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  1. Jem

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    ...LuLu, my new rolling cart!

    Some people name their cars, but I'm naming my new cart. :haha:

    I was going to get a basic plastic box from Amazon, but then thought that maybe with a 40% off coupon I could get a scrapbooker's organizer for a similar price. Although a bit more expensive, this baby has pockets and flaps and pen holders galore. I can't wait to stuff her full of post-its, grading pens, glue sticks, scissors, etc.

    And the inside has an adjustable divider, so I can put papers to grade on one side and planning books/file folders on the other. I have to walk a block or two to get to the school from any parking spot I find in the morning, and right now it's usually me juggling stacks of papers with a laptop and iPad perched dangerously on top. Now I will be strolling in style! ;)

    Anyone else have a fancy cart? What have you put in it? I'm like a little kid with a new trapper keeper! :p

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  3. catnfiddle

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    Love it! I just have my work computer bag. I should find wheels for it.
     
  4. kcjo13

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    It's the little things that make life that much more enjoyable! I am fully in support of spending money on things that make my job easier. Or at least more fun!
     
  5. teacherguy111

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    I like that idea. I probably don't need one as almost all my lesson stuff is on my laptop. And I teach older grades. SOmetimes it would be useful though.
     
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    I like the color! I just use a regular computer rolling cart that I keep in the car & lug to/from my room.
     
  7. TeacherGroupie

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    With judicious handling, the folding aluminum handcarts that Costco sells for about $20 will take three under-bed boxes stuffed with books and papers plus a rolling computer bag on top, and the wheels are big enough and durable enough to be able to be dragged up and down curbs.
     
  8. Jem

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    That would be the one downside to this one, TeacherGroupie-not sure how durable it is. I'm a bit rough on my stuff, and while trying to bounce it up the stairs this morning it occured to me I should probably start taking the ramp to prolong Lulu's likespan.
     
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    Trust me that you'll still get a good workout on the ramp.
     
  10. Peregrin5

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    I just got a rolling lab cart from Costco. They're so cheap, but large enough to carry all of the materials I need when I need to move somewhere for a lab. My lessons are so much more mobile now.

    Need to move some laptops and colored pencil kits to the computer room for a computer lesson? No sweat.

    Need to move milk, ice, and other materials outside for making ice cream. Simple!

    I can avoid making huge messes in my classroom now if I do certain labs outdoors.
     
  11. Jem

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    Awesome, Peregrin!!

    I just filled Lulu with supplies today-I feel I could take Henry to the park and be able to work on almost any project I needed to! Huzzah! ;)
     
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    I love it! I think lulu would be perfect for my needs! Did you buy it on amazon or a local store? Right now I am using a rigged up baby bag and a airport roller that I strap together! It is always falling and has become a total pain to get in and out of the car. I would love one of these! Can you post the brand or pm me.
     
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    Jem, she looks fabulous!
     
  14. FarFromHome

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    I started using rolling carts at my school because the campus is so big and I bring too much stuff home. I got mine from either Office Max or Office Depot for around $20-$25. I've had about 5 of them (in less than 2.5 years) because I keep breaking them. So make sure you don't put too much into it and be really careful pulling it up and down curbs!
     
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    Super organized! With all your supplies packed in it, Lulu's a rolling office! :love: it!
     
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    I have a (cheap) rolling laptop cart that I actually need to replace - got it at Walmart for about $40 a couple of years ago, and it will hold 2 laptops or a laptop and lots of papers.

    In addition, I have a folding "dolly" that I got for free from Office Depot (when I bought a couple of cases of paper), and it will easily carry two loaded plastic "file" totes, plus a bag or two on top, when needed.

    I am in the market for another rolling laptop bag.... the concrete is SO hard on the wheels.
     
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    Link?!
     
  18. chebrutta

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    Love!

    I use a crate-rolling cart when I have to lug a lot of heavy things. It is not stylish or awesomely organizational like your Lulu.
     
  19. Loves the beach

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    What a great idea! Mine is very basic so papers slide down and fold, so I think the dividers would come in handy.
     
  20. TamiJ

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    That´s a really great idea! Love it. :)
     

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