I tend to preface my posts by sharing that I am not an expert, but I do love to share what works for me. The first thing that I did in my pursuit of organization was to write down the different things that need to be stored or organized in my room. I wanted a place for practically anything and everything to go.
I wanted a place to store copies of worksheets or lessons for the week, I wanted a place to store papers that needed to be filed ( I had a towering stack of papers that sat for months on TOP of my filing cabinet…the shame, the shame), and I wanted a place to store papers that needed to be sent to the office or handed out. Next, I had to actually find the storage materials. This summer, I found inexpensive baskets and bins from the Dollar Tree and Michael’s.
I painted some of them to go along with my theme. Now that I had my storage containers, I just had to create by labels. This was my favorite part!
I created everything in PowerPoint, printed it out, laminated it, and hot glued it to my storage containers. And voila, I had solved part of my organization issue. I say that I partly solved it, because I had to actually put it into action.
So far this year, I have used almost all of my storage areas, and I have done so faithfully. I’m sure I will add more storage materials as the year goes on. I really want to provide a place so that literally every piece of paper has its place. I’m loving that I can actually see my desk on a consistent basis!
What do you do In your classroom to keep yourself organized? I would love to read your comments! Now, don’t you love these labels? Well, you might not be able to use all of them, but I’m sure you could use some of them. Go grab them from my TpT store here for free and please leave a rating and comment.