Just a quick post to share a cheap & cute organizing trick of mine:
Last year I had a couple of stackable trays for students to turn their work in to. This year, I didn’t have enough trays, so I grabbed some file folder boxes (lids too!), covered the edges with colored duck tape, and labeled them with the class period. Voilà! I have a designated spot for students to turn their work into, the papers stay off my desk, the boxes are pretty to look at, and the only money I spent was on the tape. Success!