The easiest way to organize letterboard letters and keep them in one place for good.
I’m not sure what it is about quarantine, but it’s got me wanting to organize all the little crap that I’ve been ignoring for a very long time.
I finally organized Charlotte’s school papers, we’re working on another little project for her that we will be revealing soon and now we tackle the letterboard letters.
I feel like letterboard letters are like lil’ rabbits – they just multiply while you sleep and the next thing you know there are thousands. They’re just everywhere.
With a few (and by that I mean 1) items, you can easily organize your letter board letters in no time!
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- Plastic letter organizer case
- Label maker
- Printable inventory sheet (get yours below!
If your letters came like this, you’ll want to break your fingers trying to get them all off.
After cussing and getting some new skin, separate your letterboard letters into piles like this. I know this will be super annoying, but I can promise you that it will pay off in the end.
This is where your free printable is going to come into play. If you haven’t already, click below to get the password delivered to you so that you can get your free printable sheet!
I scaled down my printable to 40% of the page before printing it out just to fit the size of my letter organizer.
Count your letters and then start filling in your printable inventory sheet.
Ohhh yeah, and if you’re anything like me, count them again and then scratch out the first number because it’s wrong.
Also, the reason I personally have so many letters is because I have a felt letterboard and a wooden letterboard and they both came with letters. My oh my. Who needs 15 As, ya know? I mean maybe I do but I’m not sure.
Quite honestly the only time we even used the letterboard that I have is to announce Josiah’s coming home to live with us. Smuuuuush.
Anyway, once you’ve written in your numbers correctly or incorrectly, just use a couple pieces of tape and attach it to the inside of the lid. You could put it on the outside, but I didn’t want to run the risk of it getting torn because I know it’ll get thrown around.
Using a label maker, print out letters and stick them in the bottom of the letter slot thingies.
This is another case of why you need to lay out your letters – depending on how many slots you have for your letters, you’ll need to make sure you have room for them all.
What I like about this way to organize your letterboard letters is that this case has removable plastic dividers. I wish that they were removable in rows, not columns.
Because of that, I just had to double up with some letters. Here’s how I ended up breaking down my letters and numbers:
- A (x2)
- E (x2)
- N (x2)
- O (x2)
- R (x2)
- 6/9 (they’re the same number)
- ?/! and arrow symbol
I know what you might be thinking – if you put the labels in the bottom, how on earth will you know what’s in them?
But as you can see, if you flip your box over, you can see that it’s got your letterboard letters and you can see on the label what letters are in there.
There you have it! The easiest way to organize your letterboard letters!
But wait, if you have an easier way to do this, let me know! I’m always open to easier. Some call it lazy. I call it….okay, yeah. Lazy.
You don’t be lazy though, at least pin this for later!