Organization ~ Supply Cabinet!

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas How To Organize Your Supply Cabinet When Someone Leaves You a lot of Junk and in Less Than Two Hours!
*~*~ This is AFTER! ~*~*
Organization is the difference between a good teacher and a great teacher! It is the difference between a great teacher and an excellent teacher because you are not wasting your time & energy looking for things!  
My co-teacher and I inherited our portable one week before school started last year with a lot, a lot, a loooot of items. I now have the same portable for this school year & bit by bit, everyday after Summer Reading Camp I am cleaning and organizing everything ~ I will be so excited to hit the ground running and know where everything is when I need it! I do NOT have a closet, but that's OK because I have a restroom for the students which means they never leave the room and they don't miss too much academic time. However, that means I only have these beautiful 1960s cabinets for storage! :)
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas How To Organize Your Supply Cabinet When Someone Leaves You a lot of Junk and in Less Than Two Hours!
Before :(
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas How To Organize Your Supply Cabinet When Someone Leaves You a lot of Junk and in Less Than Two Hours!
Left Side ~ Before!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas How To Organize Your Supply Cabinet When Someone Leaves You a lot of Junk and in Less Than Two Hours!
Left Side ~ AFTER! :)
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas How To Organize Your Supply Cabinet When Someone Leaves You a lot of Junk and in Less Than Two Hours!
Right Side ~ Before!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas How To Organize Your Supply Cabinet When Someone Leaves You a lot of Junk and in Less Than Two Hours!
Right Side ~ AFTER! :)
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas How To Organize Your Supply Cabinet When Someone Leaves You a lot of Junk and in Less Than Two Hours!
Copy Paper & Hard Stock
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas How To Organize Your Supply Cabinet When Someone Leaves You a lot of Junk and in Less Than Two Hours!
9" X 12" and 18" X 12" Construction Paper
Easy To Follow Directions!
  1. Drag a table close or some student desks.
  2. Take everything out & place on top of the desks, try to sort by supplies, office supplies, math, science, etc.
  3. Clean out the cabinets with Clorox wipes {or the cheap Walgreens brand!}
  4. Take a stickie note & decide what each shelf will be. I also decided that the bottom of both will hold the students' backpacks each day because we have no hooks or racks.
  5. Stack everything in & don't waste time trying to save every last paperclip!  
    Your time is valuable & sometimes it is more important to throw away the old stuff instead of wasting time "studying" each item! 
    I did all of this in less than 2 hours. I bought nothing new, using only the tubs that were left there. The fourth shelf down on the right is empty containers still! 


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6 comments

  1. aaaahhhh, You give me hope!! My cabinet is a mess. In fact, I plan on going in tomorrow to start cleaning it out.
    Yours looks GREAT. Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

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  2. You can do it! Just turn the radio up real loud and enjoy yourself! :)
    ~Fern

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  3. You have inspired me! I left a BEFORE in my closets when school ended, and now I have what I want to get done in my mind now that I've seen this! Thanks for reminding me ,too, not to save all the paper clips, tacks, etc.:)
    Sophie and Sadie’s Scholarly Site

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  4. I heart all things organization so I very much enjoyed your pics. Thanks for sharing.

    ❤Jodi from...
    ★★The Clutter-Free Classroom★★
    Helping Teachers Get Organized

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  5. I ♥love your site!!! Thank you so much for the comment! :)
    ~Fern

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