Homeschool Organization ~ Themed Storage With Free Printable Labels

I seen THIS homeschool organization post by Carissa a couple weeks ago, and I fell in love with the way she organized her themed materials. I had originally planned on just filing my themed items into the file cabinet I have under my desk in the school room, but for some reason they don’t seem to ever get filed, and the papers just kept piling up for me to file. After seeing her post I decided that I was going to change the way I planned on storing my themed materials and store them similar to the way she did.
The first Target I went to was out of the 5 pack of folders, but they did have them individually for $1. The second Target had the 5 packs and the individual folders but they were $1.19 for the individual folders.
What Was Used:
ClosetMaid fabric drawer– Light Blue
Poly Envelopes (5 pack)– Up and Up Brand
-Poly Envelopes single- I couldn’t find a link on Target’s site, but I just purchased them from there a couple days ago they run between $1-$1.19
I went onto the Avery website and designed labels to put onto my folders HERE is a link to download if anyone is interested in using them. I printed them onto Avery address labels 5260 but they work for 5160 as well along with some of the generic brands to. There are 2 of the season labels because I also use a binder to keep certain printable themed material that do not get stored in the explained in more detail below.
Here is a closer look at the FREE PRINTABLE LABELS I made to go onto the folders.
They do fit perfectly into the ClosetMaid bin!
Inside the folder I have some little items stored inside envelopes I got at the dollar store, they come in 8 packs. I will eventually be making labels for each of the folders so I know whats in each without having to open them. Here is one of the folders we will be working on through the next couple weeks, it’s our Butterfly theme. I use one of the big envelopes to store any extra printables I printed out for the unit that didn’t get used, so when we get to that unit again, I can remember to use them!
Here are some of the things you will find inside the folders.
Here are my 3 ring binders, 1 for each season (I need to find 1 more binder for winter)
Inside the spring binder I have a spring calendar with all the holidays for March, April, and May.
Behind the spring calendar are the spring preschool idea pages I printed off from the Month By Month Preschool Almanac (I purchased this during Scholastic $1 sale) There are about 15 pages for each month, they include recipes, crafts, and imaginative play, and all kinds of fun preschool/early learning ideas.
After the monthly pages are some of the games, felt board songs, finger plays, recipes,  etc… I have printed off. I store the games and anything with loose parts in clear page protectors so they could be added into the binders and still be clearly visable. This Five Little Kites felt board song below was a free downloaded from Childcareland.
 Another “spring” game in the spring binder, downloaded was a free download from Childcareland.
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Comments

  1. Thanks for so generously sharing your lovely free theme labels! I featured them as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned your post to my Organization and Preparation board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/organization-and-preparation/

    • Deb you are so welcome! I hope others can find them useful, I had fun making them! Thanks so much for featuring the post and for pinning it, I appreciate it!! Hope you have a great week!

  2. Perfect! Thank you so much! This was on my to do list. Now you made things a whole lot easier.
    Thanks again,
    Caterina

  3. Absolutely awesome. New blog to follow. I have gone to every Target I can find and they only had one pack here, but I’m on the look out for more. I love this idea. Right now my folders are in a hard stackable file folder box from my husband’s college days but it’s the same principle and works!

  4. Cute blog! I’m a new follower:) I’d love to have you stop by and share at What’s New Wednesday, now through Saturday night!

    http://www.gratefulbelly.com/2012/04/whats-new-wednesday-four.html

  5. Cute labels! Stopped over from ACrafty Soiree linking party.

    Erin
    takingtimetocreate.blogspot.com

  6. what a great resource! am pinning it! thanks again for linking up!

  7. Genius! Thank you for sharing all of this. I’m printing my labels up today!

  8. So fun! Thank you so much for generously sharing this! Glad you linked to Shine on Fridays!

  9. Thanks so much for the cute labels! I’ve been using Carissa’s idea since I read her post, but without any cute labels. Thanks!

  10. Awesome! Thank you for sharing with BTT!

  11. Thank you for these awesome printable!! Following 😉

Trackbacks

  1. […] We reuse many different things we have picked up through the years. Some of the things we use page protectors for but smaller things get laminated. While this does involve time it has saved me from having to reprint things. We love using Montessori Cards and books to go along with some of our different studies. I use THIS laminator, and THIS paper cutter to make this process smoother as well as help from the kids. (aff links) I label and store them in Ziploc bags until we need them, they are stored in the themes in our themed storage folders. […]

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