This is going to be the year, right? The year you are really, really going to get organized! No more paper stacks, lost copies, or overflowing file folders. No more wondering where those thirty glue sticks are or if there are enough colored pencils!
This is the year, and these inspiration ideas can help you get there!!
Here are nine super easy classroom hacks to help you get (and stay!) organized!
#1 Go big or go home!
Check out this amazing organization box. Talk about a place for everything! If you have the floor space in your classroom, these drawers will hold supplies galore! I love the idea of spray painting to coordinate with your classroom decor.
#2 DIY Spice-it-Up
This DIY is super economical — using paper box lids! You could easily wrap the lids with colorful contact paper (maybe even heavy-duty wrapping paper) to give this money-saving idea a little more flash.
#3 Plastic Drawers, Take 1
Stack three sets of plastic drawers to make a great paper organizer. Revise the drawer names to fit your teaching needs — I always include a drawer labeled “extra copies” for students who are absent or lose a page. You can also customize these for the classes you teacher rather than the days of the week.
#4 Plastic Drawers, Take 2
#5 Mailboxes made Easy
I’ve always longed for rows of beautiful wooden mailboxes or cubbies, but using a crate and file folders works too. Cute and easy — great idea for where work goes for absent students. I like keeping my mailbox crate at the door to my classroom, so students can grab their “mail” as they leave the room.
#6 Color Code, Take 1
#7 Color Code, Take 2
#8 Way Cool Ideas
I love idea #4, and #3…and #7. Okay, I love them all!
#9 And if you can’t organize it…cover it all up!
Want more organizational inspiration?
What ideas do you think you could implement to make your organizational journey a success?