HOW TO ORGANIZE PAPER and CARDSTOCK (Paper Organization Series)

Construction paper, colored card stock, scrapbook paper, craftivities, arts and crafts, school projects, art centers, and free choice centers can be hard to organize.
Stacks and stacks of paper shoved in drawers and closets. There are so many things you have to store in your classroom.  Paper too?! Do you have an awesome organization and storage system for paper and cardstock in your classroom? If not, read below to grab some tips!

This blog post will…

  • offer organization tips for paper and cardstock

Before we begin:



Organization Tips

  • If you have space for the footprint you could get a separate literature sorter. Literature sorters allow you to sort papers easily. 
  • A hanging file crate or an actual filing cabinet with colored tabs allows for paper to be stored in an organized manner. Keeping it in a dark place will help prevent fading.
  • Depending on how much you are housing, you could also use a basket with dividers.
  • There are lots of products similar to literature sorters. that are created for scrapbookers that have dividers that fit within these containers. You can often find them at craft stores like AC Moore and Michaels with 40% off coupons that can be combined with teacher discount cards.
  • Some people create storage using wire racks.
  • In the past, I have used an extra desk in the classroom to hold the paper that I stacked by color. It kept it out of sight, but it wasn’t easy to find what I needed and papers were often bent from my digging to the bottom of the pile.









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