I’ve been working on a few areas of my room this past week and half…
and I’ve been able to get rid of:
- a ton of professional resources I haven’t used in years
- four cumbersome binders (if interested, you can read more about that here)
- older workbooks I no longer use
- extra workbooks I don’t need for my current grade levels
- old dictionaries
All of these items were given away to teachers who needed them more than I do and my students (the older materials we no longer use).I have this thing with having all of my materials out where I can see them (that way I can’t hide my messes ’cause I’m so adept at that!) so some things weren’t given away, but organized out in places where they could be accessed more easily.I managed to get one whole cabinet completely cleaned out thanks to all of this decluttering. Here’s a before picture…And here are some after pictures…The one huge binder I had to keep for ELL testing, EDM resources (I’m using 5th grade right now and this is 4th), and a handful of workbooks I do still use with my newest ELL students at times.
Classroom decor materials and running record kits. I tried to put the things I do not use too often in this cabinet, since it has lovely doors to hide these items!
The whole cabinet. And once the doors are closed, it’s just lovely!
I still have a couple of other areas to tackle but it’s getting close. The almost-two-year-decluttering-process is winding down, yay!
Have you been sorting or decluttering in this new year? Thanks for stopping by! 🙂