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The nice thing about the dollar store is that everything is so cheap. The bad thing about the dollar store is that the quality is typically just as cheap. The dollar store normally sells large Popsicle trays. These are normally used to freeze water and juice for kids to eat. However, they are perfect pen and crayon organizers. The openings are normally big enough to store quite a few pens at a time. Another tip… Doors can be slammed by kids which is very annoying. You can prevent this happening by using pool noodles. Simply cut a section of pool noodle to a short length, and then cut a slit into it. This can be slipped over the edge of the door which will stop it slamming and also stop your kids from getting their fingers trapped in the door when it shuts. We used to let our boys pick out a toy or two from the dollar store but they always broke the very same day and so we never go any more. But now I have a great reason. Just found this excellent roundup of dollar store craft ideas and DIY projects – over 50! Find Saved By Love Creations’ full article: SavedByLoveCreations: Dollar Store Crafts Roundup