Organize your Classroom Supplies

Summer is a great time to decide how you will organize your supplies for next year.  I am changing rooms next year and will have shelves instead of cubbies, but the containers and labels will still work great.

Here is the supply cubbie I have had for the last few years:
Sterilite Small Bin
I love the Sterilite Small Bins. I have used plastic shoeboxes, fabric boxes, and other bin versions.  I like these the best.   Here's why:
  • They are very durable, strong, and don't bend out of shape
  • They stack!  You flip in the handles and they stack. 
  • They are easy to pull out of cubbies and shelves because of the handles.
  • They are easy for the kiddos to carry, so I store manipulatives in these too and the kids hand out and pick up the manipulatives easily.
  • They are available at Target and The Container Store and lots of other places as well for approximately $2.50.

Now the labels are a few years old and not very fancy (one is missing, you can see) so I needed a label update.  
You can get your own FREE set by clicking on the picture below.
 If you like something a little fancier, check out my stores for other designs such as the one below:
Polka Dot

Now on to make some of those cute Pinterest scrapbook paper covered clipboards!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
Photobucket Pin It


  1. Thanks for sharing, I'm you newest follower. I found you through Manic Monday.

  2. I use the sterlite baskets, too. I really like them, I am considering spray painting them in my new classroom colors- blue and green. I like your polka-dot labels!

  3. I love those bins! I use many different sizes in my classroom. Mostly in my library. I've gone through a lot of boxes/bins too and these are definitely the best.

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  4. I heart your freebies! Thank you for sharing! P.S. I am your newest blog & pinterest follower! When you get a chance come on over to check out my newbie blog!

    I Heart My Kinder Kids

  5. Love your labels-I found you through Manic Monday. I am your newest follower.
    Learn with ME in Grade Three

  6. I have these in each of my kids cubbies and for my math and literacy stations. They are awesome! It doesn't matter how many times my kids drop them, they survive! :-) I'm your newest follower!

  7. I love your blog!! I've awarded you the One Lovely Blog award! Stop by my blog and pick it up :)


  8. Love the labels. I homeschool, but LOVE to organize! Thank you!! :)

  9. Hi!
    I've just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award! Congrats!
    Come check it out!
    Miss Elementary

  10. thanks for the labels and the wonderful info.

  11. Where did you get your cubby holder at?? I have been looking everywhere!!!


Thanks for sharing with me.