New uses for old things: how you can use a shoe organizer in every room

follow site Most people own an over the door shoe rack, or have at least seen one. They’re cheap, they’re easy to find, and they’re strangely versatile. 

Most of us use them just like this:

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Did you know you can use them in almost every room?

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You can use them in your laundry room to store bottles of cleaner.

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Use one for extra storage in your kitchen pantry.


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How about in your mudroom or coat closet to store winter hats, gloves and scarves?


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How about in the playroom to store art supplies?

Or in your craft room to store your own crafty supplies?


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I have three of these things right now. I can’t wait to show you how I’m planning to use them.

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Organizing using the Target Dollar Spot 

​ First of all, I apologize for not posting yesterday. Do you ever just need a work day? I needed a work day yesterday to clean my house, do some yard work, and go to the grocery store. By the time I finished all those things, I realized I hadn’t uploaded my post. Sorry about that.

Earlier this week, I went to Target. We do not have a Target nearby,but we do have several within an hour range. I love the Dollar Spot and have found many neat and useful items there in the past few years.

One of the coolest things I found was this ruler framed chalkboard. How neat would this be in my classroom or in a craft room?

These peg board kits are only $5 and I almost bought one myself. I didn’t get it because I didn’t really have a place for it in mind.

Ruler hanging strips? Again, these could be awesome in your classroom, office or craft room.

I can think of lots of ways I’d use this $3 bath caddy.

The hanging pocket organizer and hanging cubbies are useful, too.

There are also jewelry organizers for small items. They had canvas fabric drawers as well but I didn’t get a picture.

I wanted one of these for my desk:

And a few of these for storing paperclips and such:

I came home with some pencils and watercolor note cards. If you’re a college student, a teacher, or an organizing fiend like me, you need to get yourself to Target. You won’t be disappointed. 

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An organized classroom: using binders to organize student info, data, and more!

Just like my home, everything in my classroom has a place, and everything belongs in its place. Yesterday I shared about how I use drawer dividers and bins to organize my classroom. Today, I am going to share how I use binders to organize my room.

For starters, I took the first three quarters of the school year and created binders with lesson plans, tests and quizzes, and lesson materials for each quarter. Fourth quarter is review, if you’re wondering why there is no fourth quarter binder. 
The binder on the far left contains things that are useful when planning lessons. There is a binder for student data that includes test scores, reading and mathematics test data, and some reading assessment info. The student info binder contains locker lists, class lists, and other info. The parent contact binder is what it sounds like: a binder for recording conversations and meetings with parents. There is also a binder for daily language review worksheets. I also created a substitute binder that contains emergency lesson plans, emergency info, bell schedules, extra assignments, and information about how my class is run. 
Similar to my home binder, which I’ll be blogging about this coming week, I have a school binder. My school binder contains lesson plans for the week, calendars, a handheld agenda calendar, a zipper pouch that houses my agenda, a highlighter and pens, student information, class rosters, and it also has sections for each meeting we are involved in on a regular basis. I carry it everywhere so there is no reason to ever not have something that I need! 
I hope you enjoyed my classroom binder system. I will be sharing my home binder soon! 
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