"1. Pack in Zones: Pack everything that goes in your desk in one box, everything that goes on the bookshelf in one box and everything that goes in your technology center in one box. Seems like a simple concept, but a lot of exhausted teachers just toss everything into boxes and end up with a huge organizational milestone when back-to-school hits.
2. Plan Ahead: Set aside all of the things you'll need first when school starts again—scissors, your stapler, your computer password—and put them into a box. Place that box in an easy-to-find spot so you'll see it first thing when you come back to school. "
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