Friday, June 10, 2011

Classroom Clutter

For the past three weeks, I have been trying to pace myself and clean out my classroom clutter. The end of the year always approaches so quickly, and there is never enough time to regroup. Plus, we are not allowed back on campus until mid-August.  My mission: Organization!! 

Anna Brantley, of Crazy for First Grade, shared a wonderful and practical method for storing materials. So after downloading her free organization labels, I headed over to the Container Store’s website. I fell in love with their clear containers used for storing shoes. These containers are the perfect width and length for use in my filing and wardrobe cabinets. Plus, you can also see through the lid. 

I am so happy that I paced myself and organized all of my materials. Nothing makes this type A girl more happy than things in their proper place. I found that I had materials that I forgot about or couldn’t find. And, after six years of being in the same classroom, I was acquiring sTuFf like a hoarder on A&E. I can finally see what I have and move items about more freely. Now that I’m on break, I can sit back, relax, and think about my beautiful drawers and cabinets. Thanks Anna and the Container Store! Clipart by Lettering Delights.


Anna Brantley said...

Thanks so much for the shout out!! It makes me so happy to know that you are enjoying the labels:) YAY!!!

Crazy for First Grade

Mrs. Ibarra said...

wow! talk about being ORGANIZED! Maybe someday I'll get there...LOL =)

Kreative in Kinder said...

Doesn't it feel great to be so organized?!! I can't wait to get in my classroom, make a huge mess, and then organize it all. Thanks for sharing!!


Mel D said...

Good for you! Your cabinets look great! I was in the same organizational frenzy at the end of the year...I wish I took pics now!

Mel D
Oh the Places We’ll Go

Sharon said...

Woo Hoo! It's great to be organized! I had to organize my "stuff" because all our lockers are being painted this summer so everything had to come out.

Nancy said...

I love these labels. Where did you get them? I am obsessed with plastic containers and labels!

Alicia Lochridge said...

Sarah Eshbaugh said...

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous storage containers! I'm in the process of moving into a new room and grade level and need some organization!! :-)

Marissa Tompkins said...

Wow! Looks great! I love getting organized.

WILD About First Grade!

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