Recycle bin one full.
Recycle bin two full.
Recycle bin three full.
Just how much “stuff” can one person accumulate in 36,639 days? Apparently a lot . . . As in three bins full.
Sorting . . .
To keep for myself because I purchased it
Free to a good home although I had purchased it
Extra copies that teammates or districts might not have
GONE . . . no need to keep . . .
Organization is a tricky thing. Keeping what is necessary. Eliminating waste. But what if I need . . .? In a digital world life does seem simpler. But yet, do I put this file in a generic location or file it under the group with who it was used.
Decisions, decisions, decisions . . .
If my focus is to be on working with students and staff, was I to borrow from their precious time to organize and clean up? Did I use my own time? But wait . . . my own time was already spent on travel and so at the end of the ten hour day I was done with work.
Vocabulary.com says clean is
“The meaning of clean usually refers to removing something unwanted: you clean your hands by washing them, then you can clean some grapes.
This word has many meanings related to being pure or empty. You clean a chicken by plucking its feathers, or get cleaned out when you lose all your money at poker. If a drug addict is clean, he’s no longer using. You can clean someone’s clock, clean up your act, or clean out a safe and make a clean getaway. If the floor is clean enough to eat off, it’s very clean. A clean life is morally pure.” (link– and do note that I am interested in a clean manuscript as some point!)
How do we build this habit?
Daniel Tiger of PBS fame has it right with these lyrics:
“Clean up, pick up, put away
Clean up everyday”
And if you’re not around a small child, check out the video here!
A little bit every day . . .
Or memesuper says it another way . . .
How do you end your work year?
Have you cleaned and organized every day?
Or do you need to have a deep cleaning to reorganize before leaving this year in the rear view mirror?
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