Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday Teacher Tip - Storage for Bulletin Boards

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Now for a Tuesday Tip.
How do you store your bulletin board things and posters? 
For the past 20 years I have used large art portfolios to store mine. They were getting a little stinky after sitting on the floor for 20 years, so I decided over Spring Break to get new ones. So I went to Office Max and the portfolios I had been using were about $20 a piece. No way! I needed about 10. I have everything organized by month, season, or other categories. Anyway I remembered seeing a fellow teacher having garment bags laying on the floor in her storage closet filled with bulletin board supplies. I went to Wal-Mart, thinking they will be cheap, but $8 a piece was just OK and besides there was a Dollar Tree across the street. Guess What I Found! Garment bags -$1! My kinda price. I figured I could always bring them back, if they were to flimsy, or I could buy new ones every year at $1 a piece.  

I keep all the bags from my bulletin board sets, so I used clothespins
 to attach the bags to hangers, and then inserted them in the garment bags.
Use a permanent marker to label each garment bag.
 I now have them hung up in a closet in my basement. 
They are off the floor and so much easier to look through.

So neat and organized, 
and no more old smelly cardboard art portfolios.


  1. That art portfolio looks very familiar. Mine isn't smelly but it's got many scrapes and bruises. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I love the art portfolios but they were a little beat up on the corners and had seen better days. I needed to clean them out. Some of the bulletin board sets were old and I pitched a lot of things I hadn't used in years. I feel like I accomplished something.