An update on the move! So, I thought that moving my classroom would help me purge and get more organized…yeah…not so much. At this point, I have about 40 boxes packed and ready to be moved. So many more than I thought, but as I cleaned out those cupboards, there was just so much. Here are some things I have realized:
1. I have waaaay more stuff that I will ever need.
2. I need to be more thoughtful about making copies – so many class sets that I never ended up using, and buying materials.
3. I spend waaay too much of my own money on supplies and containers.
4. Most importantly – it takes way more than 4 days to undo 5 years of collecting and clutter.
I loved the clutter-busting and purging projects this past year, but I think they made me feel like it would be easy. That is really not the truth. I stressed myself out trying to get packed. I really want my summer to start, but this classroom is looming over my head! Even the day janitor told me to take a day off. I ended up boxing the odds and ends and stacks of paper to bring home. I have 5 tubs to sort, but I was so sick of going through papers, so they are just going to go into storage and I’ll work at it as I can.
I really hope I can get those 40 boxes moved to my new room so that I can see what’s left. I just tossed stuff in cupboards as I sorted, so I have a big mess to clean up for the next teacher. I was asked to be on an interview team tomorrow, so I will be back at school to work on my classroom. I am really hoping this will be the last day!