Boxes, papers, supplies, everywhere. I spent time going from project to project, but felt like I wasn't really getting anything accomplished. So... I decided to make a to do list of the most important things that I needed to do. And yes, I made it GIANT because I wanted a visual reminder if I got off task doing something else.
Once I determined the most important task - I stayed on it until it was done. I got so much more accomplished this way!
What things do you do to get your classroom ready without becoming overwhelmed?