Bright Idea- Easy Bulletin Board Letter Storage

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Since it’s June and school’s our for most of us (hopefully) I wanted to give you a quick and easy tip that you can tuck away in your brain to get organized next year.

I blogged about this idea last year in a random post of other things, but didn’t realize JUST how great and helpful this idea was, so I wanted to highlight it again. It has saved me SO much time!

I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of bulletin board letters. I <3 to have different funky ones. The problem is, when I wanted to make a new bulletin board, I used to have to dig through a box of random letters… uhm… not fun. I could never find all of the letters I needed.

Then, last summer, I was at the dollar store. I was looking for a way to better organize my letters, and it hit me!

I grabbed a bunch of cheap-o plastic photo albums.

Collage of Photo Album

When I got home, I typed up a little cover for each telling me what type of letters where inside, and then set to work. I put each letter on one page. The photo albums are SUPER full, but I just wrap a rubber band around them to keep them closed. I did this for all of my letters and then stuck the albums in a basket in my classroom closet (sorry I don’t have a picture). Now when I want to make a bulletin board, I just pull out the basket, pick the letters I want, and I can easily find the ones I need! When I take a bulletin board down, I just put the letters back where they belong.

*One quick tip- when you buy the albums, make sure you get one that is big enough. I grabbed the albums that could hold 48 photos. That way, I could put letters in front and back and there was room for punctuation marks as well. I actually just cut out the extra pages in the back so they weren’t as thick.

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10 Comments

  • Sara Brown
    June 21, 2014 10:11 am

    What a great idea! This would also work for all those small pieces that I’ve made or purchased.

  • Laura Duinkerken
    June 21, 2014 10:13 am

    Love those letters! Did you purchase them or make them?? I have a jungle theme classroom and they would be perfect. Thanks for the organizational tip too.

    ~Laura

    • Primary Paradise
      Primary Paradise
      June 21, 2014 12:02 pm

      Laura, They’re from Oriental Trading. πŸ™‚

  • Julie
    June 21, 2014 10:50 am

    I LOVE this plastic photo album storage idea! Thanks!

  • Kathryn
    June 21, 2014 11:01 am

    Great idea! I will try it…soon! I still have one more week of school left! Thanks, Kath

  • staci wallace
    June 21, 2014 2:52 pm

    What an awesome idea!!! Thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚

  • Cara
    June 22, 2014 3:05 pm

    Can I just say WOW!!!! That is such a FABULOUS idea!! Absolutely going to do this over the summer! Thanks for the tip!! :0) Cara
    Kindergarten Boom Boom

  • Lori
    June 26, 2014 10:22 am

    I never knew Oriental Trading had letters!!!!!!! What a great idea for storage!!! πŸ™‚
    Lori
    Mixing it up in Middle

  • Jacqueline Miller-Perry
    July 25, 2014 7:53 am

    It also works pretty good with a CD
    case album.

    • Primary Paradise
      Primary Paradise
      July 25, 2014 1:10 pm

      That’s a great idea!

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