5 Tips for a Clutter-Free Classroom
Managing a classroom is hard work when you’ve got students making a mess five days a week, but maintaining a clutter-free classroom will have an incredible impact on your teaching methods and your children’s behaviour. Clean classrooms have been proven to promote healthy habits in young children, reduce absences, and help retain good teachers. We’ve compiled a list of the best tips on how to rid your classroom of clutter and how to maintain a clutter-free environment.
How to declutter your classroom?
- Spring clean
First things first, sort through all the stuff you have in your classroom and decide what stays and what goes. Keep in mind you only want to keep stuff that contributes towards your student’s lessons and learning. If you’ve got items on display, consider if they are valuable to your student’s education or whether it is just taking up valuable space. It’s important to be relentless when disposing of items.
Take a look at our Classroom Cleaning Checklist if you’re after a more comprehensive cleaning guide. We’ve even got a handy printable checklist, created to get your students involved!
- Optimise your space
Is your classroom efficiently organised? You can maximise your space by experimenting with different layouts and incorporating clever storage solutions into all available spaces. We recommend utilising the space by installing teaching walls which are made to order so they can fit perfectly in your classroom. Every aspect of a teaching wall can be customised to suit the classroom and student’s requirements, with fitted whiteboards and individual lockers for students.
By labelling all your storage boxes, you’ll save time looking for items you need for teaching and it will help you to maintain your organised classroom as you’ll want to put your items back in the correct places.
By bringing awareness to your students about healthy hygiene habits, such as regularly washing their hands and putting away the items they use so the cleaners can disinfect more thoroughly.
- Professional cleaning
By hiring a professional cleaning team, you’ll have the peace of mind that every area is cleaned on a regular basis. A commercial cleaning company brings a multitude of benefits, but it will predominantly help you focus on your teaching instead of worrying about cleaning your classroom at the end of the day.
Here at Scott & Sons, we have over 40 years of experience providing thorough cleaning services for schools in Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas. Our highly experienced and qualified team will swiftly give your property a deep clean, tailored to your individual requirements. For more information on our services, please get in touch with a member of our team today.