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  1. becky

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    ..borders and those display banners from Dollar Tree. Anyone have clever ways to store these so they stay nice?
     
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    I use the "clippie" clothes hangers (for pants & skirts) that I get from the store for free and would throw away anyway! Then I hang them in one of my closets (or on a pocket chart/wardrobe rod) until I need them! No roaches, very little dust! Sometimes I wish I had them all in huge ziplocks and then hung them, but this seems to work for me!
     
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    I also use a border bag. It's great because it folds up and takes up minimal space.
     
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    I have had my boarder box for years- it is perfect!
     
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    I use a border box. But, you can coil them around inside a plastic frosting container, too. Put a piece on the outside to identify it.
     
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    I love this idea.!

    I've always used a long planter box, but I'm going to start saving frosting containers.
     
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    Do you mean 2 gallon ziplocs or those new, bigger ones?
     
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    Awesome idea.
     
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    A window box?
     
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    yes - a long one.
     
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    I keep this stuff in my basement, and I'm still cleaning out. I need a way to store the banners with the matching border.

    Today at Dollar Tree I just picked up two different fall banners with matching borders, plus these lovely paper lace leaf shaped doilies!! There were also cutouts to match those borders and banners. I spent a quick 20.00!!
     
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    That's an awesome thought. I bet a bunch fit in one of those!
     
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    I stored so much into my poster box that I couldn't move it. It sure holds a lot stuff. Banners are hard to store if they are unusual shapes.

    Becky, do you put up banners at home??
     
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    The ones from Dollar Tree? Yes!!

    I draped their Fiesta banner across my archway between my dining room and living room for Cinco De Mayo. At the top of each column, I put a big bouquet of their paper flowers.

    I had their 4th of July banner up there, too, along with those smaller pictures tied in between the lettering.

    Right now, I have their luau banner, with parrots and flowers, up there, and those flower cutouts coming down each column. Draped across my windows are those smaller luau banners with toucans, parrots, flamingos, and colorful spirals. I have a huge flamingo on one wall, by the window!!!

    I try to make it fun and colorful for Jeannie, kwim? I also have window clings up. A party type store ent out of business near here awhile back, and I got a huge supply of things to hang up at different times. Nice bird cutouts, school themed cutouts, holidays, you name it. During the school year, I take down all my pictures- my dining room is done in cows and farms-and put up decorations. Hopefully, it's a motivator.

    Dollar Tree rocks out loud, don't they???
     
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    The border box was well worth it. It's in great shape. For bulletin board stuff and posters, I had them in this long container and it was a disaster. I bought those super large ziplocks bags and sorted them: Themes, Math, Reading, Writing, Other Grade Level Materials, and Decorative. I put some flat under some tables on top of storage containers, and I put some in between my file cabinets. I'm so excited about it!
     
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    I also had those boxes for posters and stuff, but they fell apart because I probably over stuffed them. I tossed them!
     
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    Frosting containers are great storage for borders.
     
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    Love the idea of frosting containers for borders but, as a diabetic, I don't use many. :) I just bought some of the super-big zip-top baggies from DollarTree (my favorite store!) and I'm gonna try to put like items in them and THEN hang them in the closet (i.e., leaves with my big tree, etc.).
     
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    Maybe you could ask for them on craigslist or freecycle?

    I used the big heavy duty camping ziplocks to store all my posters.
     
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    1stgradenana, I got a lot of the containers from parents. I like the bag idea-I can think of LOTS of things for those!! I love Dollar Tree too :) Must go now...
     
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    Individual containers to store borders are cute, but take up so much space. I ended up tossing them when the previous teacher left.

    Those border boxes hold so much more. A few years ago, I invested in a plastic/material one that rolls up to resemble one of those boxes. It holds so many of them.
     
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    yes it does. I have a border box and I had so much in it, I can't move it and it started to fall apart. Didn't care for it. So I tranferred it to the planter box - LOVE IT!!!! It holds everything and its plastic so it won't fall apart.

    I do have a pocket chart thing that holds border. It nice too, but you have to have large cabinet to hand it on.

    I also store my sentence strips in here too.
     
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    How about a coffee can? An oatmeal canister?
     
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    I buy aluminium foil at BJ's, and I might try to use that box in the meantime. It's strong, long, and wide-ish. I'm not sure the banners will go so well there, though.
     
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    I remember seeing something from Scholastic...a flat see-through plastic carrying "case" to hold all sorts of posters, etc...
    I thought it was great since you could "pay" with your bonus points. I happen to use those huge poster boxes that I buy at a Teacher store. Love them!
     
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    Lol-yesterday I was going through more stuff and found two paper, pineapples that you open up and they are puffy. There's a name for this kind of decoration, but I can't think of it right now. They are each at the top of my archway columns! I believe I got these at WalMart's clearance aisle.
     
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