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Managing your paperwork and resources at home; tips needed.

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trickycat Thu 04-Apr-13 22:59:35

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?

HedgeHogGroup Sun 07-Apr-13 10:24:28

The new curriculum will make the majority of your books redundant - you'll be the only one of us looking forward to the change grin

not very helpful

Makingchanges Sun 07-Apr-13 15:50:33

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.

trickycat Tue 09-Apr-13 19:04:03

Thanks makingchanges. I think I should sell some stuff. Is selling on amazon easy?

hedgehoggroup - I'm not in England so do not have to suffer with the new curriculum smile

MillyMoo1113 Tue 09-Apr-13 21:05:21

I've sold loads on amazon, including teaching books over the years.

Once you've set the account up(different from your buyer account), you upload stuff using the isbn number and it finds it and tell you current selling price for that quality(like new/good etc)

It's fairly step by step to set up account.

i try I clear out my teaching stuff each summer, especially if I move key stage like last year.

Makingchanges Wed 10-Apr-13 19:04:49

As Millymoo has said it's really step by step.

You set up an account and then enter the Isbn number. You can see what the current price is for similar condition and I just put my price slight under the bottom price ie 50p

You can also search for a book like normal and then there is a sell your button.

I find I am more successful than selling on such as eBay as I set my price and as teachers I think Amazon is the first place people go to when looking for new books.

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