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  1. PinkCupcake

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    I'm looking for some longer lasting storage ideas other than those gallon size baggies. I love their size because they're enough for games and materials, but sometimes the bags can easily tear. I like using those plastic shoeboxes sometimes but not for everything. My frustration with those are they can be bulky and take up space. Does anyone have a sturdier way of storing materials that be too expensive? I'm going to see if I can find any ideas on Pinterest.
     
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  3. kpa1b2

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    But the shoeboxes are stackable, they are also the same size. Depending on the item I sometimes use smaller plastic containers. Or I use the baggies & store several like items in the shoebox.
     
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    Depending on what size you need or whether or not you want them all to be the same size, tupperware containers might work. I once bought a cheaper set with a variety of sizes from the dollar store. Depending on the size, you could probably stack many of them on cabinet shelves and they might not take up a lot of space.
     
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    I like the ease of stackable storage, but how can I store laminated pages or larger items with the smaller things so they aren't separated?
     
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    If the pieces are small enough, you could do hanging file folders in a file folder box. Or fold the directions and put it in the tupperware.
     
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    If you don't mind a bit of curl, put the directions or whatever on the bottom & the pieces on top. Or, go with the larger storage boxes, putting multiple games in a box.
     
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    I saw the idea on Pinterest to fold duct tape in a cute print/color over all of the edges of ziplock bags to make them sturdier.

    I have hanging file folder pocket charts on the inside of my cabinet doors that I use to store some things that are flat and would get lost in my cabinets, if they have small pieces I slip them in a small ziplock and put them in there as well. http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/pr...<>ast_id=1408474395181113&bmUID=1348407049978
     
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    What about using milk crates? Gallon ziplocks fit in there very well and you can have dividers hanging from the sides of the milk crates (make sure you buy some with the ridges for this).
     
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    I love that idea! I have some games in envelopes that that idea would work for also.

    Thanks for the tip!

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    Thanks for the great ideas everyone! I have some extra cupcake duct tape in my classroom that will be put to good use come Monday.
     
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    What about duct taping some cereal boxes?
    Sometimes stores run some good deals on tupperware storage type bins. You may be able to find some different colors around the holidays on clearance... Just a thought.
     

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