Weekend Warriors: Classroom Storage Ideas

It's a fact. Teachers have a lot of STUFF. It can seriously take over the room and bury us alive if we let it! I am back today to share another tip that really helps with classroom organization. My Weekend Warriors friends are also here to share some swell October Organizing ideas with all of you.

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When I found out I would be getting oodles of math centers and manipulatives with our new math series, I honestly had mixed feelings. I am excited to have all of these great materials, but I am pretty much out of storage space without new STUFF coming into the room. If you have storage issues too, you might try what I did!

 If you need to conquer the clutter...hide it and stack it up!

 For storage solutions for my math manipulatives, centers, craft pieces or just about anything... 
 I now look for stacking tubs with lids.

I purchased lots of these beauties at Lakeshore. They were a bit pricey, but SO worth it. They last for years and come in a variety of great colors. I picked up two different sizes. One set is shallow but wide enough to hold recording sheets, game mats and all center materials. Because they have lids, they stack and that saves space!

The other set is deeper and perfect for manipulatives, card sets and other things. 

What I love best about these tubs is the fact that they are so colorful and fun.

 My new bins are great except for the fact that you cannot see what is inside.
 It really helps to have some clear containers for things too.  

I like everything in its place and prepped way in advance.
Here we have my crafts for the rest of October and into November prepped and stored away in Sterilite containers from Target. All of my turkey project pieces are copied, cut apart and ready to assemble!

When our Fun Friday crafting begins, I simply pull out a project tub! 

My goal is to continue to add to my container collection and eventually label everything. It will be a work in progress!

You will find these and other ideas STORED away on our Pinterest Board! 

You can follow our board by clicking on the image above. 
As always, feel free to Pin any ideas you see here to your boards.

I wonder what tips the other Weekend Warriors are sharing today... Let's head over and check it out!


  1. Oh my goodness I am in awe that you have turkey crafts already prepped for November! You are amazing!!!! :)

    First Grade Smiles

  2. Where oh where did you order the bins from? Some just like that where left in my room and they are fantastic. I would love to get more!!!
    I'm looking for the exact ones you have in the third photo.
    (Blue,Green,Orange, Red)
    Please let me know. Thank you


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