The good part of downsizing
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I can see the front of my classroom again!!!! I can reach the white boards without climbing on boxes of tiles!!! I can use the electric outlet in the front of my room!!!!!
Okay - downsizing. Not only do we need to get rid of 90%+ of what we own at home, I also need to get rid of some of the items I've collected at school. Art teachers are natural hoarders, because we don't usually have budgets, we're on the bottom of the schools acquisition list, we rarely get the equipment and supplies we really would like to have. So we scrounge, save, hoard - and I had boxes and boxes of donated tiles, which we've used in the murals.
But now, with the murals mostly finished, I thought it was time to get rid of the majority of the tiles, especially the neutrals. I had a bunch of students, mostly the boys who are taller than I am, help me with saving small boxes of the neutral color tiles, and then carting the extra tiles (boxes and boxes of broken tile in white, grey, beige, brown, black) down the hallway and out to the dumpster behind the cafeteria.
Of course, being students, some of the guys left the boxes of tiles on the ground outside the dumpster, rather than throwing them inside. I just hope the garbage pick up guys can get all the tile into the truck when they collect it.