Monday, February 25, 2013

Easily Store and Organize Your Bulletin Boards

At the start of this school year, I went out on a whim and put up my 1st bulletin board.  As I shared in my previous post, coming from a high school setting, I wasn't much of a fan of doing bulletin boards but since I started this year I'm hooked!   In fact I've changed out bulletin boards quite a bit this year.  So what shall I do to store all my bulletin boards for the year?  Well I've found an easy way that has helped me organize and store them.  Here's what I did:

-I bought zip file bags at the teacher supply store ($1.99 each).  I like these because they are large and have handles (that are in different colors).

Zip file bags

-I store pieces of my bulletin boards in each bag.  In some cases you could store more than one bulletin board in a bag.

Bulletin board materials stored in the zip file bag.

-If the bulletin board has several items, I store them separately in plastic baggies to place in the zip file bag.  

-I also add a picture of the completed bulletin board to the front of the zip bag.  I took/printed a picture of each bulletin board with my iPad.  I do this just in case I need to remember how I set up the bulletin board/border, background color, etc. for the next time I decide to put it up.

Picture to remind me what bulletin board is in the bag

2 bulletin boards can fit in one bag

I store the zip file bags in my storage closet, you could also hang them on hooks (I don't have a lot of space so it's option #1, for me.)

How do you store your bulletin boards?





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7 comments:

  1. Love this idea! Great way to keep everything together and in one place!

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    1. Yes, I'm looking forward to not having to hunt for pieces of my bulletin boards in the future...everything's in one spot!

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    2. What teacher supply store did you find these at? I would like to purchase some, but I am having trouble finding them. Thanks.

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    3. I found the zip file bags at a local teacher store here (Raleigh, NC) called Stone's School Supply. I thought that they would be fairly easy to find however, I've had several questions about where to find them. I guess I lucked out when I found them! Thanks for reading

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  2. I laminate all of the letters on my boards to keep them in good condition. After I take down a bulletin board, I have file folders for each board; also with a picture of the completed board. (I like your idea better but I used what I had in my office.) Then, I file all of the bulletin board letters and decorations in one banker box and store in one of my office closets. So far it's working!

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    1. Hi Bridget, that's certainly a great idea to use for storing your bulletin board. Thanks for sharing!

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