I've basically just made piles in my room. One pile will eventually go in the storage room that isn't completed yet. One pile is stuff I think I no longer want but cannot commit to getting rid of it JUST yet. And one pile is books. Books upon books upon books. Tomorrow I plan to tackle the books pile and re-sort them into new tubs for my classroom library (PS-which is coming along! I should post pictures maybe next week- woo!)
After the craziness that was last year and the splitting classes and such I decided I want to be sooooo much more organized this year. Granted, I know it won't stay this way, but I love starting out the year with a fresh, well-organized plan. And here is my recent creation: My All-In-One-All-Purpose-Planner. (No I don't really call it that ;) ) I found this great website with some ahhhhmazing daily pages you can use to plan your day. I printed off a bunch, bought a calendar, inserted a few tabs and notebook, and already I'm feeling much better. Take that stress that's been keeping me up at night!! :)
Here's a picture of the outside (of course I had to get a little creative with it!)
Sorry for the blurry picture. The camera was not cooperating.
Here are the daily pages- wonderful! This may not be your cup of tea, but this is an amazing tool for me. I love to-do lists and areas to record notes and appointments. And the fact that it reminds me how much water I should be drinking and has a fitness goal for each day is icing on the cake! I just love it!
Here's the meal planning/grocery list, which keeps my meal planning simple and quick.
And of course the calendar to keep all things school, all things life, and all things me straight. :)
I also have a 3 ring notebook at the end in which I keep school ideas and/or can take notes easily.
Here's my planner total cost:
1 inch binder: $3.00 (could have gone for cheaper but I had to have the clear outer layer to make it cute!)
Daily pages/meal planner pages: Free!
Tabs: Free (they were a teacher gift)
Calendar: 6.00 (again, could have gone cheaper but I wanted cute one!)
Notebook: .10 (gotta love back to school time!)
Pictures for the front: .60 at Walgreens
Total cost: $9.70 (Woo hoo!!!)
I hope this inspires you to check out that website and make life a little easier (grocery shopping anyone?!) with some quick and easy lists.
Maybe I can stay this organized all year! Here's hoping! :)