To be perfectly honest, I. Hate. Clutter. I hate it in my house. I hate it in my classroom. But, without having a ton of storage (in my home or at school) I have to find ways to organize it all (or atleast hide it)! So, I turn to baskets and bins!
Since it's summer, I don't have a ton of pictures to share of my classroom and the way I use my bins, but I'll try my best to describe them to you!
These plastic drawer organizers have quickly become my best friend in my classroom! I use them A LOT! For myself and my students.
Back when I was a supply teacher, one of the first purchases I made was a plastic storage unit to organize all my copies each week! It's going on eight years now, and I just love how it STILL keeps me organized each week!
This handy, dandy little organizer is PERFECT for organizing my copies for each week! I chose to get a 6-drawer organizer instead of a 5 drawer so that I could have a drawer for extra copies and store anything for the next week!
I made some cute little labels to make them fun! Grab them for free, here!
I also use plastic storage drawers for my students! When I first started teaching I used an extra desk for each team/group and placed community supplies on top. Then, as my class size started going up. And up. And up. I ran out of extra desks and needed something else to store their supplies. So, I invested in 3-drawer storage carts.
I place one of these in front of each team and use it to store community supplies! I always use fun little storage bins for pencils, scissors, glue, etc. Then, I use the drawers for anything and everything! It seems to change each year, but lately I've been using them to store their banks (for a positive behavior incentive), dry erase boards, and their reading bags!
They don't take up a whole lot of space, help store things, and have lasted for awhile! Definitely worth the initial investment!
How do you store paper and student supplies in YOUR classroom!? Head to the Primary Peach to read more Organizational Tips and Tools and link-up to share yours! I can't wait to read!