Whether you’re a public, private, or homeschool teacher, keep your classroom organized with these Dollar Tree finds all without breaking the budget. Over the years, the Dollar Tree has really expanded their school section, providing more options than ever. Keep reading to see our must-have list.
How to Organize Your Classroom with Storage Bins
The first thing you’ll want to do is look at the amount of space you will have to work with. If your classroom is filled with bookshelves, cubbies, and wall space, then you’ll have lots of room for storage bins. Even if you don’t have lots of shelves or storage space, you can still utilize several storage bin options.
Next, consider how you want your storage spaces to look. This can also include if you want a particular color theme. The Dollar Tree offers solutions in solid colors, pastel colors, translucent, and more. Regardless of what you choose, it’s also a great idea to purchase labels so you will know what’s inside of the storage boxes, bins, and baskets that you choose to use.
Once you’ve figured out space and purchased what you want to fill it with, all that’s left is to decorate! Be sure to introduce your students to your organization setup so they are familiar with where to put things (back) when they use them. This will also help keep your classroom clean!
Keep Your Classroom Organized with these Dollar Tree Finds
Keeping your classroom clean and organized doesn’t have to be expensive. With a variety of baskets, storage containers, plastic bins, hooks, and more – you’ll have your classroom ready to go in no time. In the event your Dollar Tree doesn’t carry some of the items noted below – or if you don’t have one near your – you can conveniently order online!
Compartment caddies come in handy if you have different centers in your room and you need something to keep supplies separate. They’re also perfect to keep a variety of supplies organized on shelves and in cabinets.
Looking to keep books, magazines, and other slightly larger items organized? These locker-style bins have handles, which means they can be stored in cubbies, cube-like bookshelves, and on top of tables. They also come in a variety of colors and can help you create a unique color scheme in your classroom.
Help your students keep their desks organized with these plastic baskets. They are perfect for holding pens, pencils, markeres, coloring pencils or bigger items like glue, scissors, disinfectant wipes, and more. They are the perfect size for storing in a desk, locker, or storage cubes.
Store important classroom supplies safely in these plastic boxes with lids. They are big enough to keep a lot of things stored together and in one place. Add labels to the outside so you’ll know what’s in them and can easily access what you need.
Have a designated place for your student’s to turn in their papers or easily grab busy-work worksheets with these letter baskets. They have are laser cut with a cute daisy design and come in cute pastel colors. Having several of these in your classroom will help keep those pesky papers organized.
Storage tubs always come in handy if you need to store big supplies like science or art center items. If you have a preschool classroom, these are perfect for storing toys, circle time items, and more. The tubs also have handles making carrying the items a breeze.
These cloth-lined storage bins are ideal for also storing large items in your classroom. If you are short on space, a few of these can go a long way. Although you can’t see through them, there is plenty of space on them for labeling.
There are so many other storage solutions you can purchase from the Dollar Tree to keep your classroom neat and organized. The ones mentioned above are some our favorites that are sure to help you get a jumpstart on decorating and organizing your classroom. Do you use storage bins in your room? Tell us about your favorite ones in the comments below!
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