This time of year there’s no one more highly organized than a teacher. In addition to getting all those seating charts, lesson plans, and assignments in hand, an ultra-tidy classroom space makes all the rest of those tasks easier. So you can bet teachers keep their rooms and desks shipshape. Luckily, that means there’s lots of smart, crafty, even downright cheap ideas out there to crib from.

15 Organizational Hacks For Teachers (That You’ll Want To Steal For Yourself!)

This time of year there’s no one more highly organized than a teacher. In addition to getting all those seating charts, lesson plans, and assignments in hand, an ultra-tidy classroom space makes all the rest of those tasks easier. So you can bet teachers keep their rooms and desks shipshape. Luckily, that means there’s lots of smart, crafty, even downright cheap ideas out there to crib from.

DIY hanging folders.  I love that you can just hang these on a nail or one of those removable plastic hooks.  You do need  a sewing machine, though.

DIY hanging folders. I love that you can just hang these on a nail or one of those removable plastic hooks. You do need a sewing machine, though.

Color clothes pins by soaking in food coloring. In each jar or container, pour boiling water, a tablespoon of vinegar and food coloring drops and mix well.  You can use any combination of drops to make varying colors and shades.  I used both traditional food colors and the neon food colors to make about a dozen different colors.  Add your clothespins and let them soak for at least an hour.

Color clothes pins by soaking in food coloring. In each jar or container, pour boiling water, a tablespoon of vinegar and food coloring drops and mix well. You can use any combination of drops to make varying colors and shades. I used both traditional food colors and the neon food colors to make about a dozen different colors. Add your clothespins and let them soak for at least an hour.

Wrapping paper covers up a boring metal desk.

36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom

use command hooks to attach baskets to the walls of your classroom. Instant storage solution!

use command hooks to attach baskets to the walls of your classroom. Instant storage solution!

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