Sunday, May 6, 2012

Organization Makes Me Happy

So as I'm downloading all the free goodies from the awesome teacher appreciation jackpot going on today, I thought I'd share an awesome tip! Use adhesive laminate to attach labels to plastic boxes. Duh! Why didn't I think of that before?

So as of right now, I don't know where I'll be teaching next year. With a less than a month left of school, I'm doing a lot of organizing and separating my personal stuff from that of my co-teacher. I usually keep my things in plastic containers and label the front with tape. It works well but isn't all that cute. Things are organized but they don't really look that way.

That's where the loveliness of clear laminate comes in! I bought the laminate that comes in single sheets - not the pouches - and cut it to be a little bigger than my labels.  

Then all I had to do was put the label front side down onto the laminate and attach it to the box. SO easy! I usually use packing tape to do this kind of thing but this was so much easier, neater looking and more durable. Now I'm thinking of how many things I could label like this!

Ah, I feel so much better now! It's nice to have everything nicely organized, labeled and looking cute. Now if only everything else in my life could be this organized! 


  1. Hi Kathryn
    Great job...I love getting organized feels good. Then when I have a guest teacher I feel like I make their job easier too. I just found you....very cute blog! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for sharing...I teach first in CA.
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  2. I know what you mean. I feel like everything just runs smoother when it's organized! Thanks Vicky!