We keep a treasure trove of school supplies on hand at home. The kids use them for homework, school projects and even just for fun. All of those pencils, markers, and glue sticks were getting lost and scattered throughout the house. I had to find an easy way for us to organize our supplies. My solution? Acrylic jars.
I bought a set of acrylic jars that is perfect for organizing school supplies. Now we know exactly what we have and where to find it. Do you need to organize your school supplies at home or in the classroom? Here’s 5 helpful organization tips for school supplies.
2. Use see-through containers. It’s easy to see what’s inside with just a glance. Plus, I can tell when we are running low on supplies.
3. Use containers with lids. Lidded containers help keep things from spilling if they get knocked over. Less mess to clean up.
4. Label the outside of the container. Labels can be both decorative and functional. I used colorful alphabet stickers to label our storage canisters. Stickers are a fast and easy way to label. Bonus points for being removable if I should ever need to change the label.
5. Designate a spot for your containers. Find a permanent location for the containers so they don’t “walk away” and get lost. And you’ll know right where to tell the kids to look when they need something.
I like to buy extra school supplies when they are on Back-to-school sales so we have enough to last the entire year. I mean, it is crazy that glue sticks and notebooks cost 25 cents when you shop in August, but by late September they will be back up to $1 apiece or more.
Teacher Gift Ideas.
My sister is an elementary school teacher, and she told me she is always looking for creative ways to store school supplies in her classroom. She thinks the clear storage containers are a wonderful way to organize school supplies at home and at school. An easy teacher-approved gift idea would be an acrylic jar full of school supplies like pencils, pens, markers or glue sticks!
A special thanks to my sister for pointing out that acrylic jars are a better choice than glass jars because of the risk of breakage. No one wants shattered glass in the classroom or at home.
How do you organize your school supplies at home? What supplies does your child’s teacher need the most? Have you found any great Back-To-School deals on school supplies?