Monday, January 11, 2016

Favorite Organizational Tips for SLPs

Today, I'm linking up with the Frenzied SLPs to describe some organizational tips. 

Two new ideas!

1) One day I was shopping on Zulily and saw a car seat organizer with expandable pockets. Something about the design gave me an idea. Here is a picture of what I'm talking about. 

This organizer has pockets that are deep enough to hold decks of cards. If you are an itinerant SLP, you KNOW how helpful this could be!  After purchasing that organizer, I went a little crazy with car seat organizers and bought two more. Here is another one.

One of the benefits of using these is that you can remove them quickly and easily if necessary. I had to leave my car recently to have some work done on it. I quickly unclipped the organizers and stored them securely until I got my car back. Then, I was able to quickly pop them back into my car.  Easy-peasy!

2) Again, while trolling Zulily, I spied this-a set of plastic boxes that could be useful for holding card decks. If you have Super Duper cards that are in the old, card stock boxes, these would work for you. See the photo below.

It gets better. The whole set of 18 boxes fits into individual slots in a large storage shelf. Now, you get the idea that I travel a lot, but I have not yet figured out exactly how I will use the shelf. I may just keep it at home and grab what I need for the day before heading out the door.

And now, a not-so-new idea!

3) Giant zip-lock bags. With HANDLES. I purchased the bags shown below at our local Dollar Tree. There are three bags per box and they come in different sizes. 

I'm kind of addicted to them. I like to use them for book companions. All items go into one bag, and it goes into the back of my car. Done!

Hope you get some ideas to make your SLP world a little more organized!


  1. Now I just want to organize my car. That is one area that is surely a dumping ground! Love those large bags too. I used to own a lot for my home, but couldn't find them any more. Thanks for the dollar store tip! Great choice for your book this week. I have the same plans!

  2. Those plastic bags with handles seem like a must-have! I'm off to Dollar Tree after work to see if I can find some. Thanks for the tips!

    Schoolhouse Talk

  3. Nice! I never considered the pockets for the car. I now travel to two other sites so the tips are extra useful for me. Thanks

  4. Ziplock bags with handles! You just made my day. I didn't know they existed- I have to go shopping. Thanks so much!

  5. Dollar storage bags with handles??!! Where have these been all my life? Thanks for the tip.

  6. Those bags are solid gold!! I'll be heading to dollar tree this week, for sure!!

  7. I love those clear boxes for card storage. Because they are clear you don't have to spend time labeling them! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Can you share the product information for the clear boxes for card storage? They are a must have for my therapy room!!

  9. Wow, those bags are AWESOME! I must get my hands on some of them! Thank you for sharing!