Way back in January 2018, I boasted (with much justification, IMO), about how I'd buckled down
and invested a decent amount of time in finally
doing a proper organization/re-organization of mine and Jeff's then-cluttered apartment (which in those days was usually messy because "It's not that I oppose putting things back where they belong; it's that this particular thing HAS no designated belonging-place"); I started out with some stackable plastic countertop drawers I already happened to have on hand, but also bought lots of organizational stuff from Dollar Tree because they had an entire aisle of plastic storage/organizational stuff--mainly bins, boxes and trays in various sizes ranging from "shelf/locker bins" to smaller trays and boxes for organizing drawers. When I did that first major home-organization in early 2018, I made several trips to Dollar Tree to buy storage items to subdivide one large empty space into several smaller spaces, before filling said space with stuff. I also told various people here, when they expressed interest in similar organization binges in their own homes, that if they needed small plastic drawer or shelf storage, Dollar Tree stores all had an entire aisle dedicated to such items, for far lower prices than even Walmart or Target asked for the same size and type of items. Then in 2020, when being stuck at home because of covid was a new thing, I went on another home-reorg spree, resulting in a couple more Dollar Tree supply visits.
But apparently, Dollar Tree stores have stopped selling those particular plastic storage items -- the past three times I visited my local DT, since the start of this year, the plastic-storage aisle was almost empty and looked as though it had never even been re-stocked (they had only the same handful of unwanted reject items there each time). Then yesterday, Jeff and I visited a grocery store some distance from us, in a better neighborhood than ours, and next to the grocery was another Dollar Tree, much bigger and nicer than the one nearest me, so I went in there to see if they had any plastic storage -- nope, that store didn't even have a labelled aisle for such things.
Tl;dr: apparently Dollar Tree discontinued their various lines of inexpensive plastic storage containers I'd relied on for sorting and holding sundry small, easy-to-lose items.
"Myself, despite what they say about libertarians, I think we're actually allowed to pursue options beyond futility or sucking the dicks of the powerful." -- Eric the .5b