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Drawer Carts for Speech Room Organization

If you know me, then you probably know that I am obsessed with my drawer cart! I keep it right next to my therapy table, and I use it on a daily basis. I’ll show you how I use it, but I’ll also share four more ways you could use this awesome cart! (I might just have to buy more!)

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Drawer cards are a serious lifesaver in schools! I use my drawer cart for lots of different things, so I'm sharing all of my favorite speech room organization tips using a drawer cart in this post. Time to get organized!

Wondering where to find this cart? You can find it on Amazon here or at a craft store (like Michael’s or Jo-Ann Fabric).

1. Card Decks

I sorted my decks by therapy topic and made labels. I can use the decks with a variety of activities, so it makes for easy, low prep therapy!

Here are some of the decks I love:

2. Homework

You could also use the drawers to store your homework activities/worksheets. You could make packets for every kid and make a label for each day of the week. Another option is to sort by different goal areas (e.g., articulation, vocabulary, etc.). Use paperclips or binder clips to keep your papers organized.

3. Thematic Units

Use these drawers to organize your units! You could keep books, activities, craft templates, etc. all in one place. Use binder clips, gallon bags, or plastic envelopes to keep the pieces together. (Links below!)

4. Craft/Office Supplies

You could use some (or all!) of the drawers for pens, pencils, paint, and other materials. Using plastic organizers would make it super organized!

5. Student Folders

You could keep your working files/folders in this cart, too! Sort by therapy schedule, grade, or group.

Want some pretty labels to keep your drawers organized? Check out these seasonal labels!

I know there must be many more ways to use these drawer carts. Let us know in the comments if you use them for something else!

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8 Comments

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    Liane
    July 23, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Great ideas, Marisha! I had my eye on this cart at Michael’s but opted for something less expensive and sadly, less cute. 🙂 Ah well. Thanks for the great ideas of what to put in each drawer… you’d be surprised how long it can take to simply decide what should go where.

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      Marisha (Road to Speech)
      July 23, 2016 at 12:51 am

      Haha love it! The (very serious) dilemmas of a school SLP ;D

  • Reply
    Liane
    July 23, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Great ideas, Marisha! I had my eye on this cart at Michael’s but opted for something less expensive and sadly, less cute. 🙂 Ah well. Thanks for the great ideas of what to put in each drawer… you’d be surprised how long it can take to simply decide what should go where.

    • Reply
      Marisha (Road to Speech)
      July 23, 2016 at 12:51 am

      Haha love it! The (very serious) dilemmas of a school SLP ;D

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    Melissa Barsam
    May 12, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    My room is so small I don’t have room for a drawer cart. A table and four chairs are a squeeze ! Since I have a cupboard I do use the Costco set of colorful boxes with latches. I label them by theme or content (Cariboo cards, Arctic and literature books, Pirate Week). I I do the last week of every month as a theme week and the kids love it! In Oct. we hunt glow in the dark spiders with flashlights for Halloween week (think following directions, or prepositions) , Leprechaun week in March (there was an old lady who swallowed a clover) , Pirate week for art, anyway you get the idea.

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      Marisha
      May 13, 2017 at 6:07 am

      That sounds like a great set up, Melissa! Thanks for sharing!

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