Sunday, October 16, 2016

Storing Station Materials Or Busy Bags

Do you do stations for all or part of your day?  Is it a struggle to keep all those materials organized  Then check out this nifty DIY hanging bag organizer!  

It literally took 30 minutes to assemble.  

Step 1:  Decide how wide and tall you want it to be.  
I put my organizer up on a table so my son couldn't just grab the bags and yank the whole thing down.  So I measured the table top  and made the base about 1 inch less than the table top width on each side.

Step 2: Buy your PVC pipes and connectors at the hardware store based on your dimensions.

Step 3: Cut your pipes.

Step 3: Build!

Step 4: Hang bags with binder clips and rings.


I used binder rings and binder clips to hang the bags.


DIY Hanging Bag Shelf for storing station materials and Busy Bags.



Since some of the items I wanted to put in bags are too heavy to hang with clips and bags, there is a shelf directly above the bags.  This houses two plastic containers: One with a lid, and one open.



DIY Hanging Bag Shelf for storing station materials and Busy Bags.


The picture below shows the shelf with the containers on the shelf.


DIY Hanging Bag Shelf for storing station materials and Busy Bags.



I hang one row in the front and one row in the back.


DIY Hanging Bag Shelf for storing station materials and Busy Bags.



What system do you use to store learning materials and toys?  I'd love to hear about it!



2 comments:

Literacy & Math Ideas said...

This is a really good idea. Finding enough space for everything in the a classroom is always a concern.

Dawn
www.literacymathideas.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Thanks, Dawn! I hope you are able to get some use out of it.