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Workshop ideas to create a well-organized workshop with plenty of storage space and work space for all your DIY projects.

12 Workshop Supplies You Should Always Buy at the Dollar Store

The DIY attitude embraces affordability and accessibility for everyone, no matter how tight your budget. Sometimes that means stepping outside the box in procuring your materials from someplace unexpected—like the dollar store! The trick is to identify the materials and tools that don't require the highest quality. While a precision tool or exotic hardwood may require an investment, you don't need to go high-end with every purchase. Many workshop items are essentially interchangeable, and can be picked up at a discounted price. Here are 12 items to stock your workshop that are readily available at the dollar store.