Parents, grab your tips to head into the school season with these 9 Family Dollar Store Back-to-School Hacks for Busy Parents. This post is sponsored by Family Dollar. All inventive & thrifty opinions are my own.
9 Family Dollar Store Back-to-School Hacks for Busy Parents
Parents, it’s that time again. It’s time to stretch out those budgeting muscles and loosen up that savvy creativity. With back-to-school upon us, I’m staying organized and on-budget with these 9 Family Dollar store back-to-school hacks for busy parents. Ready to make the school year just a little easier? Grab the “school supplies” you didn’t know that you needed this school season, all with items from your local Family Dollar!
Save More While Giving Back
Parents, I totally get you. It’s a busy school season and we need to tackle this year with clever ideas and big savings. Every week I say thank you to my Family Dollar. I love that this family gem is literally a few blocks from my house, especially with the busy school season here. With two kids now in school, Family Dollar is the perfect place to stock up on those back-to-school essentials that we need (and didn’t know that we needed), all at budget friendly prices we love! Be sure to take advantage of the $5 off coupon on school and office supplies purchases over $15 that you can use toward back-to-school shopping! Also, this back-to-school season Family Dollar, together with Hellmann’s and Clorox, is donating $100,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
With $1 WOW deals, new weekly savings and Smart Coupons, I can stretch our budget even further with these 9 clever Family Dollar Store back-to-school hacks:
1. Dish Rack Homework Center
Time for homework? Pull out everything easily with this dish rack homework center. Organize folders, papers, notebooks, pencils and more in one place.
2. Throw-Away Ice Packs
Do your kids keep forgetting those lunchbox ice packs at school? Stay on budget with these throw-away ice packs! Just freeze a water soaked sponge inside a zip top sandwich bag. Pack with your child’s school lunch for pennies (perfect for field trips).
3. Ice Pop Crayon Organizer
Can’t find the right crayon? Keep everything organized at your desk with this ice pop desk organizer. Use each ice pop opening to find your favorite colors in a flash.
4. Travel Kit Portable Pencil Holder
Need just a few writing instruments? Carry them in style with this Portable Pencil Holder, made with a $1 travel toothbrush kit!
5. Photo Frame Command Center
Meals, homework, chores and family schedules can all be kept track in this handy Photo Frame Command Center. Some $2 Photo Frames, colorful paper and a set of dry erase markers are all you need to keep tabs on the busy week ahead.
6. DIY First Aid Kit
A travel cosmetic bag, small hand sanitizer, bandages and tissues are all you need for this DIY First Aid Kit, all for about $2! You could add a card with emergency contacts, allergies, and other medical info too. Perfect for size for your child’s backpack.
7. School Supply Shoe Organizer
Need to keep those school supplies in order? Use a hanging shoe organizer to hold all of those items. Organize and store everything in one place!
8. Clothespin Reminders
Clothespins are great items to “hold” your daily reminders. Use for homework, projects, errands and more, just decorate with some stickers/markers/paint to keep tabs on your busy school days.
9. Backpack Storage
Do your kids’ backpacks end up all over the house too? Use a handy over-the-door hook in a low spot for little hands (we use our kitchen cabinets!) to keep those backpacks neat and ready for the next day. Great for lunch bags too!
It may be a busy school year for this mom, but I’m ready to help my family have the best school year ever with these 9 Family Dollar Store back-to-school Hacks! Head to your local Family Dollar to stock up on those family essentials and follow Family Dollar via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for big savings, clever ideas and more.
What is your favorite Family Dollar Store Back-to-School Hack? Do you have a hack I should add to the list?
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I am in awe of your genius! Those are all such wonderful ideas for solving the back to school woes. Need that popsicle organizer for my own desk.
Jacquelyn Hughes says
I love the ice pop crayon holder idea. Im going to get one of those if I can find it. The throw away ice pack is brilliant too! Thanks for sharing!
Carol Cassara says
These are all awesome ideas and I think it’s definitely important to have everything organized before the school starts! It makes life easier for parents, without a doubt! Love these hacks!
Shannon Gurnee says
I love shopping at the Dollar Store. These are some creative Back to School hacks!
Our Family World says
I love the school supplies shoe organizer. That is totally awesome! I also like the ice pop crayon organizer. I will have to share these ideas with my sister. Her tween children are really giving her a hard time when it comes to putting things in their places.
Elizabeth M. says
I love the dish rack homework organizer. My kids are constantly wondering where extra paper, pencils, calculater etc. are. It would be great to just be able to point at this and know that everything they need is right there
Shane A says
My favorite ideas are the dish rack organizer and the toothbrush pen holder.
Sarah L says
The dish drainer for notebooks is a great idea.
Darcy Koch says
I never considered Family Dollar for the back to school shopping. It sure looks like they have several items. Plus, there are items I haven’t seen elsewhere.
Dorothy Boucher says
I love these ideas you have here, I really like the shoe organizer and the ice cream pop mold to hold the crayons. will be using that at home here.
ellen beck says
Family Dollar has some great bargains. Great hacks and time savers too.