Show us your teacher "bag." What do you love about it? What do you wish was different? Dare to show us what's inside?
Oh yes I went there...I'm showing you the before and during pictures and inside of my bag. Don't judge me too much. ;)
Crammed full of stuff!
My binder is so big you can barely tell what else is really crammed in there. I assure you it is too much!
Eek! How did I let it get this bad. I mean I have my old ID in there, throat spray, and sprinkles just to name a few random items that don't need to be in there. These are the worst pictures but it shows that my bag really needed to be clean out and organized!
I really wish I could just keep this bag cleaner because I started just leaving it at school and not even taking it home because it's such a mess! How embarrassing!
I had to dump the bag completely and sort through the mess.
Completely empty and gross! I had to clean this out!
This is everything that came out of my bag. How did that much even fit in there?!? So then I sorted the stuff into piles.
The piles are as follows: trash, things to file, things I need to put away at home and at school that don't belong in the bag, and things that actually go in the bag.
This is the trash pile... can't believe there was actually this much trash in my bag. This is pretty embarrassing!
This is the stuff that actually stays in my bag permentaley. Crayons, scissors, and decorative pins for the outside of my bag. Yes, I know they are a little cheesy but kids have given them to me over the years and I like to keep them for each holiday change. That shamrock is up next.
So I put everything away in my classroom that needed to be organized and then I put all the stuff I needed to take home that doesn't belong at school in this ziploc bag so it wouldn't stay in my bag.
This is my super clean bag now. I took one binder home to laminate things and then have my other must keep items for my bag too. I feel so much better now that this project is done! I hope my bag stays this clean and organized! I feel like the biggest step is just cleaning and if I organize little by little and each day like I have with every other project I can stay clutter-free!