How to Store Classroom Earphones and Earbuds

If you want to know the best practices for how to store classroom earphones and earbuds, have a you’ll need an organized storage system for storing and keeping track of your students’ headphones or earbuds. Each earphone must have a number assigned to it for it to be used only by the student that is rostered for that number. The earphones can be stored in a large classroom pocket chart, mesh bags, or an earphone storage unit. See how teachers are finding affordable ways to store their classroom headphones below.

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How to Store Classroom Earphones and Earbuds

Classroom eaphones and earbuds can be stored in bulk in a pocket chart, on wall hooks, or in hanging pouches. They can also be stored individually for each student at their desks.

How to Store Classroom Earphones / headphones in the Classroom

Classroom headphones and earphones are the same items. Teachers are storing earphones at the student desks, on the walls (in pocket charts and from hooks), and in transparent bags. A new trend I’m seeing is that many teachers are using cap racks to store headphones on their classroom walls. This makes a beautiful display on the wall.

How to Store Earphones at Student Desks

Storing classroom headphones at student desks

Hang earphones from student desks: Each earphone headset can be stored in a mesh bag and then hung from the student desk. You can also use desk clamp mounts to hang earphones under student desks.


Using up wall space for storage is a helpful way to save space in a small classroom. Store your classroom earphones on your wall using either peg hooks, cap racks, or wall hooks.

Line them up on a horizontal peg rack: Earphones can be hung from wall mounted peg racks. Install the racks under your whiteboard where you students can easily reach them. This neat arrangement looks amazing and it utilizes of unused space.

Store headphones in an over the door cap rack: This rack is for storing caps but it works perfectly for storing headphones. It can hang from your classroom door or wall.

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Hang headphones with individual cap racks: I can picture these cap rack hooks mounted on a large corkboard so that you don’t have to drill holes for each hook. The dome shapes are perfect for storing headphones by their bands on the wall. The white ones are better because they are wide enough for headphones with thick head bands. The black ones are for thin headphone bands.

Use magnetic hooks on a whiteboard or metal wall plate: Store your headphones on your wall with magnetic hooks. Headphones with thin bands will fit these hooks.

Store Headphones on Magnetic surfaces

Magnetic hooks and ties can be used to store headphones on magnetic surfaces in the classroom such as on filing cabinets, metal cabinets, lockers, whiteboards, or metal class doors.

Use magnetic hooks or ties to hang earphones on whiteboards or filing cabinets: Magnetic hooks that are big enough to be coat hooks, work perfectly for hanging earphones. Light earphones can be hung using magnetic ties.

How to Store Earphones in Pocket Charts

If you want to store your classroom earphones in pocket charts, you can hang the pocket charts on your classroom cupboard doors or over a classroom door.

Use a deep pocket chart: Number each headphone set as well as the pockets in your chart. This chart is for smaller headphones but there are bigger pocket charts that can fit large earphones.

Other ways to Store Classroom Headphones

Hang headphones on the wall: Place command hooks on the wall above student desks or on a designated wall space in your classroom. Put each headphone in a Ziploc bag or mesh bag and hang them from the hooks.

Earphone storage for computer labs: Use headphone hangers that hang on the side of computer screens. Keep the headphones plugged into the back of the tower and students can just grab the headphones off of the hanger to use them, and hung them back up when they’re done.

How to Store Classroom Earbuds in bulk

Earbud pocket chart: This pocket chart is being use to store the classroom earbuds. Each pocket is labelled with a student’s name.

Storing classroom earbuds

Use magnetic ties: Magnetic ties for earbuds can be stationed on the side of your filing cabinet. When students are finished with the earbuds, they just have to tie them back up in the ties and put them back on the cabinet.

Hang headphones in bags: This teacher set up an area on her classroom wall to hang earphones and earbuds in numbered bags. You can also use drawstring bags.

Classroom Earphone Management tips

Number your earphones to match desk numbers: Use number stickers on your earphones to correspond with the numbers in their storage units or the student desk numbers.

Store the teacher’s headphone on the whiteboard: Teachers use earphones with voice amplifiers. You can keep a hook that hangs at the top of your whiteboard to store it there, or hang it on the whiteboard with a magnetic tie. A hook can also be kept at your desk for keeping it there as a secondary place to store it. See how teachers are using voice amplifiers to save their voices in this blog post.

More ideas for storing headphones will be added soon. If you need tips for storing other technology devices, like classroom laptops, tablets, and student cell phones, I have put together different storage and organisation ideas in this blog post.

I hope you have found ideas for how to store classroom earphones and earbuds through this blog post. If you need tips for storing other technology devices, like classroom laptops and headphones, I have put together different storage and organization ideas in this blog post.

More ideas for how to store classroom earphones and earbuds will be added as I find them. If you’ve discovered a new idea for classroom headphone storage, I’d love for you to share about it in the comments. Teachers are the ones who innovate and think up the most creative solutions for their classrooms.

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