Today, I experienced the most liberating feeling of all. I needed binders, so I took the contents of 2 binders (both full of worksheets at least 2 years old) and put the papers straight into the recycle bin.
I didn't look through it. I didn't save anything. I got rid of all of it.
It was so freeing knowing that clutter was gone from my closet for good. I hadn't looked at these papers in 2 years. They are from a grade and subject I no longer teach. So why did I still have them? And honestly, if I was ever teaching the same content, I would find new materials. I am the type who believes that every school year is a new year, and my teaching should be fresh as well. I can't have fresh lessons when teaching from lesson plans from two years ago!
Want a life changing experience in less that 5 minutes? De-clutter some of your old worksheets, lesson plans, and outdated materials. You will feel better and future students will thank you.