4 Clever Classroom Caddy Hacks You’ve Got to Try
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Traditional just got hacked.
No matter how old you are, you may remember having color-coordinated classroom caddies in your class during elementary school – where you’re teacher stored all the crayons, scissors, and other essential school supplies. I’m sharing 4 unique life hacks for a classroom caddy, whether you’re at home or on the go.
With these awesome hacks, I’m giving traditional a whole new meaning – it will be like bringing some of school home, but way more fun. 😉
1. A classroom caddy doubles as a shower caddy for the ultimate college dorm room idea.
If you have a young adult soon to head to college, they’ll love using a classroom caddy to walk to and from the bathroom. This is such an easy way for them to carry all of their essentials, keep them tidy, and best of all, the caddies are waterproof so keeping them clean and sanitary is easy peasy.
If you’re heading to a graduation party this summer, you could also use this idea to give a fun gift basket where you stock up a caddy with bathroom essentials. It would be an affordable, practical, and fun idea! I easily fit a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, hair fiber, cologne, razor, shave gel, and all in one soap with plenty of room to spare!
2. A caddy makes the best organizer for fast food while on the go.
I really dislike eating in my car with kids, simply because they make such a mess that it’s not even worth the hassle. However, having these caddies on hand now has totally changed my mind.
After running through the drive-thru at Chick-Fil-A on a sports night or whatever has us needing a speedy & easy meal on the go, the caddies make it so easy to grab, fill up, and hand to the back of the car (and my kids are seriously loving it).
*Note that the above photo of my children was taken in a parking lot and my vehicle was in park. 🙂
Not only are they totally convenient, but they make the best tray to sit on your lap, and they perfectly fit an entire meal plus a drink and condiments!
And unlike shower caddies, these classroom caddies don’t have holes in the bottom, so while the kiddos are eating, you don’t even need to worry about crumbs and salt finding a way to your seats and floor. When they’re done, the caddies are easy to empty and wipe clean for next time.
I will forever be traveling around with a stackable set of these in my car now! 🙌
3. Fill a caddy with healthy snacks or movie theater treats for your next movie night in.
If you’re not using a classroom caddy for your next movie night in then you’re doing it wrong! Whether you’re filling them with your favorite movie theater candies and soda or filling them with your favorite low carb snacks (like we did!) this hack will change how you do movie nights at home.
Similar to how they work easily in the car, these are perfect for sitting on your lap and munching on some goodies while you’re on the couch or recliner. As you can see in my photo, we had plenty of room for salami roll-ups, nuts, snacks, nut butter packets, and water bottles.
Plus, if you’re sticking with movie time tradition, there’s a plethora of room for buttery popcorn, a box of candy, and a tall glass of soda. Either way, the clean-up is going to be hassle-free!
4. Store all your cleaning supplies in a caddy for an easy way to clean around your home.
While my last hack may seem like an obvious one already, these caddies make for some awesome organizers to store all of your cleaning supplies. If you’re running around the house cleaning multiple rooms, a caddy also makes it easier to tote around all the supplies you need for each room without it being too heavy.
I can easily fit 3 large cleaning bottles, cleaning gloves, a brush, and 2 washcloths.
Here’s where you can buy my classroom caddy (and other affordable options):
- Amazon – Starting at $19.21 for a set of 6 ($3.20 each)
*These are the ones I own and love!
- Target – $12 for a set of 4 ($3 each)
- Dollar Tree – $12 for a case of 12 ($1 each)
*keep in mind that their caddies are taller, so they may not work as well for some of the hacks I’ve shared.