Monday, June 11, 2012

Classroom Organizing Take 2- My Storage Bins

As many of you know I “love” Sterilite Bins- I have them in black and white. I do purchase them from Wal-mart as you can get them shipped to site in bundles and usually save a few $$$.
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Pretty soon they will have them in various colors, but I like to stick to plain old white & black as it coordinates with any theme and you can easily add some color with your interior labels.
I have found that copying labels onto cardstock and labeling them helps them to stay fresh all year. I adhere them to the “inside” of my drawers with clear tape.
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I am updating my bin labels this year to coordinate with my polka dot theme.
Click one of the pictures below to head on over to my TPT store and snag these up for your own room 30 labels for $2
Simply print, laminate, adhere

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I will be giving away my bin labels to one lucky person. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
I will randomly pick a comment tonight at 11 p.m.
Always,
Melissa

50 comments:

  1. I love cute labels! Makes a huge difference having things labeled and looking good! I'd like to do a little more organizing like what you have done this summer. The sterlite bins labeled month by month is something I'll probably start with.

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  2. I love the new labels! They would definitely fit with my color scheme for next year!

    henline.5@osu.edu

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  3. Love them! I love the polka dots!

    Rene Owens
    renetowens@sbcglobal.net

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  4. Cute! I've been busy doing the same thing.

    Cindy
    Primary reading party
    Cdelvalle81@gmail.com

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  5. I need to get more drawers. I love the idea of stacking them - the thought never even occurred to me until I saw this post!
    April
    ajohnson45039@yahoo.com
    Johnson's Jungle

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  6. You can never go wrong with black and white:) Would love to win and get a head start on my organization for the upcoming school year:)

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  7. I love polka dots! I'm definitely going to use these to help label all of my plastic containers. I hope I get chosen! :D

    Courtney
    3rd Grade Sprinkles
    courtneyice1@gmail.com

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  8. I would love to have your cute polka dot labels! Organization is my summer goal.
    love your blog too! Just posted some of your pirate centers on my blog, check it out!
    Tonia
    Mrsvento.blogspot
    Tvento1313@ msn.com

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  9. LOOOOOOOOOVE your labels!
    Jessica.Stanford@me.com
    Blessings,

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class

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  10. I love the bins and labels. I've been trying to figure out new organization ideas for my classroom. If you don't mind me asking what do you put in each month's bin? I know everybody does it differently. Some put themes, some put bulletin board items, etc. Thanks for sharing.

    Cara
    The Teacher's Backpack

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    1. Hi Cara-
      I store monthly items such as holiday pencils, stickers, foam pieces for crafts, holiday printer paper, special holiday/theme books. Larger items I store in X-Large tote style containers. If you go back a few posts, I added my polka dot TOTE labels free. You can snag them up. I think organizing is up to the teacher- We all have different styles, but you need to figure out what works for you!! I have tried many different things and this has worked successfully for me the last few years that's why I feel confident sharing and blogging about it!
      Good Luck
      Melissa

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    2. Thanks so much for replying. I teach 3 different grades each day, so I would have a lot of stuff in the bins if I put units in them or I would have a ton of the drawers. I will definitely check out the TOTE labels. Thanks for your suggestions.

      Cara
      The Teacher's Backpack

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  11. I love how organized you are! I also have polka dots in my classroom. The polka dot labels are great!
    Fran
    franm963@comcast.net

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  12. I love these! I'm currently re-doing everything with polka dots, too!

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  13. I love the labels and the bins! I'm going to start my first year teaching in the fall so any and all things organization are definitely what I need!
    Liz

    langhoff.elizabeth@gmail.com

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  14. I love how you've organized your stuff! I am so envious. I'm just starting and I can see it's going to be a huge job. I love your polka dot theme and I'm also going to try a polka dot theme.
    Lisa
    lisa_sardinha@hotmail.com

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  15. I love the labels. I would love to win them. That is a great idea to stick to the basic colors and then add cardstock. Love it!


    kimberlycollatos@comcast.net

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  16. So, so cute! I am really trying to organize all my stuff this summer. I have some of the sterlite containers, but with no labels. It is on my summer to do list.

    rieneal@ymail.com

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  17. Are you kidding me??!!! I worked on "polka-dotting up" my sterlite drawers last night!! They need your cute labels!! :_
    ggrant@greenville.k12.sc.us

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  18. Very cute labels! I love polka dots.

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  19. I need your labels!! See this post ... http://learningwithsusieq.blogspot.com/2012/05/im-just-little-bit-overwhelmed.html ...and you'll see why.

    Learning With Susie Q

    susieqsclass@gmail.com

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  20. Absolutely love this idea & your blog. I'm doing some organizing of my own as well. Follow my blog and you can check it out!

    Kate

    freshandfunfirstgrade.blogspot.com

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  21. These are so cute! I have been following you on TpT for awhile, but just started blogging so now I can follow you on your blog.
    www.kindertrips.blogspot.com

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  22. So cute! Just the right amount of color. Love the great ideas!!

    Grace
    gracepruim@gmail.com

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  23. I love these! I always love new organization ideas!

    delanej23460@aol.com

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  24. Love your organizational tips, could always organize day after day!!

    sarahmackey2@yahoo.com

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  25. I'm all about organization and I can see that you are also. I love the black and white polka dots. I hope you pick me!

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    1. Denise RichardsonJune 11, 2012 at 9:45 PM

      I'm Anoymous
      Denise Richardson
      Deniseyrichardson@gmail.com

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  26. I love these! I am currently planning a polka dot theme for my new 3rd grade classroom!!
    kristakillion@gmail.com

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  27. Very cute! And they go with everything.

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  28. I too am trying to organize my room this year and label everything. I am switching to polka dots! They are so fun!
    Thank you,
    Andrea
    aaparsons@hotmail.com

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  29. Labels! Labels! Labels! So cute and fun!!

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  30. I'm going to Wal-Mart to find some bins! Great idea and the polka dots are amazing and so cute!
    Jane
    rsmiramo@smsd.org

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  31. Super cute labels. I LOVE polka dots!!
    mommytokce@gmail.com

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  32. I need to get more drawers. Your labels are super cute!

    Shelly
    projectqn@tx.rr.com

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  33. I NEED these! Please. :)

    Emily
    eah719@hotmail.com

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  34. I love your labels. I need more storage units too. I need to be organized next year!

    Cindy
    CL14mentor@oh.rr.com

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  35. I love the new labels! I could definitely use them setting up my new classroom this year. My goal is to be as organized as I possibly can as a first year teacher.

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  36. Love your labels. I just started labeling my room after 7 years of teaching thanks to your other "freebie" labels! My room is starting to look great!
    kluxon@dist50.net

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  37. These are fabulous, Melissa! I just ordered the black Sterilite 3-drawer carts - 2 sets for 4 total. I got 4 sets of the wide drawers last year for each unit of my reading series (Treasures) with an "extra" drawer to spare! This worked so well that I wanted to organize "stuff" this year. Your labels are PERFECT and will fit right into my jungle theme. Polka dots go with most everything! :)

    Amy
    amymcelveen@yahoo.com

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  38. I am so disorganized but am determined to change.

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  39. Cute!
    Sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  40. Adorable & would match my classroom perfectly! ;-)
    Kclardy82@gmail.com

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  41. I love the polka dots and am changing many things in my classroom to them. I love your labels!
    cornettelesha@yahoo.com

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❤Melissa

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