Thursday, March 3, 2011

Love a Zip-tie!

Friends~Just a little thing that I love about hardware stores and teaching.  I place my desks in groups and I am constantly straightening desks.  Face it, 2nd graders are wiggle worms!  

One day on a trip to Lowes with my family and I saw a bin of Zip ties and BINGO.  I grabbed a pack and brought them to school and zip tied all of those desks together.  No more straightening for me:)  The desks move as one!

This year I was so excited to find brightly colored ties from my local Dollar Store.  They fit right into my classroom decor!  Just remember to snip the ties at the end of the year so that your custodians can move your desks around to clean:)


  1. THANK YOU! This idea just might save my sanity when dealing with my wiggle worm 1st graders :)

  2. OMG! Best idea ever....I just rearranged today and the way I did it I know I am going to end up straightening desks each day with my wiggly second graders but this is AMAZING!!!

  3. I just found your blog through TBA and I love all your ideas, but this one I REALLY LOVE!! Lol it really is the small things in life ;-)

  4. I saw this on Pinterest & thought "why didn't I think of that"?! Just wondering how easily a whole table moves if those wiggle worms shift throughout the day.

  5. Love this idea. I just saw it on a website about organized rooms. This is going on my "To Buy" list. Thanks for sharing.

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

  6. oh my goodness, why have I never thought of that? They drive me batty moving desks around all day. Will definately be trying that out. Thanks!


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