Sterilite Drawers have been a key organizational tool in my classroom for years and they work well in my home office, too! I love that I can keep all of the mess separated, contained, and still keep everything looking good just by adding labels to the front of the drawers. After sharing some pictures of my Sterilite drawers on Instagram, I have been asked where these labels can be found. So I thought I’d share a few sets of Sterilite drawer labels that you can download.
Sterilite Drawer Labels – Rainbow Watercolor
My drawers currently have these rainbow watercolor labels. I used a font called AG That’s a No From Me.
Sterilite Drawer Labels – Colorful Dots
Before that, I had a set of colorful dot labels. On these I used a font called Carton Six.
When I created those two sets, I also played around with several other designs. You can tell by looking at these that I love bright colors!
1 – Bright Dots (Font – KG Primary Penmanship 2) | 2 – Confetti (Font – KG Blank Space Solid) | 3 – Chalkboard Confetti (Font – KG Red Hands) | 4 – Rainbow Arrows (Font – PB Iced Latte) | 5 – Rainbow Chevron (Font – PB Coffee Before Talkie)
Sterilite Drawer Uses
In the classroom, I used Sterilite drawers for both personal and student use. I had drawers for behavior notes, extra copies of assignments, extra supplies, copies needed for the week, and much more! One of my favorite drawers was called Lost and Found. This was where all of the little items found on the floor at the end of the day could be returned. If students were missing something, they knew to check the lost and found first.
For my home office, I store most of my office supplies in them. They are located on the shelves above my desk. Not only does it keep the clutter off of my desk, but because the drawers are labeled clearly, my entire family can access the supplies they need, too.
Attaching the Labels
I have had success using Scotch Tape to attach my labels to the drawers. Once the label is inside the drawer, I take a very small piece of Scotch Tape and start on the back side of the label and end at the top lip of the drawer. Once the drawer is pushed in, the tape cannot be seen. I do this to both sides of the drawer. The tape does pop up from time to time, but I just gently push it back into place.
In the past, I used a glue stick across the front of the entire label and then pushed it into place inside the drawer. This seemed to work because the glue dried clear. However, after a few weeks, the labels seemed to lose their stick and fell off in the drawer. The more I had to re-glue, the more I noticed a sticky residue on the front of the drawers.
If you have a better way of attaching the labels, I’d love to hear about it!
Where to Buy Sterilite Drawers
I found my Sterilite drawers at Target and Walmart. However, I know they can also be found in multi-packs on Amazon. You’ll want to keep an eye on the prices to get the best deal AND double check the size of the unit before purchasing. The drawers I use are approximately 13.5″ D x 11″ W x 9.6″ H.
- Sterlite 3-Drawer Desktop Unit (2-pack, white frame)
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Sterilite Drawer Labels – Free Download
You can download any of the labels shown above. These labels are free for personal use and are editable in PowerPoint. I chose to go this route so you can choose the font you want for the labels. Please make sure you have access to PowerPoint to use these labels. When you click on the labels below, your download should begin immediately. Once the file has downloaded, open the file, and type the words you want directly onto the labels. You can change the size and style of font. You can even change the color! To add more labels of the same style, you will need to duplicate the slide.
- Rainbow Watercolor
- Colorful Dots
- Bright Dots
- Chalkboard Confetti
- Rainbow Arrows
- Rainbow Chevron
For more organization ideas, take a look at these blog posts.