Welcome to Day 2 of the 5 Days to an Organized Homeschool Challenge!
Today we are taking on the catch-all bins and desk drawers!
Step 1: Set up your bins again like you did yesterday when we were cleaning out papers. Today, we are going to label them “Trash, Return to Bin/Desk, Put Away, and Find a Home”
Trash: Don’t keep everything cluttering up your drawers, especially if it’s little things the kids are holding on to.
Return to Bin/Desk: This location is for those things that actually belong in the bin or drawer. Make sure when you’re putting things away you group them by purpose and don’t throw 3,473,292,747 things back in the same drawer just to keep from finding them a home.
Put Away: This bin is for items that have taken up residence in your bin or drawer, but don’t actually belong there.
Find a Home: Place items here that don’t already have a specific place where they belong. You will take care of them in the last step.
Step 2: Start with your desk, if you have one. Clean out each drawer, and sort items into the bins. Once you have finished cleaning out the drawer, return the items in the return bin back to the drawer in an orderly fashion.
Step 3: Take a break and put the items in the “Put Away” bin back in their homes.
Step 4: Clean out each child’s desk in the same manner you cleaned out your desk.
Step 5: Take a break and put the items in the “Put Away” bin back in their homes.
Step 6: Tackle each bin in your schoolroom and sort them just like you sorted the desks.
Step 7: Put the items in the “Put Away” bin back in their homes.
Step 8: Clear out the Trash bin.
Step 9: Find a home for the items in your “Find a Home” bin. Find a logical home for each item, generally with like items. Consider what you use the item for, and where you will need it. It will be easier to keep a system going in your school and home if each item has a place where it belongs close to where it is used.
Day 2 is finished! You’ll feel a little burst of joy every time you open a drawer and find it clean and organized! Click here when you finish for Day 3: Corral the Writing Supplies.
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