I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like the battle to keep myself organized is jut shy of impossible.  I work so hard at it and it just…never quite happens! On thing I struggle with is all the stuff that I need to return to the Office or copies I need to make and all those kind of items.  I have tried all kinds of baskets and labels and all that jazz, but is never sticks.

I finally found a simple system I am loving.

Yesterday I blogged about the coat hooks by our front door.  Pretty much all the classrooms in our school have coat hooks by the door in our classroom with a shelf above them.

I have a million of these black stackers/ letter trays that I have collected over time.

I took three and set them on top of the shelf above the coat hooks RIGHT next to the door.  I walk past it every time I leave the classroom.
I put anything that needs to be returned to the office, library, etc in he top “To Return” tray.  I put things that need to be laminated, cut out, etc. in the middle tray.  The bottom tray is for things I need to copy.  

So far it has worked perfectly since I can’t miss it!  Also, since everything is sorted out and ready to go,  I am more likely to take it where it needs to go than I was with the one big basket of junk!

Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.

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