Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tippy Tuesday~It's The Little Things

Welcome to the last adventure in Tippy Tuesday for the month of January!  February is on almost here!  Unbelievable right?!?!  For today's Tippy Tuesday, I want to focus in on an item that can help teachers organize their desk space.  So many things to find places for and so many of them are so small.  Rubber bands, pencil erasers, paper clips, binder clips, etc.  I could probably go on for awhile!  In the past, I used this container from Lakeshore.
Classroom Carry-All
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!



  1. I like this! Love that they have lids. Never would have thought of this.
    Conversations in Literacy

  2. I'm so attracted to that spice rack! So colorful and smart!

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. Awesome idea! It's true that kiddos are always handing me random small items and I have no idea what to do with them. And I would love to have a better place for keeping paperclips, push pins, and rubber bands, too. The spice rack would solve all of those problems! Thanks for sharing!

    Teacher "Extraordinaire"

    1. I just love when students bring up something random and want to know what to do with it! This would totally help with that, having a designated place for everything. It would definitely work better than me saying "set it on my table" fifty times a day!