I had it on my desk and stored my pencils and scissors in it. Then the random little things would collect in the bottom and I had to store other little items in small containers in my desk. Not ideal. The container is awesome, don't get me wrong. The bright colors alone sold me! It is great for a writing station or art center. But for my desk, not the best.
Then, over the summer, I found a BrIlLiAnT solution to my desk storage problem, of course via Pinterest. The photo originates from Redbook Magazine.
A spice rack for all the little things. Easy and genius. Everything is visible, yet enclosed. I heart it! Does anyone use this method of desk storage? I think it is perfect and will definitely give it a try when I am back in the classroom!