I am a primary school teacher and my school has not a lot of storage space. Plus the fact I am part-time so can't hog the cupboards and need stuff at home for times I do supply work. But the amount of stuff I have is getting out of hand. I have more folders than I can count, resource books (a whole bookcase full), games, CDs.
I think I need to stop (a) stop buying books on ebay (b) get a job with a beautiful walk-in cupboard in my classroom (c) get a joiner to shelf my ironing cupboard so I can move stuff out my small bedroom.
Any other tips to keep it manageable? Does anyone have a 'if it hasn't been used in X years, it goes out' rule?
I find I have to declutter often. How often do you use the books? I have recently made £200 by getting rid of a lot of my teaching books on Amazon. Other than that I bought a set of drawers which go under my stairs for paperwork and only file what I am sure I will use.
I do mainly supply so have a folder with papers which I use for supply but as most things are now left I have moved mainly to an electronic system. I have USB sticks with most of my supply work on and I only print off what I might need.