When space is at a premium, making use of every available storage opportunity in the classroom is important. As your teaching supply collection grows and the number of students in your classroom increases due to budget cuts, finding clever storage solutions is even more important. The creative storage ideas below will help control the clutter chaos and help you organize your classroom in no time.
Classroom Storage Ideas
Tackle Box Organizer Storage
Looking for a clever way to store all of those science experiment pieces? With a simple fishing tackle box, you can store everything from bottle caps to tennis balls to paint chips so that you have them handy when science calls. Keep a collection of simple science activities on index cards and store them in the box. Whether you use it for every day science lessons, or a rainy day activity, the tackle box can be the perfect storage solution for experiment supplies.
Make the most out of the back of your students’ chairs by hanging storage pockets on the back of them. This is especially helpful if you have tables in your classroom instead of desks. Each student can store his books, pencils and folders behind his chair for easy access and out of the way storage.
Closet doors can have new life when you install hanging pocket organizers. Whether you are organizing small supplies, center activities or writing folders, there is a hanging pocket organizer for your every need. Remember, magnetic pocket organizers add extra versatility as they can also be hung on the side of metal filing cabinets.
Windowsill Flower Boxes
If the windowsill is too narrow for binders, magazine holders or bins, use narrow flower boxes instead. Typically more narrow than common storage containers, windowsill boxes can offer additional storage space. What to store in such a bin? The possibilities are endless! Create a windowsill library and place books inside them. Organize glue and art supplies by keeping them together in this portable art station. And science on the go has never been easier than when magnifying glasses, science journals and pencils are stored inside. The ideas are limited only by your own imagination!
Most teachers usually find themselves reaching for the same items multiple times each day. Pens, pencils, markers, and sticky notes are all common tools of the trade. Instead of worrying about where you can store these daily essentials, wear a half-apron to keep yourself organized and store the items in the apron’s pockets. Whether it is a simple two pocket apron or a fancy, handmade multi-pocket creation, aprons offer organization in a clever and unobtrusive way.
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