With my vision of a beautiful, organized classroom clear in my mind, I headed straight for the closet (a.k.a "The Black Hole"). Here is what I faced when I opened the door:
It literally sucked the life right out of me and made me want to close the door! But, after saying a little prayer and remembering that beautiful classroom in my mind, I dove right in. I worked for about 3 hours just taking things out of the closet and setting it around the room. No organizing, no sorting, no throwing away - just clearing out. After 3 hours, I still had about half of the closet left to clear out, so I'm going back tonight. I can only go for about 2 or 3 hours per day (because I refuse to take my kids up there during their summer - plus, they make a bigger mess than I do!) so I'm hoping that I can get this done and organized before pre-planning on August 9th.
Stay tuned for updates and to see if I make it in time, lol! I'm also open to any organizational tips and /or encouraging words you might have (apparently, I will need those!)!