A new year is a great time for fresh starts! Many an art teacher has promised themselves to be more organized in the new year(sometimes with the calender new year..sometimes with the start of a new school year). Organization can't happen if you are a hoarder!!! You have to be willing to get rid of "stuff". If you don't use something...get rid of it! If it doesn't work as it should...get rid of it! If you haven't figure out what to do with it....get rid of it! I know...I KNOW...our treasures are hard to part with. We might use it some day...it is a perfectly good (insert odd item we'd never buy ourselves)...someone gave it to me. Your room needs to function as a well oiled machine....and all the "stuff" gunks things up. Just because you are an art teacher doesn't make your classroom the junk yard. YOU CAN DO IT! Start small...clean out a cabinet or drawer! Throw out those dried up glue sticks/bottles.