In 1981, the San Francisco Day School opened its doors to 400 elementary and middle-school aged students throughout the Bay Area. Though campus additions, emerging technology, and enrichment programs brought changes to the school over the past three decades, by the end of 2016, the organization in the school’s classrooms became outdated and insufficient.
Lack of efficient storage created excessive clutter that prohibited a proactive teaching and learning environment, so the school renovated its classrooms in December, 2016, to include new storage solutions and other organizational functions that would completely transformed the way teachers and students utilized their educational spaces.
How The Transformation Helped
Not only did the new organization system help to bring order to previously cluttered, dysfunctional spaces, but – most importantly – the faculty and staff immediately noticed a difference in the way students treated classroom equipment with respect, made an effort to stay more organized, and cared for their surroundings. Teachers themselves appreciated how versatile and flexible each system was, and how they could move cabinets to desired locations to create the space that worked best for their wants and needs. Most of all, teachers, students, and administration alike were proud of the transformation and how organized and functional their school classrooms had become.
Find Your Own Transformation
Many of us are in the same shoes as San Francisco Day School – where the need for storage and organization is apparent, but the solution is unknown. And, just as SFDS did, you can find a storage system that works for you. Here are some tips to get you started.
Keep clutter behind closed doors. Open shelving quickly looks disheveled, cluttered, and messy. Invest in more closed door cabinets to visually keep a space looking neat and organized.