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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Clutter Free Wannabe- Week 2

My Week #2

So this post is supposed to be about my plan to create a clutter-free class environment.

1.  If I haven't used it in 2 years, get rid of it.  This one might hurt, I am not good at letting go of stuff that I think "I might use another year, if I switch grades again."  I don't hoard, but I certainly can't stand when I start a different grade/return to a grade and I got rid of something I bought and I used other years happily.  BUT- I can do it!

2.  Go through 7-10 files a week to get rid of unwanted extra papers and re-file in a binder or another more manageable and/or attractive way.

3.  Be decisive about the management of each area in my room.  If it feels like the area doesn't work-change/fix it!

4.  If it is large and creates wasted space, get something smaller and  more effective.

5.  If it doesn't get used, get rid of it.. 

Well, there you have it.  I am officially ready to get organizing.  I will begin Monday!  Pictures of some reorganized areas of the room to come next week.



  1. I can't wait to see your progress!

  2. You are really ready. I am reading the posts, but having a very hard time with the get rid of it part. Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I love Disney too. As I was running, people along the route were holding signs that said, "I'd only do this for mouse!" There were times when I thought how true!
    First Grade Carousel

    1. Maria,
      Thanks- I am trying! I will post Fri/Sat some after pics (hopefully).
      Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. I like rule #2... it makes going through files much more manageable!!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten