I actually asked about mailboxes last year...haha. I looked up that old thread and saw someone had recommended a shoe organizer, but didn't reply back when I asked how it worked. Last year I ended up getting one through my school- an old one they found and let me keep- but obviously it had to stay at that school- so I'm looking again! Has anyone found the shoe organizer thing to work really well? I don't like that the slots would be so small and that you'd have to fold everything up or that it would be flimsy/hanging. I can just see that being an extra hassle- but of course, this option is WAY cheaper than anything else I've found. The "cheaper" commercial ones all have reviews saying they're made of cardboard and fall apart within the year, and the good ones are too expensive. I only have a $200 budget and am inheriting basically nothing from the previous teacher. Given the SES status of my school community, I expect to have to supplement basic school supplies with my budget as well for students who don't bring them. I've looked around at goodwill and places and they don't have anything. I've heard the ikea boxes fall apart immediately as well. I thought the plastic "file sorter" trays from staples or office depot was a good idea, but after looking into it, to buy enough trays for the entire class would be just as expensive as buying a commercial classroom mailbox center.