Ok. I know that tag line sounds strange. Can you really have too many storage containers?
Let me clarify. I have too many types of containers. Here is the photo collage of them all:
My fave go to containers are the following:
|I have these everywhere. I put all kinds of things in them.|
When you need Sticky clips you can take the can where you need it to go.
For book storage:
|These were a splurge buy. They are great because they fit almost all sizes of books.|
|I love that these fit chapter books perfectly.|
For folders and files, I started with these:
Then because I couldn't find those when I needed more I switched to these:
My advice is to go through your classroom and see how many types of storage containers you have. Could you have some that you could change out for matching? (I know I will be doing this step for sure!) Also, in looking at the containers it is like a progression through my years of teaching. As a beginning year teacher I bought containers (not enough) and thought they were great. Then over the years I needed other containers to fit different needs. I didn't really plan for consistency, and I ended up with a hodge podge of 20 different types of containers, whether I bought them or not. I wish I had planned ahead.