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Clothespin task organizer

When I was a teacher, I had a unique clothespin organization system for keeping track of paperwork. Homework goes through five stages: copying sheets, handing them out, grading, entering grades and passing papers back. I had boxes for each stage, but I found that using clothespins or binder clips to gather the paper made it more portable. Every teacher inevitably winds up taking work home.

sharpie craft

I totally geek out over any craft that requires Sharpies, so it's no surprise that's what I turned to. If you're looking to replenish your supply, Sharpie Fine and Ultra Fine markers and highlighters will be on sale at Staples – while supplies last – starting August 10th. I went ahead and nabbed these at Staples awhile back.

Clothespin Organization Craft

sharpie clothespin organization

This clothespin organization craft is really easy. Just gather some clothespins, small magnets, colorful Sharpies, a ruler and hot glue.

glue clothespins onto ruler

Write your task phases on the clothespins, then space the clothespins out across the ruler. Glue one magnet to each clothespin and one magnet in each spot where you want to hang the clothespin. You could skip the magnets altogether and glue the clothespins directly onto the ruler, but I like the option of removing individual groupings. This also lets teachers hang things on the refrigerator at home!

Make a clothespin organization system for teachers to keep track of assignments

This clothespin organization craft can easily be modified for home use (incoming and outgoing mail, bills to be paid, etc). It could also be expanded for large classes with a heavy workload. Simply swap out the ruler for a yardstick, and the clothespins for extra large clothespins or binder clips! This would make a sweet back-to-school gift for your child's teacher.

Do you use a clothespin organization system to keep your paperwork in line?