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Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Made It #2

Hey!!  I'm back with another Monday Made It post!  I'm linking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics with a project for school.


For the last five years, I have used these bins from Lakeshore for my daily papers.  I would take time on Friday afternoon and get everything ready for the week and put them in the corresponding bin for each weekday.  That way, if I was out for whatever reason, everything was ready for the sub.  Well, fast forward to this upcoming school year.  I'm moving to another school and since the bins were part of the school's property, I couldn't take them with me. :(  I was going to just purchase them for my new classroom because they worked so well for me in the past, UNTIL I saw the price!!! Seriously!!!! $60 for bins-I think not!!!

That led me on a search for another solution.  I've seen examples of these drawers floating all over the internet and I decided that I would give them a try in place of the ones for $60.  I have an owl theme in my classroom so I went to TPT in search of an owl themed set.  I found this one and I fell in love!  I liked that she gave you a file that you could edit and make work for you however you needed it to!


I found these sterilite drawers at Walmart for just under $10 a piece.  I picked up three sets and I now have a drawer for each day as well as a set of file, copy, and grade for my desk.  The best part-they were HALF the price of the ones from Lakeshore.


I do, however, have a little tip for you.  I printed mine out on white card stock and laminated them with my Scotch thermal laminator that I purchased at Walmart a couple of years ago.  I do NOT recommend doing that.  My thinking was that I wanted them on the outside and I wanted them sturdy.  I did not think about the drawers being curved.  If I ever have to redo them, I will print them on regular paper and then laminate them.  I ended up having to hot glue them to the front of the drawer with quite a bit of hot glue.  I tried double sided tape and they ALL popped off overnight.


Thanks for looking!  If you have any questions, please let me know!


4 comments:

Stacy Ess said...

I'm so glad I stopped by your blog! I want to purchase these for my classroom. I love the labels!

Stacy
Second Grade Sweetie Pies

Just A Primary Girl with Mrs. H said...

I buy the 5mil laminating sheets from amazon. Cheap and thick so it feels like card stock but still bends! Lakeshore is a rip off.

Jess said...

I have cardboard boxes for mine that look like the Lakeshore ones. This is way cuter than the Lakeshore bins anyway! I really should change up my bins! Thanks for the reminder! :)
Rambling About Reading

Jess said...

I have cardboard boxes for mine that look like the Lakeshore ones. This is way cuter than the Lakeshore bins anyway! I really should change up my bins! Thanks for the reminder! :)
Rambling About Reading