) and also allows the toys to dry out easily. It’s cheap too – so you can buy several if needed to split toys up to fit better in your car or truck for travel. I like to split up sand toys and pool toys to make it easier.

They have a huge selection of these bags and hampers at the Dollar Tree.


I also like to keep these on hand in our suitcases to easily hold our dirty laundry while on vacation. They can fold right up in your suitcase, pop open for use at the hotel, then you can dump all the clothes back in your suitcase to head back home. Added plus – they don’t weigh much if you’re flying and have a checked bag weight limit!

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#2 – Use these handy baskets in the car to hold kids meals/snacks and make less of a mess!


You can also use them for toys/crayons/etc while traveling in the car. I picked up a bucket for each kid to keep in the car and use when needed.

Kylie and Brock had fun helping me shop 🙂


Today’s giveaway includes one mesh utility bag, one folding hamper and 1 organizing basket.


Simply comment below and tell us one thing on your must have items list from the dollar store.

1 winner will be selected to win all 3 items.

All entries should be made by 11:59pm on the day of this post – Saturday, Oct. 10.
A winner will be selected and announced in tomorrow’s post (and also contacted via email).
There’s no limit to how many items you can win this month – if you like the giveaway, enter via the comments! Simple and easy 🙂

The winner of yesterday’s Glow Stick Prize Pack giveaway is:


Natalie! Congratulations – you’ll be receiving an email with all of the details for your prize.

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6 replies to “31 Days of Giveaways / #shareitsaturday 2 dollar store hacks to make your life easier

  1. Went to Dollar Tree last night for glow sticks to go in the Halloween treat bags, from there, for my little third graders. Thought of that after yesterday’s blog. Love the foldable mesh laundry keeper idea for traveling. We’re going to Disney in December. Going to get one if those for out trip. Will probably need more than one for all our laundry that week! Love those baskets for school also.

  2. I love the Dollar Tree. Whenever I think of something I need I always stop by there first and see if I can figure out how to use things from there. I love the idea of using the baskets for snacks!

  3. I love the hamper for beach toys idea! I visit the dollar store frequently when planning birthday parties to see what I can use from there to make the parties the most cost efficient! 🙂

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