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Phew, so much for the boxes, tapes, labels, etc...

I did not realize that packing up a classroom was really stressful. I am finally done with all the boxes, tapes, labels, etc. In the process my classroom looked like a crime scene with signs of struggle!

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I started out sorting, throwing out, weeding so to speak, and ambitiously organizing all that I have accumulated. I had one day to pack everything - one day from the last day of school. Moving day was to come faster than my packing speed! I simply could not do all the packing - singlehandedly - in one day, so I was glad when the movers were a day late.

I started labeling in the beginning, but when "tired" sat in I did not want to organize so I just dumped stuff into packing boxes.... My colleague reminded me to label all the boxes.... I told him that I was no longer doing that because I was too embarrassed to label the boxes "CRAP"... LOL.

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In the end, I had 81 boxes! Yes, 81! I went back to visit the next day. Moving day, my classroom -

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Somewhere here are my precious possessions... some of them may fall under the Crap category but they are still precious ... :)

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It is done, the boxes are in one of those containers...

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I went back to visit my classroom yesterday... There was a Hazmat tent in front of my room. I was restrcited from taking pictures... hmmm, maybe there is asbestos in them floors or what ever they ripped out of the room.... but I am not worrying about them until August... In the meantime, I am planning a trip to Asia... Yeah! Oh, and I am teaching summer school to afford the trip to Asia.

Comments (7)

Barb Cabot:

That is a huge job. I remember those days...but you did it so Eden "Happy Summer Vacation". Even if you are working summer school it's still Summer! Yay!

Yay,Eden, I can't wait to hear about your trip, and Happy Summer to you.

nancyhol:

You are right! Don't worry about those boxes until fall! They will still be there - crap and all!

Fe:

Good job, my friend, 81 boxes...wow ! !

Yes, as a retired teacher, this is very familiar! Enjoy your summer and trip to Asia.

sheri:

Oh my, what a job for those last days of school. You must have been exhausted! Agree with the others, forget about it until August. Happy Summer!

Anne:

"too embarrassed to label the boxes "CRAP"..." buahahahahaha, that cracked me up!

What is the rainbow on the floor in the third photo - a mat? It's very pretty, I want one :o)

Have an awesome summer, Eden, I'm sure the trip planning excitement will keep your spirits up while working through the summer!

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