where to buy low shelves? and paper storage?

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  1. sevenplus

    sevenplus Connoisseur

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    I really, really need some shelves for my art center. I am hoping to get some that will fit under the chalk tray on my bulletin board. I need to go to school to measure.

    I am looking for something low. With 2 or 3 shelves probably. A long unit would be ideal, but I can put 2 or more side-by-side.

    I would prefer NOT to have the particle board kind that you screw together because those don't seem to last very long. But I will take those in a pinch.

    I am also looking for something to store paper in so my students can access several types of paper. I saw some in a post recently, but they only fit paper up to 9x12 and we often use the 12x 18.

    Links to websites or ideas of stores that may carry something like this would be great!
     
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    I know you said no particle board, but these would work great for you and are only $9.99 each at CVS:

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    Yes, with the exception of the particle board, those would fit the bill. Don't you have to have a CVS card to get that price, though?
     
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    I got a CVS card a few years ago without giving any of my information, if that's what you're worried about. They told me to send in my info on a postcard type form, but I never did.

    Easy enough.
     
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    I also saw something like that at Big Lots. Same size.
     
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    You might try garage sales and Goodwill, but if you're like me, school is starting SOON and I am out of time to hunt.
     
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    I am looking for shelves too... I think I'm going to use plastic garage shelving like this:

    http://www.jmeacham.com/book.bins.htm

    Low, not very breakable, easy to clean, and pretty cheap. I think you can buy a 4-6 shelf unit and make two or three 2-shelf units out of it. I think Menards advertised one (not sure how wide) for $12.99 for 4 shelves.
     
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    Yep. Been doing that all summer!



    I'll check CVS (if I can get a card and use it the same day that would be great!), Big Lots and look at garage shelving options this week!

    Thanks!

    Any ideas for paper storage? :whistle:
     
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    You can get the card the same day.
     
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    For paper, in our work room, we have a tall wooden paper organizer. I have seen them in catalogs but can't seem to find one online. I found this, which is similar, just much shorter and cardboard:
    Paper Organizer
     
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    You might also want to look into those shoe stackers.

    I think I got mine at Home Depot years ago. I have two and they are white. I have them stacked together and on my back counter but they would fit under a chalk tray.

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    Where in CVS would those shelves be? I need some as well and they fit into my budget!;)
     
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    I need to get them I guess too. Even if they only last a year. I'm not a fan of CVS-I hope mine has them.
     
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    Well, the $9.99 was last week and I am not sure if they are still 9.99. The regular price is $14.99 or wait until they go on sale again.

    In my CVS, they were in a promo aisle, the one next to the school supply aisle.
     
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    :hijack: giraffe, how did you post the pictures without a link??
     
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    Ah, thanks! I actually have two of those stacked in the front of the classroom that I use for my cd player and a few other things. I inherited them from another teacher and hadn't thought to get some more for the art shelves. I think I'd be worried about them getting knocked off of each other, though. I'd have to figure out a way to secure them.
     

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