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Old 07-16-2019, 12:05 PM
 
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I had a similar problem a year ago when I went into a classroom that was used as a "catch all". I put everything I didn't need/want in the hallway and let others get it. I asked the custodians to toss anything that was left after a week.

I liked my library near a window, so I'd put the metal shelves near a window. Use cute washi tape to put around the edges to dress it up some. Make sure the shelves form a U or L shape, so you can still see the students.

Put your file cabinets near your desk, but see if there's anything worth keeping and again toss the rest.

Do you have a tech person? If so, ask them to look at your computers. If not, plug them in and turn them on to see if they work. Then work on untangling them. Put them in another area of your room.

Once you get the big furniture set in place, it's easier to see the big picture. Then you can wipe everything down with Clorox wipes. Then start decorating.

I absolutely loved 2nd grade!
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