As is par for the course for me, I am about a month and a half behind on the Clutter-Free Classroom Challenge. In all fairness, I just started a week ago, so relatively speaking, I’m right on track. Really.
Last Monday I spent my planning period with a throbbing headache and my smart phone. Sorry about how dark the shots are – my head couldn’t handle flourescent lighting that day. And because I started the day with a headache, I did not think to bring my camera to school. Typical.
This is the only area of my room I really feel good about. Once I step in the door, things start to go downhill.
My desk, while only looking semi-terrible in this photo, generally has very little actual desk showing with all the stuff I pile. Then I pile things on top of piles.. I JUST found the stack of blank Reading Log forms I copied off in November. My kids are thrilled to actually have the correct form to use again!
The rest of my room is a weird combination of bare, ugly space and junky piles. It makes my brain tired, to be honest. I wonder what goes through the kids’ heads while they sit and take it all in.
I was actually surprised that I have as many empty spaces as I have. Four moves in five years has helped me purge a great deal of materials and supplies that I no longer needed or used. I just need to better organize what I do have. Oh, by the way, after I finished, I realized I hadn’t taken a single photo of my storage closet. I am very blessed with lots and lots of storage. As I tackle the closet and my cupboards, I’ll take before shots to share.
The first area on my “hit list” is my desk. I’m one of those people who has a cluttered mind if I’m sitting at a cluttered desk. I’ve already been purging and organizing in stolen moments during the day!