After unpacking my new classroom, I realized I was definitely going to need more space. I began storing stuff under our classroom sink.
|Pre-Makeover Storage Area|
To make it less visually distracting and off limits to the students, I created a towel covering. I simply put soft heavy-duty Velcro along the edge of the counter top. Then I put rough Velcro along the edge of a towel to create a towel cabinet. For durability, I added a line of hot glue to the towel before attaching the rough velcro. The glue also provides extra support if the towels get wet. (Note: If you are a sewer, you could also sew on the velcro.)
|Post-Makeover Storage Area|
TIP: Choose a non-distracting color of towel. Navy blue works well.
Instructor Insight: For a more accessible opening, have two towels meet in the front-middle of the counter top like actual cabinet doors.
What creative strategies do you use to maximize space in your classroom?