For years I taught at a local studio and not in my home. Every week I hauled all of my teaching materials with me in ziplock bags and boxes. But it wasn’t until earlier today that I figured out an even better way to store and transport my piano teaching games!
I recently compacted our DVD collection into smaller albums instead of having 2,000 bulky DVD cases. So obviously I now had 2,000 EMPTY DVD cases. ( Not really 2,000, but I exaggerate for the humor effect.)
While I was surfing Pinterest, as I am want to do, I saw something that looked like a DVD case with things inside. It turns out that it wasn’t a DVD case at all, but it got me thinking “Hey, I could use the old DVD cases to store my games!”
So that’s exactly what I did. Here’s my how to:
I first made sure that there were no DVD escapees, and removed the outside cover.
Next I wrote on the back side of the cover to indicate what was inside. If you work in your home studio, you can even write the titles on the spine so that you can store them on a bookshelf to have right at your fingertips. If you travel like I do, they fit neatly into your bag.
You could also use colored paper or different marker colors to indicate what each game teaches to make it easier to find. I was in a hurry today, so I just took the easy way out!
Next I added the parts to each game and patted myself on the back for being such a genius.
I even made a separate one for all of the game pieces instead of having to have dice, spinners and board markers in each and every case.
I think this is going to work like a charm!
Do any of the rest of you have ideas for transporting your teaching games? I’d love to hear them. Just leave them in the comment section below