Sunday, January 12, 2014

It's my bag, baby. YEAH!

Have you ever needed to send a lot of papers or big project home and a student {or 2} doesn't have his backpack?  Well... thanks to my friend, "Doodle" {birth name Crystal, HA!} I have JUST the solution for you! 
Doodle is a master organizer {in my opinion} and one of my ALL TIME best buds.  We both entered our teaching career the very same year.  I brought the ZANY and she brought the calm and cool.  We were a Yin/Yang pairing, fo' sho'!  That year she taught me a GREAT organization tip that I use year after year, and I thought I would pass to you.  A BOX O' BAGS!

All you need is an empty tissue box and start collecting plastic bags through out the year... You would be SURPRISED at how many bags one small tissue box will hold.  It's CRAY CRAY!  It is always nice to have a stock of bags for those forgetful Smart Tarts in your class. You know what I'm saying'?!  
All you do is start stuffing... no trick, really ... just stuff 'em in!  You can get that box FULL!!
One of the "Smart Tarts" in my class wanted me to show other teachers the "pop-up" effect. HA!
Can you believe ALL OF THOSE BAGS FIT?!!  Believe it or not, there is STILL ROOM for more.
There you go.  Neat and tidy and ready for the next little cutie that forgot his/her backpack.
No more ... Lost papers on the way home.
No more ... You will have to take it home tomorrow.
You got it covered and FOR FREE!

One of the best things about the "box o' bags" is that it fits neatly on a shelf.  Last year I had 3 of these bad boys, and they took up very little room in my cupboards.  Believe me, this is a tip that you will definitely use AGAIN and AGAIN!

So, start collecting, and you will soon be saying, 
"I GOT YOUR BA{ck}G!" ;)

THANKS, DOODLE! I  love you!


  1. I LOVE it! I usually just shove all the bags inside of another bag and it takes up soooo much space. This is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

    Elementary School Garden

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I was doing the same thing. Who knew such a simple tip would make such a BIG difference in storage!

  2. So clever!! I am going to do this today. Thanks!

    1. Did you get it done, Jodi? If so, how many boxes did you have to use?