This is another post for the Clutter Free Project
All week I have been assessing my classroom.
Looking for ways to declutter.
Thinking of rules I can make for myself.
Here is what I came up with:
4 Questions to ask yourself about the items in your classroom:
-When did I use it last?
-Is this something I will use again?
-Where will I keep it?
-Is that the best place for it?
(Note the hanging file, that isn't being properly utilized!)
3 Paper copies will number no more than 3. (I can't commit to be all electronic at this point.)
This is my attempt to purge extra copies of things. I have a binder system for most paper copies.
So I will store a copy electronically (when possible), a copy in my binder, and the original (if its in a resource book.)
*The environmentalist in me is really nervous about this one!
2 Supplies of 2, is all I will do.
I discovered some how I have 5 staplers. (All of which worked.) Why?
I had tons of tape. Why?
I am lucky enough to work in a school where we have a communal supply of these types of items.
So I can go get more, or I can go find it from another teacher hoarder.
*Beware 4 pen containers, I am coming for you. 2 containers will do!
Here is my drawer after following these new rules:
If you get an item out, put it back as soon as you are finished with it, in the place you got it from, so you can be clutter free!
I hope this helps someone!