Simple Headphone Storage Solutions

Headphone storage, particularly in the classroom when you can have up to 40 sets or more, can be challenging.  Finding a storage bag or case that not only fits everything in, but also is easily accessible to students is always a task.

Whether you have traditional large ear headphones for listening centers or computers or instead have small earbuds that have never-ending tangled cords, here are some of the best storage solutions for classroom teachers everywhere!

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

DIY Headphone Storage Racks

PVC Pipe Solutions!:  Have a low to nonexistent classroom budget left?  No worries!  You can make your own headphone storage stand with some simple supplies from the hardware store.

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Hang Your Headphones Anywhere with Two Binder Clips:  Love this idea because it can easily be moved anywhere in the room you need it to be throughout the school year.

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Use a box for storage:  This solution is easy!  Grab a box with a lid and  cardboard tube (I would suggest something sturdy like a cardboard mailer).  Cut some hole in the box and slide in your tube.  Toss your headphones along the rod and done!

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Command hooks to the rescue every time!:  Keep the headphones right at the computer station by attaching a command hook on the side of the monitor.  Cords will stay put and no reason for students to mess around with the plugs or adapters either!

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Mesh Wall Hanger:  Perfect for smaller headphones.  You can also label each student’s name on the pocket for easy retrieval too!

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Hanging crates:  How perfect is this?  Grab some file crates and stack them.  {Hint:  use zip ties to connect them together.}  Make sure to add some heavy textbooks to the crates to keep them grounded.  Then, add some baskets on the side with book rings.  Use the baskets for storing your headphone stash!

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Drying rack:  This has to be one of my faves!  Grab a clothing dry rack at the local big box store and place it along a wall in the classroom where the technology is conveniently located.  Pop your headphones on the bars and you’re good to go!

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Ribbon and name tag clips:  A great solution for a listening center when you only have a handful of headphones to store.  Hot glue the ribbon to the wall and then add name tag clips on the phones and the ribbon to connect.  The radio unit on the floor makes it a perfect spot for listening skill centers all week long.

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Towel bars:  Oh yeah – very clever for sure.  Get as many as you need for your class.  They can be stacked horizontally or vertically – and the best part?  You can display them at student height for super simple student access.

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Repurpose a coat tree:  Get crafty and add in some extra “hangers” with long screws covered with pool noodles.

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Over the door shoe organizer:  You can even store this behind the classroom door which makes it “hidden” until the materials are needed.

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Another example of a shoe organizer:  This one has the headphones sitting inside in a different orientation.

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Fabric basket:  Cute and super functional!

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Home decor display rack:  Normally I display candles or baskets with handles on my racks like this at home, but I adore how this teacher chose to place headphones on the pegs instead.  Another tip?  These are BROKEN sets that are used for kids who need a sensory break from extra noise in the room.  #love

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Mega shoe organizer:  By having the pockets face horizontally, this particular organizer is able to hold far more sets of materials.

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Quilt racks:  Also another genius idea from a fellow educator!  This particular example is great because it appears it is made of a heavy iron rod too, which means no buckling and tipping over on any students.

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

You might want to check out:

Storage Solutions eBook Cover

Need some new ideas for organizing your classroom storage?  This 274 page digital book has you covered!

Includes 38 ad-free articles from Organized Classroom, including topics such as:

  • Student Cubbies
  • DIY Mailboxes
  • File Folder Game Organization
  • What to do with old office furniture to maximize your storage
  • Organizing tricky items such as yardsticks, building blocks, and anchor charts
  • Ideas for Student Headphone Storage

…and even more!

Includes 12 additional freebie files!  No need to enter in an email address for each one separately – just click and go!  

See it HERE.

Best Storage Units for Earbuds

Now, if you have ear buds to contend with in the classroom, you also understand the frustrating hours of unraveling them after students toss them all in one big pile as they rush out to recess.

Ear buds might be compact and take up less space, but they certainly have organizational challenges of their own.  Let’s take a look at a few great tips for containing these corded wonders.

Tackle box:  Fishing lures?  Nope.  A bunch of wiring ear buds?  You bet.  Love this idea because it easily travels to the computer lab if needed as well.  No sharing here.  Everyone has their own sanitary set.

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Rolling cart organization:  This idea is handy for moving around the classroom for various needs.  Each student has their own device, headphones, jump drive, and/or peripherals.  The cart makes it a snap to get from place to place in the room where it’s needed.

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Plastic containers for the win:  These little containers are super cheap at the dollar store!  Use them for individual earphone storage cases.  Label with student names and drop them all in a basket for easy travel.

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Shower rods aren’t just for bathrooms anymore:  What a super idea!  Grab a shower curtain and some rod hooks.  Then, duct tape the edges of large baggies, pop the hook through, and label them with student names.  They are even clear to see through.

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

Crafting supply box:  This storage case creates the perfect sized spot for ear bud sets for each student in the classroom.  Take it a step further and add in student numbers to be able to use from year to year without needing to change out names.

How do you store headphones in the classroom? Check out this group of best ideas which might have you rethinking your solution.

There you have it!   Oodles of ideas for storing headphones and earbuds in your classroom!

Do you have another idea not shown above?  Or do you have a favorite from above?  We would love to hear about it!  Please leave a comment below and have a chat!

Talk to you soon,

~Charity

Charity Preston Bio Pic

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.