Empty Cereal Boxes.?...... SAVE THEM!

Sep 20, 2014

For the last two years, our firsties have stored their writing in binders.  Last year my desks got a little crammy (is that even a word?) with four binders in there, so this year I decided to change things up.  Fingers crossed this will work. :)  I'm still using binders for each writer, but this year as a portfolio.  I'm storing these.... well somewhere, I guess I should figure this out too.  Thank goodness for this blog hop, maybe I'll find an idea.:)

So, I felt like I needed to be creative with the space inside of our student desks since up to four children could potentially be sharing one.  .....IDEA ALERT......How many of you out there love a good bowl of cereal? Can I get a woot, woot?!?  My family would eat cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday if I let them.  I can't say that I'm against this practice, so we eat cereal at least once, maybe twice, but NEVER three times, per day. Except on the days we do because that's how we roll. :) With so much cereal eating going on, I had the *bright idea* to start using those boxes instead of recycling them. The Family Size cereal boxes seem to work best.  I may or may not have put that size on our grocery list more than one time this summer. Don't judge, I just love me some cereal!  :)

All you need to do is cut off the flaps at the top and voila.... storage solution!  Currently we are fitting two folders and two notebooks in each box. 

Since this idea came to me a little late this summer, I sent out an email to our district begging pleading kindly asking for the Family Size Cereal boxes.  Through this email I found another teacher whose family needs to go with my family to Cereal Eaters Anonymous. This gave me about 12 extra boxes, but still less than the like 46 boxes I needed to put two in each desk. Luckily, our principal also had a few of the magazine boxes (like the book boxes many of you have from Ikea) laying around, so I offered to take those off her hands since I couldn't shove any more cereal down our girls throats.

 Both of these guys work amazingly for storing our "magic".
Happy Organizing!

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  1. GREAT idea! I love organization tips. Happy Saturday!!

  2. Love this!! This might be the trick I need to getting my kiddo's desks more organized. Thanks for sharing! :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  3. I remember in grade school some teachers used to use soda cardboard cases too to make drawers! Great idea!!!

    Jennifer with Simply Kinder


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