Parents·Feb 21, 201526 Useful Dollar-Store Finds Every Parent Should Know AboutIf you've got a dollar, you can make your life easier.by Mike SpohrBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink BuzzFeed 1. Stop your kids from losing playing cards by storing them in travel soap box holders. shadytreediary.blogspot.jp These are also great for storing crayons, beads, stickers, and more. Learn more here. 2. DIY tube socks into super-cute baby leg warmers. yourbabydays.com Find out how here. 3. Combine a muffin tin with plastic cups to make a wonderfully mobile storage center for art supplies. babyclip.net 4. Buckets are a good choice for organizing art supplies too. therewasacrookedhouse.wordpress.com Learn more here. 5. Use a mesh laundry bag to hold sand toys at the beach. theidearoom.net The awesome thing about this is that you don't drag home a bunch of sand at the end of the day! Learn more here. 6. Keep your car clean by using a cereal container as a trash can. skilledwithkids.com 7. You can also keep your car in shape with a hanging shoe organizer. decorganizecrafts.blogspot.com Learn more here. 8. One more for the car: Keep your kids from making a mess on fast-food runs with this dollar-store staple. lookiewhatidid.blogspot.com 9. Craft boxes are perfect for organizing barrettes and hair ties. theidearoom.net Find out more here. 10. DIY on-the-wall storage for your kid's magnetic toys using dollar-store pizza pans. dollarstorecrafts.com Find the tutorial here. 11. Keep sippy cups organized using dollar-store baskets. blog.delightfulorder.com Never lose another sippy cup lid again. Learn more here. 12. Dollar store baskets are also amazing for outdoor activities. momnivores-dilemma.com Learn more here. 13. Dish racks make organizing school supplies easy. daybydayhsing.blogspot.com Ideal for homeschoolers. Learn more here. 14. DIY a crib rail cover using a pool noodle. babybumpapp.com Find out how here. 15. Ice-pop trays are surprisingly ideal for organizing your kid's crayons. teachjunkie.com Find out more here. 16. Make traveling with kids easier by putting together a supply box with items from your local dollar store. notimeforflashcards.com Find out more here. 17. Dollar-store frames are perfect for making window art with glue and food coloring. stillparenting.blogspot.com Find out how here. 18. They're also great for making a "family command center" board. girllovesglam.com Learn how to run a tight ship here. 19. Throw down a plastic table cloth before craft time for easy cleanup. meaningfulmama.com Learn more here. 20. A utensil tray is the key to keeping your kids' toothbrushes organized. familiesthatstick.blogspot.com Learn more here. 21. Kitchen sponges can be used to make low-cost ice packs for your kid's lunch box. thekitchn.com This way if your kid loses the ice pack it's no big deal. Learn more here. 22. Bring straws with you in a toothbrush container. chicaandjo.com This way you have them when you need them. 23. Put dollar-store baskets on the stairs for your kids to put their loose toys. mamawithideas.com Learn more about "crap baskets" here. 24. Toss glowsticks into the tub to make bath time a blast. racheldomesticated.com Learn more here. 25. Dollar-store toys and trinkets make perfect "Catch 'em being good" gifts. agrandelife.net Find out more about this positive reinforcement technique here. 26. There are also incredible finds for your kid's American Girl doll in the toy section. karenmomofthreescraft.blogspot.com After spending $100+ on the doll, you deserve these cool — and mercifully affordable — accessories. Learn more here. Want great parenting tips in your inbox twice a week? Sign up for the BuzzFeed Parents newsletter! And follow BuzzFeed Parents on Instagram to get parenting buzz directly in your feed!