Are you looking for affordable storage for classroom laptops? You can store classroom laptops without having to buy expensive storage equipment. There are affordable storage racks for laptops that are durable and ergonomic. Teachers are using many office storage items to store their classroom laptops. These items also double as charging stations or stands.
The cheapest and most affordable ways to store classroom laptops are with wooden dish racks, triangular metal file organizers, wire mesh desk organizers. The ideas below are the cheapest ways to store laptops. Most of them are for under twenty-five dollars.
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Affordable Storage for Classroom Laptops
Wooden Dish Racks: This bamboo storage rack is originally for storing baking trays and dishes. However, teachers know how to improvise, and they are using it in the classroom for storing classroom laptops. At the time of writing this post, one set of these only cost $6.99 and the multiple sets are discounted.
Triangular Metal File Organizers: A triangular organizer is very low profile and ergonomic. It would give a minimalist look to your laptop storage area. To prevent the charging cords from tangling, just zip-tie each cord to one of the top rungs of the organizer. This will keep them permanently separated and sorted for charging. This stand comes in a pack of two, that’s enough storage for fourteen laptops. There’s also a similar single stand with ten slots and it’s a stand-alone item. Both sizes are also available in gold tones if you prefer.
Wire mesh laptop organizer: This mesh organizer can be hung on a wall or stand on a countertop. One of these stands can hold five laptops. If you want to mount on a wall, bend each slot upwards to prevent the laptops from sliding off.
Metal horizontal paper sorter stand: The shelves on this metal stand are almost horizontal, they tilt upwards a bit. This is a good thing for keeping the laptops from falling out. It comes in black and silver.
A wall hanging metal organizer: The best feature about this hangable laptop organizer is that it has open sides for the charger cords to be plugged into the laptops from either side. It can be placed along the back of a countertop where it can be fastened to the wall.
Bamboo paper tray: This paper tray has a lot of laptop storage potential. It is both sturdy and rigid enough to hold electronic laptops without bending or tipping over. This sorter has five slots and the seven slot version only costs one dollar more.
Kitchen Organizer Wire Racks for storing laptops: I recommend these racks so much! Primarily because they are so sturdy but also for the affordability. They can last you a long time for kepping your laptops. Each rack can hold eight laptops. This is one of the most popular options for affordable storage for classroom laptops.
Use a mesh desktop organizer: This organizer is unique because it has vertical stots on the top shelf which are typically used for filing, but you can put a laptop in each slot. The charging cords can be organized in the lower shelves.
Classroom Laptop Storage Tips
All of the laptop stands above are made of metal or wood. Corrugated wood and cardboard are to flimsy for storing laptops. So, you can see that it is possible to get durable and affordable storage sorters for classroom laptops.
One tip for the metal storage stands is to apply hot glue along the inside base and along the edges of the slots to prevent the laptops from getting scratched and to give them a softer base to stand on.
Another helpful tip is for you to use colorful electrical tape to color code your laptops, cords and charging ports so that students could get the correct plug in with the corresponding laptop. See more examples of this with different kids of tape in this blog post.
I hope you have been inspired by the classroom cell phone storage ideas above. If you need tips for storing other technology devices, like classroom laptops and tablets, I have put together different storage and organization ideas in this blog post.
More ideas about affordable storage for classroom laptops will be added as I find them. Have you discovered a new way to store laptops that is cheap for your budget? If you have, please share about it in the comments. Teachers are the ones who innovate and think up the most creative solutions for their classrooms.
You can find more blog posts about charging and organizing storage for these classroom devices: Kindles, i-Pads, Chromebooks, tablets, laptops, cell phones, and earphones. Click on any device listed to take you to its blog post.
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