Happy Valentine’s Day loves! To celebrate this day of loving – I will share with you something I love – organization. I’m lame – I get it. A week or so ago I had the luxury of an entire day in my classroom with no children. Don’t get me wrong – I love my babies – having a few uninterrupted hours in my home away from home is better than pressing the snooze button. My school district has had some wacky calendar changes this year and this was our first full day professional development. We had some half days – but those are basically useless.
I woke up the morning of the glorious full day vacation from snotty noses and stubborn attitudes nearly giddy with anticipation. I was going to tackle my back closet. It was already fairly organized but I had big plans to make it even more space efficient and ramp up the organization of my reading activities. It’r embarrassing – I know.
So prior to the reorganization, I stored all of my tasks in crates organized by types of tasks. I loved this system but sometimes things got shoved in and messed up. Also my balance of work tasks to academic tasks has been leaning closer to the academic tasks so I needed more space to store all of these activities to have easy access.
Here is what it looked like before:
I decided to use these crates for reading activities and books organized by genre:
Then I made another make shift shelf using crates (love doing that!) and put most of my work tasks that had previously been in those other crates in here. I used these small baskets (which fit perfectly in the crates!!) to store the activities. It’s so easy to find exactly what I’m looking for now.