Thursday, May 26, 2016

Solution to Holiday Themed Organization/Storage

As the school year winds down (4 more days), I tend to reflect on what has worked for me and what hasn't....and then I make changes! One thing that finally worked for me this year is my holiday themed organization! I finally LOVE it! 

If you've been following my blog for awhile, you might remember this post where I tried this! At the time, I thought it was the best thing ever!
Well it didn't work for me! Storing 3 months worth of holiday materials in one box and having to leave the box beside my desk for 3 months just wasn't cutting it! 

So then I tried these containers and had one for each month. What was I thinking? Fail! Which is why I don't have a photo of them in action! 
Well they say 3 times is a charm! And I must agree! 

This year I decided to invest in this baby and I must say the end of my dilemma is here! 
 It has worked perfectly and conveniently!
I got this 15-drawer organizer from here. It has the 10 skinny drawers like this traditional styled organizer typically has, plus 5 deep drawers for your holidays that you generally have more resources for. 

Our biggest and longest holiday celebrations occur in October, November, December, January and February; so these deep drawers were perfect for storing all of my centers, resources, books, notepads, stickers, etc. for these popular celebration months that tend to stretch beyond just a 1-day celebration.   

For the other 10 drawers, I needed less space to store my materials as these celebrations are only 1-day celebrations. For these drawers, I organized as Back to School, Groundhog Day, St. Patty's Day, Dr. Seuss' Birthday, Easter, Multi-cultural/Earth Day, Mother's Day, Presidents/Flag holidays, and 100th Day of School....and because I had alot of resources for Christmas, it worked out perfectly that I had a small drawer left for my overflow of Christmas resources! 

I love my new system! It has worked so well for me this year that I'm hoping it can work just as well for you!!  


  1. Next year, I'm doing vertical bins for each month - thinnish plastic bins made for hanging files, and I have folders for activities, clothespin tasks, books, etc - why didn't they work for you? I wanna make it the best organization I've had haha!

    1. Kelly, I just didn't like the fact of storing three months in one bin. It wasn't enough room and I didn't like storing the bin by my desk for three months or dragging it out every month. I could have used one for each month, but that would have taken up way too much space storing 9 of these. It also wasn't enough room for my larger, more bulkier items and my hanging folders kept falling down in the bin if they got too heavy. Smaller items tended to get lost.


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