Make your own lunchbox icepacks from dollar store sponges soaked in water and put in ziplock bag. When they thaw, the sponge absorbs the water. I completely forgot about this handy trick!

1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water

DIY Ice pack: The soap doesn't solidify so it molds to the shape you need. Full site of cheap DIYs!

Wasp Trap - I HATE wasps!!! They always chase me in the summer when I try to water our flowers & herb garden on the patio! Not. Any. More.

Keep Bugs Out of Your Drink With a Cupcake Liner...super cute for a party or cookout!

Homemade Mosquito Repellent with just 2 essential oil blends! Easy to make and smells great! It works great and it's safe to spray on your skin. There are NO harsh chemicals with this recipe and it's very very inexpensive to make (unlike the natural mosquito repellents in the store).

1. Buy plates from Dollar Store 2. Write things with a Sharpie 3. Bake for 30 mins in a150 oven and its permanent! Put recipe on, give as gift, they keep the recipe plate! Cute idea!

Make this! So simple, yet so freaking smart.

How to make homemade ice cream in a baggie. This is just as cool as my homemade butter in a canning jar. Oh how I wish I could take credit for coming up with this one, but I can't. I saw it in Disney Family Fun Magazine the other day and thought it was such a great idea. I whipped up a few batches in no time and soon we were eating homemade ice cre

Take a spray bottle, fill it about 1/8th full with rubbing alcohol, add a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap, a few drops of scented oil (optional, but makes it smell so good), fill the rest of the way with water, shake together, and you're good to go! It makes your granite (or any counter top) shine and feel so smooth at a fraction of the price~I have loved it and use it on my appliances as well.

Great idea for storing scarves or belts.

Buy mesh bags from dollar store and fill with downy unstoppables then place in linen closet for fresh smelling towels and sheets all the time!

awesome for cook outs. Mosquito trap - Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there.

Washing your washer. Another pinner said: Seriously easy, no wonder our clothes were not getting clean... after the second soak, the water was GROSS!!! -- pin now, look later

no more open bags of flour/sugar getting everywhere...no more cramming them in a zip lock

Travel bottles as salad dressing containers. AH!!! FINALLY! I can never find something small and portable that doesn't spill for salads. AWESOME idea!

Things to buy at the Dollar Store, and a few things to avoid. This is a pretty helpful list.

Sponge Ball for Summer Water Fun!

Refill air freshners. NOTE: There is a definite "OMG" factor that I will forever associate with plug-in oils now.. I will NEVER buy one again, other than for the purpose of refilling!! Love this!

use dollar store garment bag as spray paint booth.

Princess bags .....made with dollar store bags, tulle and hot glue.