Spring is here in Sacramento and I start to get the urge to purge! I have a love/hate relationship with cleaning because I would be rather doing other things, but I always feel better when things have their place, so that clean up is quick and easy. One of the reasons I avoid cleaning is that I find I always have to fork out money (too much money) for these organization storage systems. In the end I know it will help me keep life tidy and neat, but sometimes having extra cash around to buy organizing resources for my therapy room is not an option.
So today for Wise Wallet Wednesday, I thought I would share a ROUND UP of ideas for organizing and keeping your therapy items tidy without breaking the bank.
Here is a post I did last year about Spring Cleaning, on how I used a caddy to store all my craft items, file folder stand for housing my TPT themed activities and some dollar store baskets to create an oral motor “grab n’ go” kit for easy access to oral motor materials when needed (you never know when you need to break those gloves out)!
Whitney from Let’s Talk shares a great “free” way to categorize your children’s books for easy, quick access using wooden paint stir sticks from Home Depot and stickers to alphabetize books by themes. Check out her post for more organization tips HERE!
Carrie’s Speech Corner has some great inexpensive ideas for How to organized TPT materials using a dish drainer that you can get from the dollar store or IKEA for cheap!!
Busy Bee Speech shares her five essentials for organizing your speech room! My favorite are the Educational Insights Space Place Pocket Chart (amazon affiliate link for your convenience) and I store my articulation words from Mommy Speech Therapy (free artic words).
The Speech Room News hosted a wonderful Love It & List It Linky party sharing about ALL things organization! Tons of bloggers linked up with their tips in tricks including this girl! I shared about how I keep my student’s information organized and what I bring to IEP meetings, so I can take notes in one place and have my business cards handy. Check out that post HERE!
My girl Jenn over at Crazy Speech World has a great organizational system for keeping track of her themed materials. Initially, you may have to fork up some dough for the containers and hanging folders, but this would be an easy clean up at the end of the year if you have to move sites or take materials home! My tip: try to get the hanging folders through your school supply by asking your secretary or use your $100 budget to invest in some of these containers!!
Super Power Speech shares how she keeps her therapy materials organized by using binders (again, you may be able to get binders from your school)! You can organize your materials by theme, disorder or month! Check out the part 2 to organizing your materials HERE!
Hope all these ideas gets your rear in gear for cleaning and getting organized before you finish out the school year. The sun is starting to come out, so start now because you will be able to leave work quicker and your office will stay cleaner, so you can enjoy the SUNSHINE longer!! (513)