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.
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! :)