HOW TO ORGANIZE ZIPLOC BAGS in the CLASSROOM

Ziploc bags are simple and cheap classroom organization tools that every organized teacher needs! These ziploc baggies help with organizing so many different games and activities in elementary classrooms. Read this blog post to learn how these cheap storage solutions can make a difference in your classroom.
Do you use Ziploc Bags in your classroom? I. LOVE. ZIPLOC. BAGS. They have so many useful applications in the classroom, but there is a problem that comes with them: How do I organize ziploc bags in a systematic way that saves me time and money? Read below to learn the solution.

This blog post will…

  • offer the benefits of using Ziploc bags in your classroom
  • recommend solutions about how to store them

Before we begin:


Benefits of Using Ziploc Bags in the Classroom

  • Whole bunch of sizes
  • Cheap to purchase
  • Transparent (can easily see the contents)
  • No set form/shape (flexible and take up little space)
  • Easy to label with Sharpies
  • Perfect for containerizing within a larger container (i.e. putting together bags of math manipulatives for students or partners and then keeping all the bags together in a shoebox)
  • Donation idea for students’ families
  • Effective book bags for students
  • Tool for organizing math workshop or guided math


BE AN ORGANIZED TEACHER: 




How to Store Ziploc Bags


  • Box: Take a copy paper box and cut the lid into pieces to form dividers within the box. Use the edge of the lid to staple the dividers within the box so they were secure. You can spend a few minutes adding scrapbook paper to make it look nicer than just a box. Add labels for the 3 different sizes of bags and dumped them all inside. This solution has worked great for me because it is deep and holds lots of bags. The bags are very easy to access since there is no lid. We are able to efficiently reuse bags because we can just drop them back into their spot. Best of all I do not have a collection of odd-sized boxes shoved into my closet. Anyhow, it's nothing fancy, but it has served its purpose well so I thought I would share. 
  • Baskets: I had thought about using three baskets for this purpose, but ultimately decided against it because they would take up a bigger footprint and would waste vertical space above them.




Ziploc bags are simple and cheap classroom organization tools that every organized teacher needs! These ziploc baggies help with organizing so many different games and activities in elementary classrooms. Read this blog post to learn how these cheap storage solutions can make a difference in your classroom.
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