It’s a great idea to go on a camping trip from time to time and get close to nature. The thought of camping may be daunting for some because it takes away all the comfort of home and would test how you manage to make do with what you have. Lucky enough, there are dollar store camping hacks that will ease that for you.
The key to a successful camping trip is preparation, and there’s no other place to go to than your nearest dollar store. Head out there now and bring this list of 16 camper hacks and tricks to ensure a memorable camping trip.
Toilet paper tubes
You can bring toilet paper tubes stuffed with laundry lint that will help you start a fire.
Just light it up and stack dried branches, leaves, and twigs on top to keep the fire going.
These little flashlights and headlamps will come in handy at night. And they’re light so they don’t add too much weight in your bag.
Besides storing your laundry and wet shoes, you can also store your wet plates, utensils, and other kitchenware inside to dry away from flies and insects.
You can also use it to store little items you’ll need within arm’s length. The see-through mesh will help you identify which bag you used for it.
Use the clamps to secure your clothesline or the clothes hanging on your clothesline. You can also use it to clip your table cloth to your table so it doesn’t fly off.
Shower caps are a great item to bring on a camping trip to give you at least a few camping comforts like you’re at home.
You can use them to store dirty shoes or cover your food bowls from flies and insects. Just remember not to interchange the two.
This is a great find at the Dollar Tree! It’s a two-in-one drinking bottle. The top part holds the water or drink. And the bottom unscrews into a drinking cup.
If you prefer to camp with your vehicle, one of the car camping hacks you can do is to use stackable boxes.
Your car may have compartments and all, but there’s nothing more convenient than additional storage.
These boxes are great for keeping things organized. In one box, you can keep games for the family. In another box, you can keep the supplies for the campfire. And in another box, you can keep a flashlight and other similar items.
Stackable pill containers
Yes, you can use these to bring your medicine to your trip. And you can also use this to store the spices you’ll need during the trip.
Just make sure to label them correctly. You don’t want to use salt when you want sugar.
Using storage caddies from the dollar store should be one of your camping organization hacks!
You can use this caddy either for your utensils and keep it organized. Or you can use it to store your shower items.
You can use the frisbees two ways during camping trips. One, you can play with them, just be careful not to throw too hard. Second, they can double as paper plate holders.
Keep your dirty laundry in a hamper.
Hampers will make sure all dirty laundry is in one place making your camping setup much cleaner with less clutter.
Here’s a smart camping idea! You can also use pool noodles for the tent ties.
Just cut them in half and stick it on the tent ties. You can also use the pool noodles for the toilet bucket.
Smart dollar store camping Hacks: Glow sticks
These are great to use at night! When one member of your party has to leave, you’ll still be able to spot them because of these glow sticks. And you can also wrap it around the tent ties so no one will trip on them.
Bring little loofahs so each person has their own. And it’s small so it’s easy to store away.
First aid essentials
This isn’t a hack but you’ll need these for the camping trip. And they’re just a dollar at the Dollar Tree store! So stock up!
Make your favorite s’mores using skewers
Buy 4-pack skewers and use them to grill marshmallows over a campfire.
You can also use them for hot dogs! You can search your local Dollar Store to see if you can buy a single skewer stick for just $1.
These are just a few dollar store camping hacks you can use for your next camping trip. You can always look around for more items in the store that you think could make your camp life easier. What’s your favorite camping hack? Let us know!
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