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What are your to-go stores/web sites to find classroom items? (Storage, furniture, wall decor, etc) Really want to make my first year room adorable, but also struggling to find the best deals. HELP!

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Dollar tree if you need small baskets at stations, etc. I love Dollar tree. Baskets, bins, decorations, there's even a small area for teacher classroom needs.

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Suggestion: get some fabric to cover your bulletin boards rather than paper. It stays looking nice for several years and if you get it on sale it’s affordable.

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Thrift stores, garage sales, Amazon, Mardel, Hobby Lobby... I always shop clearance and sales. It can get expensive if you don’t! I add or change up my room a little each year, and I’ve already spend a couple hundred on stuff this summer alone!😬 It can easily get out of hand. Just know that you don’t have to spend that much to make it cute, and you can add to it as you go... Look for things you might already have, like lamps, cute rugs, fabrics, etc and then go from there

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Definitely check thrift stores regularly. Paint is cheap and goes a long way to making things look good again.

Dollar Tree and Five Below

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Reallygoodstuff.com

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Teachercreated .com

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Amazon!

Target gets spendy but the bulk of my stuff seems to come from there. I make a TON of my own decor with my Cricut. Garage sale sites on Facebook are great and sometimes people will lower their price if you say it’s for your classroom

I actually have two because I upgraded and haven’t sold my old one yet haha. But I have an Explore and a Maker. I love that I can cut fabric and felt so easily with the Maker. They’re not as intimidating as they seem. Start with a small project and follow the directions and you’ll be an expert in no time!

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