Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Office/Schoolroom Overhaul

Sweet Pea & I have been working hard on the office/schoolroom. We have cleaned, purged, thrown away, sorted & organized. Exhausting! After 1 afternoon, 3 evenings and too many hours to keep track of here is our "new" room!
 The view from the door.

 Dave's Desk
The stuff underneath is mostly papers, receipts, etc. he needs to sort out.  Lucky him!  Lol.

 My Desk
The shelf under the whiteboard houses my stuff too.  
Hands off, kids!

 These are my main resource shelves.  

 The big shelf on the right holds resources on the top shelf, fiction on the next 2 shelves, and the last 2 shelves hold more resources.  Our portfolios are there as well.  The middle & bottom shelves hold educational DVD's, blank pocket folders, classical books, history, math, language arts, & health.  Lastly, the shelves on the far left hold bins, science, teacher resources & some work from previous years that are keepsakes.

 This small set of shelves holds office supplies, manuals & coloring books.

 These are more resources on the right & science, history, art, Spanish & writing on the left.

 We actually cleared out some space on this long shelf.  I'm thinking of putting some of our educational games here.  They've been in the closet & though it's good storage they are easily forgotten out of sight.

 The small set of shelves hold the kids day-to-day resources & supplies.  Clipboards, glue, glue sticks, markers, crayons, colored pencils & crayons are all in the crate & bins.  The bottom shelf holds manipulatives, dictionaries, thesauruses, & some file folder games.

 I used every bit of space in this small room.  Behind the door videos are shelved and learning corners & a roll of butcher paper are stored.

 And now for my closet.  Ta-dah!  It has all been sorted through.  Every last bin & box.  New labels were made and taped on.  Everything is easy to find & we have plenty of supplies still left.

 I love those clear storage shoeboxes!

The bottom boxes hold Princess's school toys & activities.  I hope to find a space to store these so they are easier to see and grab on a daily basis but still leave them accessible only for learning (school) time.

I had all these boxes, bins, & shelves from before.  I simply re-arranged what I needed to.  This job didn't cost us a penny.  Yay!

I still have some tweaking to do as I put up posters & fill those empty shelves.  But I am thrilled at all the hard work we knocked out.  It wasn't an easy or pleasant job but it was sorely needed.  I'm glad it's done!

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