How To Organize Letterboard Letters

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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.

disorganized letters from letterboard

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!

Supplies:

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Steps:
organize letters from letterboard

If your letters came like this, you’ll want to break your fingers trying to get them all off.

arranging letters from letterboard in piles

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.

letterboard inventory free printable

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!

letterboard letters inventory sheet
hand cutting letterboard inventory free printable

I scaled down my printable to 40% of the page before printing it out just to fit the size of my letter organizer.

hand writing on letterboard inventory printable

Count your letters and then start filling in your printable inventory sheet.

letterboard letters inventory free printable

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.

hand putting letter A on organizer

Using a label maker, print out letters and stick them in the bottom of the letter slot thingies.

letter A on from label maker

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.

closeup of letters from letterboard

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)
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E (x2)
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J-K
  • L
  • M
  • N (x2)
  • O (x2)
  • P-Q
  • R (x2)
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X-Z
  • 0-1
  • 2-3
  • 4-5
  • 7-8
  • 6/9 (they’re the same number)
  • ?/! and arrow symbol
  • &-
  • .,
organized letters from letterboard

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.

closeup of letters from letterboard

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!

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The easiest way to organize letters from your letterboard via Living Letter Home

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