Store Tripods with a Shoe Storage Grid

Tripods are not the easiest things to store. However, Tory DeVries of Valley High School in Des Moines, Iowa, shared a simple solution of what she uses to keep things organized and keep the tripods from getting beat up by getting stacked on one another. Her solution: a shoe storage grid.

Shoe storage grids like this can be found a variety of places. Here are a few online options:

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Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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2 thoughts on “Store Tripods with a Shoe Storage Grid

  • August 7, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Fantastic. Ordering one now.

    Also, noticed there aren’t any tripod plates on the tripods. Plans for storing the plates and not losing those?

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