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Free Storage Solutions

One person's trash can be a teacher's treasure. Try one of these "trashy" storage suggestions.

More Storage Ideas

For more classroom storage tips, visit Classroom Storage Tips at The Dollar Stretcher.

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Portfolio Holders
Fill empty cereal boxes with projects and presentations.

Have each student cover and decorate an empty cereal box, and then cover the decorations with contact paper. The box can be used throughout the year to hold students' reports, projects, audiotapes, videotapes, and more.

Clothesline Art
Hanging art keeps classrooms clean.

Hang a string along the length of the classroom to create a clothesline. Use clothespins to hang student work or classroom posters and charts.

Picture This
Empty film canisters hold change.

Label film canisters with each student's name and use them to store lunch/milk money.


Article by Linda Starr
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