First, take a trip to the hardware store. You need the toolkit and spray paint made for plastic. Although the paint said no sanding, I still sanded just in case. Couldn't hurt, right?
Tip: If you are not a good painter or are new to spray painting, spray painting outside in the wind is
NOT a good idea. Don't be so anxious to get it done that you have to buy twice the amount of paint!
I decided I wanted to paint my drawers as well, but that is completely not necessary. It does make some of the drawers stick a bit, but with use the paint on the tracks will wear off.
Allow the paint to dry completely. Again, patience. Wait!
Once you have your labels on, you are all set. Now you get to the fun part - cleaning up your clutter! (Okay, for me, there is just this great sense of relief when I clear up a bunch of clutter that has been bugging me. Anyone else?) It is just amazing how much you can fit in these! They do make other sizes of the toolboxes as well, but I
felt like this one would be enough. If I taught primary, I might want more drawers - I don't use a lot of stickers and things on a regular basis.
If you like my labels, I made them with Cherry Workshop's Summer Backgrounds Stained Glass Digital Paper and KB3's AlphaBasicSans font. Both can be found on TeachersPayTeachers.
What is your best classroom organization tip?