5 Tips to Get Spring Cleaning Underway in the Classroom

March 11, 2016

Spring is right around the corner and the warmer weather has started to arrive. Chase away those lingering winter germs around the classroom with a detailed spring cleaning regimen. Here’s how you can get going in just 5 simple steps.

  1. Enlist some help. Cleaning an entire classroom is a big job, which is why you’ll need all hands on deck if you want to get it done quickly and efficiently. Luckily, you’ve got about 25 extra sets of hands right in the classroom — your students!
  1. Disinfect and deodorize. Purchase some disinfectant wipes and let all those extra little hands go to town. Make sure to instruct students to wipe down high-risk germ areas — like desktops, chairs, door handles, backpack cubbies and more.
  1. Revisit your resources. Sift through old lesson plans and resources books and get rid of anything that’s no longer useful or outdated. Adopting an “out with the old” policy can really free up a ton of storage space in your classroom.
  1. Implement a filing system. Once you’ve filtered out the good from the bad, you’ll want to reorganize your lesson plans, printouts, student records and more. Consider switching to a color coded folder system, or a simple blinder-by-year solution.
  1. Purchase plastic organizers. It’s no secret that even the largest classrooms always feel limited in space. In order to keep things orderly and maximize available storage space, purchase plastic cubby and drawer inserts to make use of every square inch.

As you whip your classroom back into shape for the spring, take notice of the condition of your current school furniture. If you notice that your desks are wobbly, or your chairs and bookshelves have become worn down, it might be time to consider replacing them.

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