It’s the beginning of a new school year, and your to-do list is a mile long: You’ve got supplies to buy, lessons to plan, a room to set up, and names to learn. You don’t have time or money to waste. The dollar store can be your best friend to help you accomplish this!

We asked teachers across the country to share the most resourceful ways they use dollar store items in their classroom. From creative crafts to space-saving solutions, here are 20 innovative tips we love for kicking off the year without breaking the bank.