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    23 Products To Help Keep Your Classroom Organized This Year

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    1. Some wall storage pockets to keep papers off your desk and on the wall—so you'll know exactly where your lesson plan is on Monday morning and won't have to spend 15 minutes searching for it.

    Promising review: "I purchased these to hang on a bulletin board in my classroom to organize my copies. These are high quality and very durable. I stapled the top of mine to the bulletin board and then sort my copies for each day into each slot. I’ve easily had over 300 pages in one of these (spread out amongst the different pouches), and it hangs easily on my bulletin board. It has helped my organization so much, and it is out of the way, not taking up any counter space. I highly recommend this product!" —Dusky

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.99.

    2. Some pen and pencil holders you can use on your desk to keep all those random things you've accumulated from students organized, but not in a big huge pile.


    Promising review: "I love it! I use the two black organizers for my students in my classroom for pencils, pens, erasers, and highlighters. They all commented on how they loved it! I use the two clear organizers for my desk at home. I highly recommend these." —Demi

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    3. A 10-drawer cart that'll not only be a great place to stash things, but also add a bright spot to the room.

    Promising review: "I love this product! I am using it in my classroom to organize papers I need to grade, as well as ones I need to organize and papers that need to be delivered to the office. I have two others that are smaller. One is multicolored, and the other is black to store papers that my students turn in (by period), and work I need to return (also by period). This one is so much wider than the other ones I have and I love the size of it. It holds so much and it's awesome that we are able to take these out." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $33.50 (available in six variations).

    4. Some pencil baskets so you don't have to ~point~ out where they go at the end of the class, your students *should* know where to put their pencils if these are hanging around.


    Promising review: "I use these with my students for their writing items—dry erase markers, wet erase markers, highlighters, pencils, etc. Each child has their own, and they have taken better care of the products because they feel like they are 'their own' because they place them in their own basket. The class went from being a disorganized mess to being an organized area focused on learning, with the organization managed by the students themselves!!!" —Catherine

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $15.99.

    5. A storage center you're going to have ~a-round~ for a long time because it is just so dang useful.


    Promising review: "This is a Godsend for me. I teach I work with first grade children who need reading intervention. Almost all of our work is 'hands-on' at a large table in my room. This carousel holds so many of the items I need in the moment. I LOVE it." —TCH2RD2

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    6. A five-shelf book shelf to display all the wonderful titles you have and prove to your students that reading really is great.

    Promising review: "I needed some place to display my holiday and monthly books that could withstand 26 first graders from year to year. This has been a great addition to my classroom and my students love seeing the books throughout the day. This display creates a special place for my holiday books that my kiddos enjoy going to." —William Suess

    Get it from Amazon for $152.69+ (available in single or double sided).

    7. A daily schedule pocket chart so everyone always knows what's going on and you *probably* won't be asked, "What are we doing next?" approximately 100 times a day.


    Promising review: "I used this chart to display each day's schedule for my fourth-grade class. We were an inclusive classroom, so I had multiple students who are differently-abled and require an advanced notice of the day's schedule. The chart is durable, the cards held up, and it looked bright and cheery hanging on my wall. I do which that there was a strip for Language Arts. However, I am incredibly pleased with my purchase." —Chicken Mommy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in black and blue).

    8. A desk organizer because no matter what grade you teach, you should keep your desk organized to (hopefully) keep yourself organized as well.


    Promising review: "This is sturdy enough to hold all my textbooks and folders in my high school classroom. I am very pleased." —CoJoLo

    Get it from Amazon for $22.97 (available in three varieties and black, white, and pink).

    9. Chair-back pockets so your students have a place to store their stuff right behind them.


    Promising review: "These are AHHHMAZING! I teach first grade, and I purchased 6 of these. I put one at each table for the table captain. Inside, I put the usual items that we use every day and this has saved SO MUCH TIME during transitions. The student's love being table captain cause they get to have the cool seat, and it makes my life so much easier. So, it's a win-win situation. These are made from durable plastic coated canvas and the color does not fade with washing. These are definitely made to last more than a year or two so it's worth the investment! They look great, they're organized with appropriate sized pockets, and they fit most elementary sized chairs." —Jessica Samaniego

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29+ (available in red/blue and yellow/blue).

    10. A 36-pocket organizer you could use for a variety of different thing—including calculators or phones if you want to ensure that your students are not texting at all during class.


    Promising review: "I use this for my classroom set of calculators. I number them and assign each kid in each class to one calculator. No more disappearing calculators." —A. G.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four colors).

    11. A whiteboard pocket to take advantage of the storage space the board offers.


    Promising review: "I love this! It is way bigger than what I thought it would be, and I am happy for that. My students have access to it. I keep fly-swatters in it as well for a game that we play with the alphabet. It keeps everything handy for the white board, and it holds everything well. It stays in place on the white board and does not slide down the board with the weight of the items. I thought it really would slide." —Renee

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    12. An eight-compartment bankers box perfect for putting graded papers in so you know exactly where they are when your class get there in the morning and wants to know how they did on that test.

    Promising review: "This was easy to assemble. It works perfectly in my high school classroom—I have each slot labeled for a different class period and use it to store graded work before I hand it back to the students. It keeps everything neat in appearance." —M. Sullivan

    Get it from Amazon for $20.44.

    13. An expanding file folder because somehow your papers really seem to ~grow~ throughout the year.


    Promising review: "I have a lot going of projects and classroom activities, and this product is great to help keep things organized. It has so many packets and expands straight out horizontally and not curved." —Gina Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in with or without a bag attachment).

    14. A three-tier metal mesh cart with wheels – if your organization is on a ~roll~, this will help keep it going.


    Promising review: "This has worked out so well that I want one for both my home and my classroom! It's nice to be organized and actually see all the supplies I have, rather than them being buried on my desk." —B

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (available in blue, black, and gray).

    15. An over-the-door holder that'll be ~hanging~ out in your classroom for a long time because it's durable and can withstand the test of time.


    Promising review: "I use these in elementary classrooms for important forms, attendance sheets, etc. After a year, they’ve held up well and still look like new." —Kristin Appel

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    16. A magnetic pencil holder with three compartments so you always know exactly where the dry erase markers are.

    Promising review: "This is a classroom must-have. I used this all year in my classroom, and it worked very well. I was able to keep all my whiteboard necessities in it, and it was very convenient." —Carrie Cunningham

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    17. Some magnetic hooks so strong, your kids won't be able to pull them down – even if they try super hard.


    Promising review: "These are great for my classroom! I love these! They are strong enough to hang my huge pocket chart from my white board or metal door. They hold the weight of it without slipping an inch. Another plus is that the preschoolers can't pull them off and lose them!" —Catb

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    18. Classroom caddies that are perfect for art supplies. Plus, you can stow them away and just grab 'em whenever you need them.


    Promising review: "These are perfect caddies for the table groups in my classroom. My students love them, and it has actually reduced transition time as supplies are all easily accessible. Perfect for all elementary teachers, for sure!" —kr1126

    Get them from Amazon for $20.85+ (available in six color variations).

    19. File crates designed to fit file folders perfectly. They also make great seats, if that's more of what you're looking for.


    Promising review: "I use these in my classroom as seats (yes, seats!), and they are perfect. I bought six of these to make "crate seats". I cut plywood to the size of the gap, covered it in foam, and covered that with fabric. They are strong and sturdy and hold up well with eight year olds sitting on them. They also are the perfect size to hold reading group folders. The crates look nice and professional and are very strong. They are perfect for my classroom needs." —Skylar Song

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $46.07.

    20. Some loose leaf binder rings you'll find so many uses for, you won't know how you lived through school years without them., Amazon

    Promising review: "These work great. I use them in my speech-language classroom to keep materials grouped together (pictured above). They easily open and close without ever opening on its own." —Meg

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $9.55.

    21. And some small storage baskets for crayons or glue or anything else your kids end up leaving strewn everywhere around the room.


    Promising review: "I’ve been looking for crayon baskets for my PreK classroom, and these are perfect! I wasn’t sure about the colors but once I saw them in person I loved them. With a set of 10, I have enough for two for every table with a couple left over!" —TCDrmn

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    22. Acrylic magnets to hold up important papers you just can't lose on file cabinets or any other magnetic surface.


    Promising review: "These are the strongest lil magnets I have EVER used. They are perfect for my classroom because I know I can depend on them, even to hold up the heavy stuff. Laminated papers? Doesn't matter. Pocket chart? Still strong. Multiple anchor charts? No match against these lil suckers. They are small but definitely mighty." —ThatTeacherLady

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in 24-, 48-, and 96-pack).

    23. And an under-desk basket to take advantage of any wasted space your desk may have. Your classroom is only so big—so you gotta make the most of it.


    Promising review: "This is a great product for my classroom. It's very sturdy. And the fastening screw in the back keeps it tight against the shelf! It allows me to have my counter clear of papers, too. I love it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $35.18+ (available in four variations).

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