Wednesday, 19 May 2021

IKEA Kallax Storage Ideas for the Classroom

IKEA Storage Ideas for the Classroom

Do you have an IKEA Kallax storage shelf in your classroom. These are ideas for making the most out of yours. You may already know that they are perfect for keeping everything organized and they can be used for your classroom bookshelf or for storing your manipulatives. But did you know that there are many storage containers of different shapes that are made to fit into the IKEA Kallax shelf? Storage containers, bins, and mini-drawers can all be used and you'll see below, beautiful examples of how teachers use them to organize their classrooms.

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  • Containers and storage cubes: These clear stacking containers are used for storing manipulatives and craft supplies. They slide in with the locking lids on the side and they don't need labels because their contents are easily seen. They also fit perfectly into the IKEA Drona frabric storage cubes, which can also fit into the storage unit.



  • File storiage boxes right in your shelf: Your hanging file folders can be placed into file storage boxes that are made to fit an IKEA shelf. I would still prefer a drawer system for ease of access. But the storage boxes make it a cute idea. If you need to store files that you hardly use, and you really just want to have them out of sight and mind, then I would recommend this.


  • Use clear storage bins: There are bins that fit perfectly into the Kallax cubicles. This library uses clear bins for file folders and clear trays for cardstock. These containers allow you to see exactly what's inside. See more types of clear bins in this blog post


  • Insert a desk organizer tray: A tray like this can easily store and sort your paper collections. Keep your cardstock or constuction paper sheets neat and easily accessible.

  • Use Woven baskets to keep odds and ends: Woven baskets can give a classroom a homey feel and the buil in handles are a plus.


  • Store your board puzzles: There are puzzle racks that are made to hold those thick Melissa and Doug puzzle boards, and the small size fits right in an IKEA shelf.


 
  • Store larger items in bigger containers: This one comes in two sizes, the 15.5 quart and the 31 quart. They both fit in the IKEA Kallax cubicles. The 15.5 quart can be stacked within the cubicle.

More ideas will be added soon.

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