Today, we are tackling the anchor chart storage chaos and discussing ways to level up your classroom organization game. Having designated anchor chart storage space is like giving your classroom a superhero cape! It keeps your teaching treasures neatly stashed away, ready to swoop in and save the day whenever a lesson needs that extra visual punch. So today, I’m sharing five helpful ways to keep those anchor charts in check and add a dash of efficiency to your classroom!
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Five Genius Anchor Chart Storage Solutions
1. Garment Rack with Hangers
A garment rack with hangers will rescue your anchor charts from the chaos! Not only does it bring a touch of order to your classroom, but it’s a game-changer for accessibility. Imagine effortlessly flipping through charts like browsing your favorite fashion collection – quick, easy, and always on point.
Plus, no more crumpled charts or desperate searches! You can grab a garment rack from any local store, such as Target, Walmart, or my favorite, Amazon!
I’m sorta loving this black one from Amazon! (Oh, and it’s cheap!)
And here are some hanger suggestions, too!
Have A LOT of anchor charts? GUILTY! 👋 Check out these multi-hangers!
You can see this idea here on Pinterest!
Bonus Tip! Label your anchor charts with general categories and clip all those together. Makes it super simple to grab what you need year after year! Thanks for the tip, Shannon from Life Between Summers!
2. Rolled with Labels using a Wrapping Paper Box
I absolutely love being able to repurpose things I already have lying around! Wrapping paper boxes or even kitchen trash cans will be your unsung hero in the quest for anchor chart storage! All you need to do is roll up your charts, toss them in, and add some label love. You no longer have to play chart hide and seek with your anchor charts as this method will allow you to quickly glance at the labels to find exactly what you are looking for–#teacherhack!
You can read more about this idea here from Mary at Teaching With a Mountain View!
Here are a few ideas for box storage on Amazon!
- Fabric box with lid storage
- Clear wrapping paper storage box
- Wrapping paper storage bag
- Black trash can
3. Laying Flat in a Drawer
Here’s the lowdown on the anchor chart game-changer: the drawer method! Imagine opening a drawer, and there they are – your trusty anchor charts, all neatly tucked in a drawer.
That part is easy, but the one issue I’ve noticed while trying this method is that the anchor charts tend to stick together. Here’s a solution: Grab some freezer paper and chop it into nifty 2-inch strips – trust me, it’s like magic when it sticks to the sticky side of your anchor charts, especially when they’re all piled up! Check out this blog post from Busy Kids Happy Mom to learn more!
4. Rolled with Labels in an Under-the-Bed Storage Container
If your classroom doesn’t offer much storage space, this hack will help you out so much! Grab an under-the-bed storage container that can be easily stored under your classroom furniture or above your cabinets.
No more hunting for the correct chart; just a smooth slide-out, and there they are, ready for action.
This is actually how I store my anchor charts, and honestly, it’s worked well over the past 8 or 9 years!
5. Magnetic Curtain Rod
I have a #teacherwin for you! A magnetic curtain rod is a game-changer for storing and organizing anchor charts! Just slap that bad boy on your whiteboard or any magnetic surface, and suddenly, you’ve got a sleek display space for all your visual wonders. No more fussing with tape or fumbling with hooks – it’s quick, easy, and adds a touch of classroom chic.
Check out these other amazing ideas like this one from Ashley over at Teach, Create, Motivate!
Anchor Charts that You Can Use Again and Again!
It’s no surprise that I love anchor charts.
But did you know I designed a whole set of reusable anchor charts for reading?
Interactive Anchor Charts are the perfect blend of form and function! Easy to prep- print and paste onto your chart paper! Laminate for durability!
The best part? They are open-ended so that you can use them again and again! Laminate them once; your students can fill them with dry-erase markers or sticky notes. Then, you can easily wipe off or remove the stickies, and boom – they’re ready for a repeat performance.
It’s the ultimate way to keep your students engaged and accountable for their learning journey.
Grab the hefty bundle here in my TpT store!
Anchor Chart Storage Solutions
So there you have it – five game-changing anchor chart storage solutions that’ll have you saying goodbye to the chart chaos and hello to organized bliss! Whether you’re opting for the wrapping paper box, the under-the-bed storage container, the magnetic curtain rod, the drawer method, or the trusty garment rack with hangers, each one brings its touch of magic to your classroom. Comment below which method you prefer in your classroom, or are there any other organizational hacks I missed?! Let’s say farewell to the struggles of chart management and embrace a teaching space where finding the perfect visual aid is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!
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