Reading baskets/bins

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  1. ABCteach

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    Where can I find some inexpensive plastic baskets to use for my library? I need them to be big enough to fit larger books, and multicolored.
     
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    I would try dollor stores, walmart, and ikea.
     
  4. Miss W

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    I get mine at Dollar Tree and Dollar General. They're usually a dollar a piece, if not cheaper.
     
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    Oh I forgot about Ikea. Not a fan of that store but I would check that out. The problem with me for dollar stores is that the closest one is 25 miles away so it costs me $12 to go there and back! Still worth it as long as I have a list. Gosh I sound cheap.
     
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    If there's an Ikea in the area, please try there. That's where I bought my bins and they are very durable.
     
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    I got some great bins at Big Lots and Ikea. I also found some cute canvas ones that are bright colors at Walmart.
     
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    I have those...red and blue. I love the fact that they have a place to put removable labels.
     
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    I just saw three packs of sterilite ultra baskets for about 3 bucks at wallmart. They came in teal and hot pink.
     
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    dollar store & christmas tree shop
     
  11. BethMI

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    I just bought some today at Bed BAth and Beyond-the ones that have the hair care area. They were between $1.09 and $2. you can use your 20% off coupons too. They were a nice big size which I have been having difficulty finding.
     
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    I never would've thought of that...thanks Beth :)
     
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    I got red and blue baskets for my books. I'm going to do blue for leveled books and fiction, and red for nonfiction. I got them from IKEA for 1.29 I think. The only problem is that they are pretty big and it takes a lot of books to fill up the bins!
     
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    I tend to fill up mine pretty fast. My addiction is children's books (yes I admit it). I have around 4,000 in my classroom. I like to put series in baskets by themselves.
     

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