Dollar Tree Faves: The Mini Recycle Bin Uses
I have declared my love for Dollar Tree (DT) more times than I can count. Today, I’m sharing one of my recent DT finds, the mini recycle bin!
I know what you’re thinking and at first glance this may seem like a random purchase
and blog post but just hear me out, okay? I love several things about the mini
trash/recycle bins at DT:
- - They’re mini. I mean, everything is cuter when it’s mini!
- - The flip-top design.
- - The fun colors.
- - The life-like semblance to its full-size counterpart.
I picked one up and I knew exactly how I was going to use it. On the ride home, however, I came up with multiple uses for it and thought I’d share them with you... ya know, because maybe if I talk about it, I can avoid buying more. For now. Because I luh you. Because you’re awesome... let's get to it.
I saw something similar and thought it was such a cute idea. I mean, it's a MINI recycle bin and, like we just established, everything is cuter when it's mini (food, toys, people... everything!).
I wasn't sold on the price. That's $10 for two bins from Walmart. I'm pretty sure they are priced for even more elsewhere so, finding them for $1 at DT?! Amazing.
Doll Trash Can
I don't know if you've ever shopped for American Girl accessories but they are NO joke. Apparently, when you make things mini, they become cuter and MORE expensive!
$5 isn't too bad but why spend that when you can find them for $1 without paying an added shipping cost?
I am debating whether I should buying 3 more of these mini bins to stand in my bathroom drawer. I think they would work perfectly to organize my bobby pins, hair ties, etc. I love the idea of the flip top to make opening and closing a breeze. I don't know about you but, like with Tupperware, removing lids can get on my nerves but I like the look of a lid. A quick flip top to open and close would be great for those items I need to grab quickly when styling my hair.
I may not have a green thumb but I think one of these with a small slow-growing plant would look adorable on a desk.
These bins make perfect favors (filled with candy or crayons), drinking cups, centerpieces, cutlery holders, etc. If you are hosting a Dump Truck themed party (I know little ones are fascinated when it's recycle/trash day) or even a Dump Truck Cake. How cool would it be as an addition to this pretty cake?
My purpose for the mini recycle bin was to have a trash can for my cup holder in the new car. I vow to keep it clean. Within the first few days, I realized a lot of my car clutter comes from little pieces of trash that collect in the center console. For example, I stopped for gas and a receipt printed, I ate a mint and needed to dispose of the wrapper, I stopped for Starbucks and the stirrer straw came in a wrapper... all of those items NEED a place to go. I don't want to have a bag hanging or trash all in my car (been there and done that). This mini recycle bin is perfect and I love it!
BONUS: Thank You Gift Idea!
We've all been there. It's that moment when you needed a listening ear and spoke with someone close to you. That person gave you the patience, the judgment-free zone, and the time you needed. How awesome would this little bin work filled with goodies, placed in a small bag and a tag that said, "sorry for dumping on you!" Wait, it gets better! Here's a bonus:
I know and you're welcome! Honestly, this blog is pretty-much-basically a diary for all my crazy. Thanks for reading, supporting, and making my crazy feel normal.