How do you store showerboard white boards?

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    I had my showerboards cut 12x12". Today I found a plastic bin at Target that's the prefect size to hold all of them. The container is clear, with a snap-on lid, and measures 14.5x9x12.5''.

    Problem is, I'm worried they'll scratch and become useless for next year. I wanted to buy ziploc bags to store each one (with a marker and square of felt inside, too) but the bags are so much money! Gallon bags are too small, and 3 gallon bags are about $5.50 for 5 bags. What do you do?

    BTW, am I supposed to wax them?
     
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    We store ours one on top of the other in a big pile. We put ours on a shelf. I think the bags would be a problem. We put the pens in a plastic frosting cup and the socks that we use to wipe them with in a smaller basket.
     
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    I have to say that I haven't done anything with mine. I let the students keep them in their desks and they seem to be fine. I've never waxed mine before and haven't had any problems.
     
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    I wonder if I have "real" showerboard in the first place, actually. Mine seem like coated particle board. I expected them to be solid plastic, but the Lowes guy assured me it's what all the teachers ask for :)
     
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    I have 'real' white boards- they're about 5 years old and I'm replacing them this year. I keep them in a basket, erasers in a separate basket, the kids bring wipe off markers. The storage isn't what wrecks them- it's the indoor recess play, wear and tear- some of mine are a bit scratched up- getting a new class set- I'll discard the ones that are worse for wear.
     
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    Larger-than-gallon bags are on sale at Safeway this week, 2/$6 or something, and there are 12 bags in a box. That's ziplock brand. I don't know if you have Safeway, though....
     
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    I wouldn't bother witht he bags. Kids will break them. I would just stack the boards or let them keep them at their desks. They will become scratched but they will no matter what you do with them. I had shower board ones for 6 years that I used while teaching Spanish in Grad school and then in the middle school where I worked. I would still have them but I took 2 years off of teaching and left them in the classroom.
     
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    I have a plastic cart from either walmart or Target. It's on wheels and it has two handles. Its great for me to wheel them around if needed.
     
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    I stach mine on a shelf. They seem to holding up well. I also got what looks like coated particle board, it's called mark r board (or something like that.). On the display it had a picture of the board mounted on a wall with a kid drawing on it. I assume it was made to be written on.
     
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    I just stacked mine on a shelf too, I didn't do anything special. Mine look like coated particle board too, so it's the same stuff. I don't think mine are that scratched up, nothing so bad that I've noticed anyway. Mainly I noticed how heavy a stack of 28 of them are when I was cleaning out my classroom in June :eek:!

    On a side note, assuming you tape up the edges, I recommend a dark colored duct tape. I used white and now many of the boards have doodles on the boarders. So if you want to keep them a bit cleaner looking, definitely go for a dark tape where any stray marks won't really show up. I plan to re-tape mine this summer.
     
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    I use a white crate. It stores the whiteboards, markers, and erasers (washclothes).
     
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    I put them in a washbin from Target/Wal Mart. I have just a hosh posh from other teachers. Half are from Lakeshore, half are from showerboard, etc. The washbin is just fine. I bought a tall sterlite cart, and I might put them in there if I can't find more stuff to fill up the cart.
     
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    No Safeway here, but thanks!

    So much for my storage bin. The sticker says it's 14.5 x9 x 12.5, but its not even close...more like 12 x 9 x 10. Oh well. I like the dish bin idea, I might try that.
     
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    I saw those at Walmart, and I was planning on using them for teacher's editions and file folders (like my daily folders, where I keep copies of everything I need for the day) within easy reach. They're cheaper than the actual file folder stands at Staples!
     
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    I store mine in a bin - front to front, back to back, on down the line. That way the white sides are facing each other and the scratchy back sides are facing each other.
     

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