How do you store construction paper?

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  1. Erin Elizabeth

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    I'm trying to avoid those over-priced paper storage shelves from Really Good Stuff and Calloway House. Have any of you found a good way to store the paper in a way that keeps it accessible and neat? :thanks:
     
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    Noooooo I haven't! Haha.

    But I'd love an idea.
     
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    A file crate with 2 inch hanging file folders and sort the (Letter size) construction paper by color in the crate. For larger construction paper, I use an old juice pack bottom put upside down on the cabinet with the long side cut out to make a make-shift paper holder. The file crate sits on top of the cardboard.

    This is what works for me.

    ***I also use the same crate for other specialty papers, colored copy paper, and special writing paper.
     
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    I just use one of my cabinets as an art cabinet and everything art related is stored in it.
     
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    I definitely need to get my construction paper more organized for next year!
    Do you have your kids save scraps? How do you manage your scrap box?
    I know that next year I need to train, train and train again in order for my scrap box to be more effective and less explosive!!
     
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    I have a file cabinet drawer that I keep the construction paper in.
     
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    I know a kindergarten teacher who kept them in one of those organizers for puzzles.
     
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    I store mine sideways on a shelf in the cabinet so I can pull the color and amount that I need. (Much like the file cabinet drawer that ChristyF uses) I even group the colors, it looks like a rainbow. I hate piles of unorganized papers with the colors all mixed together.
     
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    I have nice metal bins in which I stand the paper up.
     
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    Those plastic office shelves work good.
     
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    I use a plastic bin/basket to store the paper. Also a metal ..I don't know what you call it, but it fits on top of a shelf and has 5 compartments for paper. Works well.
     
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    I use magazine file boxes for the 9x12 size, I still haven't come up with a system for the larger sheets.:confused:
     
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    The plastic stacking in/out paper trays work pretty well. Cheaper than the organizers depending on how many you need. Check out thrift stores for these or something else that might work.
     
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    Most of my paper is the large kind. I have it on the top shelf of my storage cabinet, but I want it to be accessible for the kids. Maybe I'll just end up cutting it in half so it's letter size and put them in trays on the writing table. Other than that I guess I can keep the large paper in the cabinet and I'll just take it out for projects as needed.
     
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    I just bought about 7 sets of those stackable paper filing trays...they come in 2's for about $1.97 at Target.
     
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    My mind is abuzz.....what if you stapled 2 - 1/2 sheets of posterboard together and put each color in a different one? These could be stored between two cabinets, etc.
     
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    luckily I have ALOT of cabinet space so I have my construction paper color coded in hanging pendaflexes in a deep pull out drawer. Also off to the left of the drawer there is a long slot where I can store my long construction paper as well.
     
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    Mine kept fading so I stored it in a filing cabinet. Then I got rid of the cabinet and stored it in the drawers of a TV cabinet that was donated. I love this. All my other art supplies are in the place where the TV would go, construction paper is in the drawers and not fading!
     
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    Any ideas for the longer sized paper like 12*18?
     
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    This just came to mind - cereal boxes might work. :)
     
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    I use one of those metal paper sorters and the paper stands up in it. I spray painted mine white, it was a steel gray color. I store larger paper in thin drawers that are part of my cupboard. But I think you can buy similar drawer systems at scrapbooking stores.
     
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    Are you talking about the holders that hold folders and the slots gradually increase or get taller than the one in front?
     
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    Ok- thanks this will work! The one I was describing earlier really didn't work that well because the two organizers were not flush. Thank you for your help!
     
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    I use the same folder sorter for my smaller construction paper. My 12x8 paper I am still not happy with. It is in a pile under my TV. I really don't like that but I have little storage space.
     
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    I store my larger paper upright in a cabinet between to large metal bookends. I keep a colorful supply of the small sheets in a literature sorter I purchased at my local Office Supply store. The sheets fit perfectly.
     
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    Well, I... (here comes sarcasm because... :) I don't know)

    -I store construction paper in a stack.
    -I store them together.

    AAAAA... :) !!!!! I know that's not what you're looking for! I just dedicate a shelf or cabinet in my storage to it and seperate by color.

    As for posterboard, I have the storage for that, too, but standing them between cabinets and having them in some sort of case (like someone suggested before) has worked for me.
     

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