I must say, I LOVE this system. Anyone can come into my room and look for a picture they might need. The drawers are labeled (Although, as you can tell by the pictures, I did not have enough labels, oops!) and all you do is pull out the pictures to locate the one you need. The pictures are also easy to put away, although I do keep a small basket right in front of the toolbox to throw pictures in. Then a classroom volunteer can quickly go through and put them away. I found throughout the year that I needed drawers that were just for a certain student. So I just wrote their name on one of the blanks.These worked great to keep student specific pictures organized.
I also love my toolbox with all of my supplies in it. This made is super easy for all the paraprofessionals I work with to find things in my room instead of having to look on my
To make this I bought the toolboxes from Lowes. They are Stack-On 18 drawer Storage Cabinets. Right now they are $19.96 each, however you can go through Ebates and purchase it online to get 2% back. If you do in-store pickup then there is no shipping costs (You can find out more about Ebates by checking out this blog post.). I then made labels, printed them, laminated therm and attached the labels to the insides of the drawers with double sided tape.
To save you some time I am going to share my labels. I used graphics from MyCuteGraphics and fonts from Kimberly Geswein Fonts. Ready to go get your copy? Click here or on the picture to the right!!