Tuesday, August 14, 2012

To Bin or Not To Bin...

Hokey title?  Yes, I know..   :)

I honestly couldn't think of anything catchier.  Probably a sign that it's time to head back to school so my "creative juices" will begin to flow once more! 

Speaking of going back to school, I've been in the process of getting ready to head back to school.  I'm in the process of cleaning, organizing, making new labels for things, and slowly putting my room back together for the new school year.  (Remember my last post about my cord organization?!?)  :)

One of the new things I'm going to try this year are table bins.  I've honestly NEVER done it this way before, but I know SO many teachers (including most of my team) that do it this way, so I thought I'd give it a try!  Of course, these super cute, colorful bins that I found at Hobby Lobby totally made me set on my decision to go full-on table bins!!!

So, what do you think?  Aren't they adorable??!? 

Like I said, I snagged them at Hobby Lobby.  Then, of course, I had to fancy them up a bit with some white bows and a fun table number cut out from my brand new Silhouette Cameo!  I'm pretty much in love with how they look.  Now, if only I'll be in love with the practicality once school starts! 

Anyone out there want to ease my worry?  Do you use table bins?  Have you tried them before?  Still have them?  Got rid of them?  Ahhh!  See, I'm full of questions here in my "uncharted" table bin "territory"!!!  :)  But I'd love to hear your thoughts (good or bad)!  Happy Tuesday, almost Wednesday!


  1. They look fab Jillian! We are jumping on the label train as well this year. It just unifies everything and makes them so cute!

    We do table tubs and love them. Our kiddos have their own pencil boxes in their desks but the tubs are community. We keep crayons, pencils, colored pencils, pencil sharpener and erasers in them.
    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

    1. Thanks girls! My kiddos have always just had their own personal pencil bags, so this will be a new treat. I'm glad to hear someone else who does both, too! I know it'll work well.

      I'd love to see your classroom labels when you get them all finished! I know I've loved making all of mine on my new Silhouette. It's pretty much my new addiction!!! :)

  2. They are so cute! We have a Hobby Lobby opening near me in September and I can't wait! The labels are my favorite part of your baskets.

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade