|The paper recycling bin runneth over|
I swear, sometimes even the most basic accomplishments (files with LABELS!) seem to me like discovering fire. Or inventing the wheel. Sheesh.
Today was the last big push. Final weekend day of the month of July. And the deadline for getting the classroom tidy is July 31st. Starting in August, it's time to start thinking about new classes I will teach in the next year. (No time to process the past while I am planning the future.)
|This is the stuff that goes away (not including trash)|
TEN hours. On a sunny July Sunday. When the pool, and the garden, and the hiking trails all beckoned. Ten hours in my classroom! God Bless Sweetie. She stayed with me, worked her fingers to the bone labeling and sorting and tossing. And, most of all, kept me on task and focused on the parts that only I could do. (Like the giant tote with mixed materials and notes from every math conference I have attended since 2001. Gad zooks! Did NOT want to go thru that tote. But I did.)
The resultsThe above pictures show just a bit of the excess baggage I was hiding in my cupboards (and drawers, and file cabinets, and boxes-shoved-in-corners). We estimated 200 pounds of office paper are in that blue recycle bin. (Wonder who gets to dump that out...)
Flylady quote that seems most appropriate to the occasion:
"You cannot organize clutter. You can only get rid of it."
Thank you, Sweetie! I am years younger and pounds slimmer because of this.